Mises Wire

Why Modern Economics' Fixation with "Efficiency" Is Dangerous

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/05/2019

Efficiency is backward-looking and static, while value creation is future-oriented and aspirational. 

Read More

America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

Read More

America's Libertarian Revolution

U.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

In the deepest sense, the American Revolution was a conscious majority revolution on behalf of libertarianism and against power.

Read More

The Data Shows Socialists — Not Sanctions — Destroyed Venezuela's Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/04/2019

If we stick to the data, regardless of which socioeconomic indicator we choose, it seems clear that the sharp economic downturn began long before 2017.

Read More

The Green Movement's Anti-Humanism

The Environment

Blog07/04/2019

Having failed to show that capitalism impoverishes people, socialists have invented a new victim of material prosperity: the environment. But this latest turn is the most disturbing of all in its knee-jerk hatred for human beings and human life.

Read More

The American Revolution Was a Free-Trade Revolution

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

The British complained of unfair competition from goods supplied by the American colonists. So the state intervened to manage trade and make it "fair." But the American revolutionaries saw protectionism for the scam it was, and still is.

Read More

Trump's "Salute to America" Is a Salute to Government Employees

07/03/2019Power & Market

If Americans really wanted to celebrate the spirit of the Declaration, they'd demand a parade of smugglers, tax cheats, and secessionists.

Read More

Lincoln and Trump: Two of a Kind?

Blog07/03/2019

Trump haters are concerned that Trump will "stain" the Lincoln Memorial with a speech on Independence Day. But Trump is extremely unlikely to ever match Lincoln's blood-soaked legacy. And that's a good thing.

Read More
Shield icon wire