Mises Wire

Why Government Cannot Be Run Like a Business

Blog09/04/2017
Even with a former CEO in charge, no government agency can be run like a business. Trump's business experience gives him little advantage Washington.

Read more

The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Still Alive and Well

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog09/04/2017
CNBC tells us that Hurricane Harvey may be good for the economy by increasing inflation, and driving up demand. CNBC is, of course, wrong.

Read more

Does Government Spending Create More Economic Growth?

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2017
A cut in government outlays is great news for wealth generators and to the economy.

Read more

Public Policy Always Costs Somebody Something

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/03/2017
When there are several false premises, the odds turn heavily against the likelihood of good policy.

Read more

Dave Smith: Libertarians and the Culture Wars

Media and CultureStrategy

09/02/2017Audio/Video
Dave Smith and Jeff Deist discuss the place of meaningful libertarian narrative in the face of America's ongoing culture wars.

Read more

How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

Read more

Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis

Blog09/01/2017
There is indeed a historical struggle among classes. But the causes and nature of the struggle are not as Marx describes them.

Read more

Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.

Read more

Seattle Seahawks Flee America for Medical Treatment

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/31/2017
America’s best athletes have been forced to leave the US for treatment because of the Food and Drug Administration.

Read more

Why Houston Doesn't Need Federal Flood Relief — In Four Charts

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog08/31/2017
Texas and Houston are larger and wealthier than most countries. Forcing other states to pay for rebuilding is nothing more than political theater.

Read more

Shield icon wire