Mises Wire

Public-Sector Unions Keep the Gravy Train Flowing to Fire Departments

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
Fire departments rarely fight fires anymore, but you wouldn't know it the way department salaries are soaring.

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Ditch Net Neutrality Now

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/14/2017
The scarcity of internet bandwidth cannot be legislated away, and consumers would benefit most from market allocation — not state control.

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Bob Murphy: Where Monetarism Goes Wrong

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

05/12/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Bob Murphy discuss monetarism, and the differences between the Austrian and Chicago schools.

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Dismantle the FBI, and Give its Money Back to the States

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2017
The FBI has long claimed that the states are too small and the US needs a huge national police force. There's no evidence that this is true.

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Is Communist Speech Free Speech?

Blog05/12/2017
Howard Dean thinks un-PC ideas should be legally banned. But if he's looking for a truly deadly ideology, he might want to look elsewhere.

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Milton Friedman Debunked — by Econometricians

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/12/2017
Despite arbitrarily fudging the data, Friedman was unable to support one of his most central claims — that the demand for money is very stable.

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What Do Governments Want from Bitcoin?

Blog05/12/2017
Governments are increasingly showing a willingness to work with cryptocurrencies. But what's the motivation behind this openness to the new tech?

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Charles Evans: The Risk of Deflation

The Fed

05/12/2017FedWatch
Charles Evans spoke on Friday and expressed his fear that the inflation outlook had risk on the downside.

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Trump's Budget Explosion Will Bring Dire Monetary Shocks

Blog05/12/2017
It's not the early 80s, and Paul Volcker isn't Fed Chairman. Trump's deficits will have worse effects than the Reagan deficits.

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Why Socialism Promotes "Free Love" Over Family

Media and Culture

It is no accident that the rise of free love in the U.S. accompanied the rise of the fully developed welfare state.

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