Mises Wire

Was Scrooge the Victim in A Christmas Carol?

Labor and WagesMedia and Culture

Blog12/23/2017
Scrooge was never mistreated by his nephew, by Cratchit, or by those seeking charitable donations. Scrooge was always free to refuse them all.

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Consumers Are Smarter than Bureaucrats Think

PricesSubjectivism

Blog12/23/2017
The government doesn't think you can make good choices voluntarily. So it's happy to step in and force you to make "better" choices.

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David Gornoski on Anthropology and Liberty

Media and CultureStrategyPolitical Theory

12/22/2017Audio/Video
David Gornoski and Jeff Deist discuss the intersection of libertarianism and cultural anthropology.

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Automobiles Freed Us from the Tyranny of Horses

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/22/2017
Even when it wasn't in use, a horse owner was always tethered to his horse, either literally or figuratively.

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Americans Are Addicted to Homeownership, and the Government is the Pusher

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog12/22/2017
"Sure, it's nice that homeownership forces people to build equity in an asset, even if it is a profoundly crappy asset."

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A David Gordon Anthology

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/22/2017
David is one of the very few reviewers whose writings I can read with profit years after they were first printed.

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Time for Another Revolution

Free MarketsInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

12/21/2017Mises Daily Articles
In exchange for an income tax King George III would have conceded every point made against him by the colonists.

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War Socialism and the Confederate Defeat

U.S. History

Blog12/21/2017
The Confederate government's turn toward war socialism helped seal its fate.

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Are Tax Cuts Really Just Undemocratic Exploitation?

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/21/2017
One suspects that, for Will Wilkinson, only that counts as “democratic” which conforms to his ideal of a welfare state.

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A Message From Lew Rockwell

The Mises Institute is in high gear.

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