Mises Wire

Why Food Stamps Don't Promote Healthy Eating

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Food stamps have long been promoted with the idea that they improve nutrition and health. Unfortunately, this has never been shown to be true.

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Will Republicans End the Department of Education? Not Likely.

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
If the Bush years are an indication, there's little danger of seeing any GOP-led cuts to the Dept. of Education.

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Stockman to Trump: It's the Economy, Stupid

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Concerns over the US economy put Donald Trump in the White House. But Trump seems rather uninterested in the hard work of reforming economic policy.

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How Governments Destroy Consumer Sovereignty

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPrices

Blog02/07/2017
The entrepreneur's job is to shape his whole enterprise around consumer wants. Unfortunately, governments often get in the way.

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Trump Makes Up Murder Stats to Push for More Government Power

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2017
Trump has declared that homicide rates are at a 47-year high. The real data suggests we're closer to a 50-year low.

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Why Trump's Election Led to a Weaker Peso

Blog02/07/2017
As the Fed has raised its benchmark rate, the Mexican peso faces relative devaluation. But Donald Trump is a factor, too.

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How Trump Could Win the Currency War

The FedMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/06/2017
If Trump wants to end the foreign currency manipulation he condemns, he can begin by ending the use of "non-standard" monetary tools in the US.

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A Billion Dollars of Federally Funded Paranoia

The Police State

Blog02/06/2017
When it comes to excess in the war on terror, it is difficult to compete with the 70+ fusion centers bankrolled by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Will Janet Yellen Lend Trump a Helping Hand?

Big GovernmentThe FedU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2017
The Fed has a way of getting the opposite of what it expects.

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Human Action Beats Stats in the Super Bowl

Media and CulturePraxeology

Blog02/06/2017
We study probability and statistics for the same reason we study economics: we want to make sense of the world.

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