Mises Wire

Politicians Make the Promises —You and Your Children Pay for Them

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2018

Between taxation, inflation, and the government's insatiable appetite for more spending, its increasingly difficult to avoid financial ruin.

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Jim Bovard on the Terrible Politicization of America

Media and CultureStrategy

09/21/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Jim Bovard take an unflinching look at the disastrous politicization of everything in America.
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In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomySocialism

Blog09/20/2018

While the outrage over Maduro’s dinner with "Salt Bae" is well deserved, it's just a taste of how socialism actually operates in the real world. 

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No, Robots Cannot Replace Us

Blog09/18/2018

When robots may be more effective workers and possibly better engineers, they cannot figure out what is valued. That’s the task of entrepreneurs, who bet on what consumers will want.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Why the "Economy Is an Engine" Metaphor is So Wrong

Booms and BustsThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/06/2018

The economy is not an engine, or a tool, and does not perform any “work.” The economy is you and me.

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Bernie Sanders-Endorsed Florida Man Threatens America's Freest Economy

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog08/29/2018

Under Andrew Gillum, the Sunshine State would come to look more like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York.

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Is the Sharing Economy Exploitative?

08/24/2018Power & Market

There's a whole lot of buzz about the sharing economy. Many seem to think it is something new, with some calling for a 'new economics' to explain it while others deride the 'gig economy' as a higher level of exploitation, inequality, and poverty. Neither is a good analysis.

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