Mises Wire

Trump’s Budget: Radical Change or More of the Same?

U.S. Economy

Blog06/05/2017
Trump’s budget does eliminate some unnecessary and unconstitutional programs, but it largely leaves the welfare-warfare state intact.

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Individuals, Reason, and Action

Media and CulturePraxeology

Blog06/05/2017
It is always the individual who thinks. Society does not think any more than it eats or drinks.

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Healthcare: "Insurance" Now Just Means Redistribution

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog06/04/2017
When politicians talk about health "insurance" they're usually just talking about schemes to redistribute wealth and income.

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Deflation, Easy Money, and the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/02/2017
When money is made "out of thin air," we see economic busts go hand-in-hand with price deflation. This is not the case with sound money.

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Mises Weekends: Yes, You Should Read Human Action

StrategyAustrian Economics Overview

06/02/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist, Joe Salerno, and Karl-Friedrich Israel discuss Mises's Human Action —perhaps the greatest treatise on economics ever written.

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Gold vs. Fluctuating Fiat Exchange Rates

Gold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/02/2017
Without gold, without an international money, the world is destined to stumble into one accelerated monetary crisis after another.

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To Lower Health Care Costs, Try Freedom

HealthProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog06/01/2017
Prices have fallen in many areas of healthcare that are reliant on cash transactions and more market competition.

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Studying the Climate Doesn't Make You an Expert on Economics and Politics

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog06/01/2017
One need not have any opinion about climate science at all to see that the Paris Climate Agreement relies on very bad planning and very bad economics.

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The Cultural Consequences of the Federal Reserve

From the ArchivesMedia and CultureMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/01/2017
Our inflation and debt-based system encourages our society to adopt a short-term perspective.

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Capitalism Is About Working Less to Earn More

Labor and WagesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog05/31/2017
If working is the price we pay to obtain things we want, then economic progress means decreasing this price thanks to continued productivity growth.

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