Mises Wire

Thanks to Sanctions, the US Is Losing Its Grip on the Middle East

War and Foreign Policy


While the US ratchets up efforts to isolate its many enemies, the Chinese, the Saudis, the Arab League, and OPEC all shrug and look to increasing international communication and trade.

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The Five Stages of Bank Failure Grief

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


We are familiar with the five stages of grief. However, it is not a stretch to apply those stages to what is happening to the banking system. Right now, we are in the second stage: anger.

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There's No Place like Noam

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology


Noam Chomsky's latest offering—a series of interviews—presents the best (and worst) of one of America's premier public intellectuals.

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The "Buy Black" Movement: Divisive or a Boon to Black Entrepreneurs?

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsEntrepreneurship


Calls for black consumers to "Buy Black" can be interpreted as socially divisive, but they are also a way to encourage black entrepreneurs in a free market.

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The Failure of Public Works and Public Funding

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomHayekCalculation and Knowledge


Shoddy service, regular breakdowns, and overbudget to boot. There is a reason why government-funded projects always waste resources.

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The Putrid Underbelly of Woke Capitalism

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureProgressivism


American corporations are lavishing billions of dollars on leftist groups in the name of "equity." But many of them also are donating to even more questionable people and causes.

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The US Followed a Policy of Foreign Intervention Long before World War II

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


One of the great fictions of US history is that the USA's foreign policy was based on noninterventionism until the nation was forced to enter World War II.

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Taxing Capital Leads to Capital Consumption

Economic PolicyCapital and Interest Theory


Progressive governments in the name of equity are calling for taxation of capital gains. They really are demanding destruction of capital through capital consumption.

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