Mises Wire

The President's Economic Betrayal

SocialismU.S. History

Blog10/13/2018

In this 1971 New York Times editorial, Murray Rothbard described how, under Nixon's "New Economic Policy," "fascism came to America."

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Tall Buildings, Mighty Crashes

Booms and Busts

Blog10/13/2018

Skyscrapers that set world records for height don’t cause economic panics, but are, instead, a warning a boom has reached its peak.

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The Myth of Synchronized Growth and the Era of Secular Stagnation

The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog10/13/2018

We have been hearing from central banks that we were living in a synchronized growth territory. Well, it wasn’t the case.

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The Buffoons at Oxfam Believe it's Better to be Poor in Afghanistan than Singapore

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog10/12/2018

The last thing the left wants is for people to understand that poor nations only become rich nations with free markets and small government.

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The Market Isn't a Schoolmarm: The Austrian School versus Chicago

Other Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

Blog10/12/2018

Unlike a moralistic schoolmarm or a government, markets do not punish or tax anyone. They merely reflect the choices we make and the values we hold.

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The Bigotry of the Literati

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureSocialism

Blog10/11/2018

The tremendous machine of “progressive” propaganda and indoctrination has well succeeded in enforcing its taboos. 

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Trump's Trade War Threatens Walmart's Low Prices

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog10/10/2018

Thanks to Trump's tariffs, discount stores have to raise prices — thus increasing the cost of living for ordinary Americans.

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