Mises Wire

Rothbard Explains the Proper Response to Climate Change

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/09/2017
Whether or not one agrees with the underlying climate science, Rothbard’s analysis is useful in crafting a response to so-called greenhouse gases.

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Repeal and Replace Needn't Be Complicated

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog03/09/2017
But Paul Ryan's bill just takes us deeper down the rabbit hole.

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NFL Free Agency and the Market Process

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPrices

Blog03/09/2017
Any serious analysis of the NFL is incomplete without a sound understanding of basic economics.

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The War on Cash Finds Its General

Money and Banking

03/08/2017The Austrian
Rogoff has read Rothbard and cites him, but the Austrian theory of the business cycle is not within his range of vision.

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The "Operating System" for Western Civilization

Political Theory

Blog03/08/2017
Laissez-faire liberalism is the only "operating system" based on consent.

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Central Bank Embrace of Blockchain is All About Control

The Fed

03/08/2017FedWatch
Central banks talk about systemic efficiency and "tax evasion" in their war on currency alternatives. But it's really about control.

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Truman Was Right About the CIA

Big GovernmentBiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/08/2017
Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man.

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Bill Gates's Robot Tax Is a Terrible Idea

Capital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Contrary to what Bill Gates thinks, robots don't decrease tax revenue, nor do they condemn us to a future of unemployment.

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Higher Costs Don’t Mean Higher Prices

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog03/07/2017
Driving up costs for cocaine dealers has not led to a similar rise in street price. This is because prices are not based on the cost of production.

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World Power, World Policy, and the United States in 1917

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Like the European powers in the run up to the Great War, the United States was very active in new imperialist adventures.

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