Mises Wire

A Trade War May Trigger the Rise of Chinese Nationalism

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/16/2018
According to Mises, economic nationalism "is incompatible with durable peace," and efforts to fan the flames of a trade war between the US and China are dangerous.

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The War Powers Resolution Fraud

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/31/2018

As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers. 

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Michael Watson: What is Outside of Economics?

Media and CulturePraxeology

03/30/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Michael Watson discuss the reconciliation of ethical worldviews with value-free economics.

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How the White House Hijacked the Ability to Declare War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/28/2018

The authors of the Constitution were clear that the power to declare war was limited to Congress. It's important to understand why. 

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Is China Reverting to a Mao-Style Dictatorship?

World History

Blog03/12/2018

While the Chinese state is moving more toward autocratic rule, the importance of fighting for economic freedom remains as important as ever. 

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This Bishop Hates Capitalism so Much, He's Praising the Anti-Christian Chinese Regime

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
There is a long history of sympathetic Western intellectuals traveling to foreign socialist lands — deciding they've discovered paradise on earth.

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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.

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Infrastructure Spending Won't Make America Great Again

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/06/2018
Infrastructure spending is probably a better idea than yet another war. Ultimately, though, it's just another government boondoggle.

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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2018
No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.

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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/29/2018
In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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