Mises Wire

The Economist's Duty

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionismPolitical Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
A 4-part condensation of chapters from Human Action dealing with various forms of government interference with the free market.

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1917: How Woodrow Wilson Finally Got His War

Blog04/07/2017
On April 6 — a hundred years ago — the United States declared war on Germany.

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Nudges for Thee, But Not for Me

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog04/07/2017
To most observers, nudging sounds like clever management techniques. The power to nudge by the state, however, is an entirely different matter.

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A Libertarian Student's Plea

Political Theory

04/07/2017Articles of Interest
Ralph Raico penned this anti-war article when a university student. It remains relevant today.

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War is the Continuation of Trumpism by Other Means

Global EconomyU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/07/2017
Trump was never a peace candidate, and his protectionist ideology could only ever have led to war.

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Two Common Objections to Unilateral Free Trade

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2017
Free trade is not an obstacle to either economic prosperity or military defense.

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The Myth of the Constitution

Legal System

Blog04/06/2017
Claims about the Constitution's "limited" power sound reassuring — except to those who have read the Constitution or the cases decided under it.

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FOMC Minutes: Continued Talk of Balance Sheet Strategy

The FedFinancial Markets

04/06/2017FedWatch
The FOMC minutes continue the emphasis on the balance sheet. They've started raising the Fed Funds target, how far can they get on the balance sheet?

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If You Don't Like Immigration, You Should Love Free Trade

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2017
The more immigration is restricted, the more important and essential free trade becomes.

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Caitlin Long: What Blockchain Means

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyStrategy

04/06/2017Audio/Video
Blockchain technology could vastly reduce the role of middlemen in everyday transactions, obviating the need for a lot of regulation in the process.

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