Mises Wire

Trump Readies a New Pentagon Spending Binge

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/24/2017
Politicians and bureaucrats have found in Trump a friend who can help fleece the taxpayers for a few trillion more in military spending.

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The US Navy: A History of Waste and Corruption

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/24/2017
When politicians play market without bearing the consequences, they create a network of economic privilege that begins with bribes and ends with bombs.

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Can Technology Prevent a Recession?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog01/23/2017
Technology doesn't tell us much about whether we're prone to a recession. The much larger issue is inflation-induced misallocation of resources.

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The Bank of England and the ECB Have a Credibility Problem

Blog01/22/2017

The mainstream media in Europe and the UK are worried about economic shocks in 2017. We should all be worried.

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The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/22/2017
In the real world, repeated failure usually results in budget cuts. But that's not how things work with government agencies like the DEA.

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Did The Free Market Kill Coal?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog01/20/2017
Leftists often blame "the free market" for the demise of the coal industry. "And good riddance," they say. But, markets had very little to do with it.

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Spanish Courts Don’t Have Any Respect for Freedom of Contract

Legal System

Blog01/20/2017
Spanish courts are voiding established contractual agreements to the cheers of "the people." This doesn't bode well for the future of the rule of law.

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John Tamny: Trump's Economics

The FedGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

01/20/2017Audio/Video
John Tamny and Jeff Deist discuss President Trump's economics.

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German Inflation Anxiety Could Bring an Election Shock in 2017

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog01/19/2017
With German elections approaching, Germans may grow tired of monetary instability forced on them for the sake of saving the Italian economy.

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Must Libertarians Be Individualists?

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/19/2017
Contrary to the claim that they want for all a "self-sufficient" life in isolation, libertarians assume there is great value in voluntary cooperation.

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