Mises Wire

Simón Bolívar: Liberator or Tyrannical Demagogue?

World History

Blog12/14/2017
The life of Simón Bolívar is a story filled with despotism, war atrocities, and illiberal views on governance.

Read more

Stop Telling Me to "Shop Locally"

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/04/2017
Small mom-and-pop shops are overrated — but they're getting better thanks to competition from firms like Amazon.

Read more

Sylvester Petro's Austrian Perspective on Labor Unions

BiographiesLabor and Wages

Blog11/10/2017
Sylvester Petro's books on labor unions are among some of the best written on labor policy.

Read more

Secession — Not Military Intervention — Can Help Venezuela

Decentralization and SecessionInterventionism

Blog11/07/2017
Secession and decentralization in Venezuela could help many escape from the out-of-control regime.

Read more

Stop Canada's War on "Passive" Investment

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/04/2017
Economic growth in Canada will continue to be hampered as long as the government continues to erect roadblocks to business investment.

Read more

Sources Claim Janet Yellen Will Not Be Re-Appointed

10/26/2017Power & Market

Read more

Seeking More QE for Japan — Abe Calls Snap Election

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/17/2017
The Bank of Japan is even more committed than the Fed is to continued QE and easy money.

Read more

Subsidies In One Place Don't Justify Tariffs in Another

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/13/2017
Imposing tariffs against subsidized foreign goods only swaps one bad government policy with another.

Read more

Should Puerto Rico Default?

Blog10/05/2017
Default may be the least bad option for dealing with Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt.

Read more

Stop Wrapping the Flag Around Pro Sports

Blog09/26/2017
In the past, the NFL has happily politicized the sport in exchange for some money from the Pentagon. Now the strategy may end in a marketing disaster.

Read more

Shield icon wire