Mises Wire

Marxism: From Class Consciousness to Gender "Intersectionality"

Big GovernmentMedia and Culture


"False consciousness" has long been a building block behind the Marxist drive to destroy human rights. 

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The Future of Government is Smaller

Decentralization and SecessionEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property


In a truly free society, the scope of government easily can be reduced to a much smaller domain than even many friends of freedom often think.

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Trump’s Protectionist Follies Threaten a Trade War

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy


What America is facing are the illogical trade policies of an economically illiterate president in the White House. 

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending


The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.

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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.

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Freedom and the Minimum Wage

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Political paternalists who insist upon setting minimum wages by government command closely resemble socialist central planners of the 20th century.

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The Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Profligate Government

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

This is all smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem: the continuance of and increases in the American warfare-welfare state.

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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come


Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.

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