Mises Wire

This Time, It's a Bubble in Rentals

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

08/04/2017FedWatch
Fannie and Freddie are rushing to finance the current rental boom, and package them as mortgage-backed securities. What could go wrong?

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Jeff Sessions's Pot War Is Up in Smoke in Nevada

Blog07/19/2017
Recreational marijuana became legal this month in Nevada. AG Jeff Sessions isn't happy about it at all.

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More Arrests of Mises Activists by Cuban Police

Blog07/07/2017
Seven Cuban libertarians and activists with the Mises-Mambi Institute of Cuba were arrested on Friday morning.

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Testosterone and the Madness of Central Bankers

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/06/2017
People really do experience a type of high when experiencing windfall profits. Does this play a role in central-bank-induced booms and busts?

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The Austrians, the Mainstream, and "Mainline" Economics

Austrian Economics Overview

Blog07/05/2017
Boettke’s book Living Economics is very personal, and is a portrait of a specific way of thinking about Austrian economics and practicing it.

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Richard Cantillon Is Sleepless in Seattle

Business Cycles

Blog06/22/2017
Cheap money and Seattle's capital-fueled boom means Seattle may soon achieve Peak Skyscraper status.

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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The central bank is unlikely to follow rules like the Taylor Rule because they are fundamentally political organizations with their own agendas.

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Privatize the New York City Subway System

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/19/2017
“Evidence of government failure” calls for a return to privatization to “reduce costs, improve service quality, and accelerate technological change.”

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Help Wanted: Lenders with No Experience (or Short Memories) to Make Risky Mortgages

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

06/19/2017FedWatch
Home values are up, flipping is back in vogue, and more than a little subprime sauce is needed to keep the party cooking.

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Las Vegas: An Austrian View of Land Prices

The EntrepreneurValue and Exchange

Blog06/05/2017
Is buying land a good idea? It's a lot more complicated than simply declaring "buy land, they aren't making it anymore."

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