Mises Wire

Want to Grow the Economy? Stop Listening to Clueless Economists

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog08/31/2017
Not only are economists incapable of recognizing what economic growth is, they propose policies that are inimical to the progress necessary for growth.

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Germany's New Political Party Is Just Another Big-Government Party

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog08/30/2017
Germany's newest political party once held a banner for free markets. Unfortunately, it's been lately moving very much in the wrong direction.

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A History of the Fed's Political Power

The Fed

08/30/2017The Austrian
Conti-Brown has, with considerable scholarship, exposed many grave problems with the Fed in a way that strengthens and supports the anti-Fed case.

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America's Two Democracies

Political Theory

Blog08/29/2017
Government has a measure of control over markets, but the ultimate results are determined by the minute-to-minute decisions of the buyers and customers.

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.

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Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/29/2017FedWatch
Central bankers seek to shrug off any limits to their power. Only if totally unrestrained, they believe, can they truly do "whatever it takes."

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Give Sanctuary Cities What They Want

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017
City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Will Congress and Trump Declare War on WikiLeaks?

The Police State

Blog08/29/2017
The federal government is ratcheting up its war against those who embarrass the government by documenting its many misdeeds.

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Distraction as Political Strategy

Blog08/29/2017
Is it a coincidence that while we are fighting about Confederate monuments, we are not focusing on the real plight of the poor and middle class?

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Not Even Junk Will Fetch High Interest Rates Anymore

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/28/2017FedWatch
It’s not just those cranky Austrians calling central bankers on the carpet these days. Everyone knows, is holding their breath, and hoping for the best.

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