Mises Wire

Why Cryptocurrencies Will Never Be Safe Havens

Blog08/14/2017
Cryptocurrencies are an important step in the right direction. But thinking that we are magically creating new stores-of-value is a profound mistake.

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World War I and the Triumph of Illiberal Ideology

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/14/2017
Mises warned that war is the outcome of abandoning economic freedom, which is inextricably tied to the spirit of liberalism and its philosophy of peace.

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Why Some Pharmaceuticals Are So Expensive

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2017
Before we can make health care affordable, we must confront why a previously affordable commodity has become unaffordable.

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Why Government Has a Dangerous Obsession with Statistics

Big GovernmentCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog08/08/2017
In a free market, businesses have little need of economy-wide statistics. They are, however, desperately needed for any sort of government planning.

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Why Kansas's Tax-Cut "Failure" Is Really a Success

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2017
When tax cuts lay the ground work for a better economy, government statistics often fail to measure the benefits.

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Why Police Prefer Drug Raids Over Investigating Violent Crimes

Legal System

Blog08/03/2017
Governments and police departments often benefit more from arresting small-time non-violent offenders than by prosecuting truly violent ones.

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Why Robots Won't Cause Mass Unemployment

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/02/2017
There will always be jobs because there will always be scarcity. Human wants are unlimited, yet the resources are limited — even with robots.

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Why It's Not Hypocrisy for Libertarians To Benefit from Government Programs

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/31/2017
Many are calling TV pundit Tomi Lahren a "hypocrite" for benefiting from an Obamacare mandate. Lahren may be more of a victim than a beneficiary.

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Why Planned Parenthood Should be Defunded

Blog07/31/2017
It is not just Planned Parenthood that needs to be defunded. All organizations and businesses on the federal dole should be defunded.

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