Mises Wire

Why Do Economists Make so many Arbitrary Assumptions?

Blog05/16/2018
Various assumptions employed by mainstream economists appear to be of an arbitrary nature. The assumptions seem to be detached from the real world.

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We Don’t Even Want Your American Goods In Europe — Or Do We?

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/07/2018

As a trade war heats up between the US and the EU, both regimes rush to victimize their own populations.

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Why Fractional Reserve Banking Poses a Threat to Market Stability

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog05/04/2018

Mises advocated free banking because he thought it would restrain fractional reserve banking, which he viewed as the cause of unsustainable booms.

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What Determines a Currency Exchange Rate?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/02/2018

As far as the currency exchange rate determination is concerned, the essential variable is the relative changes in the purchasing power of various monies. 

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Western Capitalist Countries are the Best Places to be Born a Woman

Global EconomyLabor and WagesMedia and Culture

Discrimination against women is a phenomenon of anti-capitalist and Muslim countries. Protection of women’s rights is a phenomenon of capitalist and Western countries.

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Why the Cleveland Browns Need More than Draft Capital to Be Successful

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureCapital and Interest Theory

Blog04/26/2018

The Cleveland Browns enter this year's NFL draft with a tremendous capital advantage to other teams. That's not enough to guarantee their success. 

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Was Mises a Neoliberal?

04/23/2018Power & Market

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What Free Trade Really Means

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/23/2018

America must reject the false dilemma of managed trade versus regulated trade — and choose free trade.

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Why Secession Is a Big Problem — For Politicians

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/23/2018

If a precedent of secession were accepted, then the disintegration of the central government could potentially continue ad infinitum.

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Why Governors Should Veto National Guard Deployments More Often

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

California's governor refuses to send National Guard troops to the border on Trump's terms. State governments should refuse to send troops far more often than this. 

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