Mises Wire

NFL Teams are Right to Blackball Colin Kaepernick

Free Markets

Blog05/18/2017
Kaepernick's protests alienated the NFL's consumers. Football may be king — but the customer is always right.

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Bylund: Entrepreneurship Can Fix Healthcare

HealthEntrepreneurship

Blog05/18/2017
Instead of trying to replace Obamacare, let's let entrepreneurs play a prominent role in fixing our broken healthcare system.

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Venezuela: Forty Years of Economic Decline

Corporate WelfareThe Police State

Blog05/17/2017
By the 1970s, the Venezuelan economy was in deep trouble. The half-hearted reforms that followed, paved the way for the rise of Hugo Chávez.

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It’s Against the Law to Paddleboard Without a Whistle

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog05/17/2017
Nullifying the Coast Guard’s designation of paddleboards as vessels would be a victory for summer, and a defeat for Washington.

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US Household Debt Rises to All-Time Highs

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

05/17/2017FedWatch
Spurred by 9 years of easy money, US household debt is back to peak levels not seen since 2008.

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Balance Sheet Normalization, Or Not

The Fed

05/17/2017FedWatch
Fed commentators have been talking up the "balance sheet normalization" theme. Turns out, shockingly, it's not actually going to be normalized.

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Libertarianism at the Brink

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/16/2017
Cato's Brink Lindsey says we can't evaluate complete laissez-faire because it does not exist; but he somehow "knows" government intervention is better.

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4 Problems With Jeff Sessions's New "Tough on Crime" Stance

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog05/16/2017
Violent crime is already illegal in all 50 states under state laws. The last thing we need is a new wave of federal prosecutions of non-violent people.

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Entrepreneurship’s Split-Personality Problem

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog05/16/2017
Practice and theory are often seen as being distinct and in conflict with each other. But, hands-on entrepreneurs can learn a lot from economic theory.

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The World's Central Banks Are Frozen with Fear

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

05/16/2017FedWatch
A look at the world's largest central banks suggests there's no appetite for anything that resembles quantitative tightening.

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