Mises Wire

Venezuela on the Brink

Socialism

08/05/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and guests Luis Cirocco and Rafael Acevedo discuss how quickly Venezuela is unraveling.

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MacLean's Book Takes Progressive Conspiracy Theories to a New Level

Media and Culture

Blog08/04/2017
MacLean's hit piece on "radical" libertarians uses the usual tactics: spinning complex conspiracy theories to "prove" the racism of political enemies.

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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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Why Kansas's Tax-Cut "Failure" Is Really a Success

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2017
When tax cuts lay the ground work for a better economy, government statistics often fail to measure the benefits.

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Mike Huckabee on the 17th Amendment: Evil Plot or Great Idea?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/03/2017
Repealing the 17th Amendment has its upside, but a simple repeal doesn't go nearly far enough.

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Why Police Prefer Drug Raids Over Investigating Violent Crimes

Legal System

Blog08/03/2017
Governments and police departments often benefit more from arresting small-time non-violent offenders than by prosecuting truly violent ones.

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Violence: How It's Different From Market Exchange

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/03/2017
Not all human action is truly voluntary in the marketplace. Violence can be used to distort and force a wide variety of relationship among human beings.

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Why Robots Won't Cause Mass Unemployment

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/02/2017
There will always be jobs because there will always be scarcity. Human wants are unlimited, yet the resources are limited — even with robots.

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The Fed Gave Wall Street a Bomb, and the Taxpayers are Paying Ransom

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

08/02/2017FedWatch
How do you stop the taxpayer subsidy to Wall Street while avoiding lighting the fuse to Bernanke’s inflation bomb?

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The First Economics Lesson

Political Theory

Blog08/01/2017
The inherent difficulties of economics would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by the intervention of special interests.

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