Mises Wire

No One Has a Right to a Good Reputation

Blog08/10/2019

In a free society, defamation would be a nonissue. No one would be able to use the courts to punish other people for the things they say or write. The only exception would be if a person voluntarily signed, then violated, a contract agreeing not to say certain things.

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The Feds Move Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage

Big GovernmentLabor and Wages

Blog08/09/2019

Those who suffer most from mandated wage hikes are low-skilled workers, disabled workers and part-time workers in the sector. And poorer regions suffer more than rich ones.

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In Brazil, Social Democracy Breeds Corruption

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/09/2019

Anti-poverty programs pushed by social democrats have enabled ever higher levels of corruption as bigger government programs mean the ultra-rich can skim more off the top.

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Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/09/2019

We can start dismantling the US empire by giving Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba, followed by a termination of all foreign aid, a closure of all foreign military bases, and an end to regime-change operations around the world.

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Richard von Strigl on Subjective Value

Blog08/08/2019

Economic valuation, as such, is only meaningful when related to the possible employments of an economic good, and such employment can only be carried out by acting human beings.

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Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

Legal System

Blog08/08/2019

Federal judges have served as loyal foot soldiers for police who enthusiastically use every trick in the book to violate and nullify the Bill of Rights.

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Bob Explains the Highlights of His New QJAE Article on Fractional Reserve Banking

Business CyclesMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingMoney Supply

08/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob shows why Ludwig von Mises thought any issuance of fiduciary media caused the boom-bust cycle.
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The Econ Establishment Teams Up To Denounce Judy Shelton

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

Blog08/08/2019

Shelton has been condemned by "experts" from both sides, but anybody who would liken the Fed to the Soviet central planners is an independent thinker worth considering.

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