Mises Wire

For a New Libertarian

We don't need a new twist on libertarianism to "modernize it." But, we do need a new breed of libertarians who recognize the practical realities of human nature.

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Foreign Investment Is Not a Problem for the Domestic Economy

We don't have to worry about paying for foreign capital any more than we must worry about paying for foreign oil. Both trades benefit the domestic economy.

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Five Takeaways from the House's Yellen Hearing

The Fed

What you need to know from Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

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For Libertarians, the British Monarchy Is the Least of Our Worries

World HistoryPolitical Theory

The world would be a better place if the Queen expanded her veto power as a check against Parliament.

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Five Articles for the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day with these five articles from the Mises archives.

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Four Reasons Central Banks are Wrong to Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

The harmful character of deflation is a sacred dogma of monetary policy. However, evidence substantiating these claims is either weak or nonexistent.

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Fed Raises Rates — Will Other Central Banks Follow?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The Federal Reserve says it can now turn to tighter monetary policy if the economy continues to expand "as anticipated." But that's a pretty big if.

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Fractional-Reserve Banking and Money Creation

Money and Banking

Private banks are important drivers in the creation of unbacked money. But, they'd be far more constrained in this were it not for central banks.

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Four Reasons Why College Degrees Are Becoming Useless

EducationTaxes and Spending

If education and career skills are what you want, a college or university may be a waste of your time and money.

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Fed Officials Can't See What's Right In Front Of Them

The FedMoney and Banking

Why is it so controversial to suggest that we should leave interest rates and credit markets alone?

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