Mises Wire

The Great California Exodus

Blog10/10/2020

Today, those with a modicum of judgment and respect for their pocketbook are heading anywhere that is not named California, attempting to flee the incompetent mismanagement of Governor Gavin Newsom.

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The Economics of Government Regulation

Blog10/09/2020

When the state interferes with the market in order to bring about a different use of the productive factors it can only impair the supply, it cannot improve it.

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Can Rawlsian Democracy Coexist with Markets?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/09/2020

To adopt a Rawlsian account of justice, you have to accept democratic participation in a strong sense. For Rawls, the people in a society must decide political questions together.

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Stop Blaming Classical Liberalism for the Problems of Human Nature

Blog10/09/2020

Liberalism in the tradition of Mises and Hayek will not solve the problems of human nature, but it can help to establish a social system in which humans can live peacefully with material prosperity.

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The Second Act Will Be Worse Than the First: Lockdowns Are Not the Answer

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog10/08/2020

Given the overt hostility that progressives have toward private enterprise in the first place, politicians will take shutdown-caused shortages and empty shelves as “proof” that private enterprise has failed.

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What "Experts" Miss about Economic Inequality

Price ControlsMonetary PolicyPoverty

Blog10/08/2020

Many of the "solutions" peddled by today's experts are more likely to increase wealth inequality than decrease it.

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The Media Is Now Openly Pushing Secession as the Election Nears

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/07/2020

The secessionist view is now increasingly being promoted by writers outside the usual conservative and libertarian groups that have long advocated in favor of decentralization and local control.

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The Myth of Wakanda: How Hollywood Distorts the Legacy of Colonialism

Media and CulturePovertyWorld History

Blog10/07/2020

The film Black Panther offered an attractive view of an African nation untouched by slavery or colonialism. Unfortunately, the film offers a rather dubious counterfactual.

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