Mises Wire

Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/06/2017
Congress may make some small cuts in spending, those cuts will be dwarfed by spending increases on infrastructure at home and military spending abroad.

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Chasing Golden Dreams

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureCalculation and Knowledge

Blog02/05/2017
The new movie Gold is a case study in entrepreneurship — and a lesson on how entrepreneurs often fail.

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A New Front in the War on Payday Lenders

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

Blog02/03/2017
Google joins forces with government regulators to rob low-income people of one of their few choices for quick and easy loans.

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Money Supply Growth Moderated in December

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/03/2017
Money-supply growth hit a 46-month high in October, but had moderated significantly by December, according to the most recent money-supply data.

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Allen Mendenhall: Trump's Supreme Court

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

02/03/2017Audio/Video
Trump has announced his nominee for the Supreme Court. Allen Mendenhall explains from a libertarian perspective.

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Tightening the Money Supply will Inevitably Lead to a Bust

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/02/2017
Economic busts are the inevitable removal of various activities that result from easy-money policy. Busts are unavoidable without endless "stimulus."

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Why Those Student Loans Aren't Getting Paid Off

Taxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog02/02/2017
The total amounts taken out to pay for college degrees are much higher than the value of the degrees themselves. There is a market solution to this.

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Reality vs. The "Recovery" Narrative

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/02/2017
The Fed insists the economy is gaining steam. Last week's GDP numbers, and the Fed's inaction on interest rates suggest otherwise.

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Will "Big Data" Make a Centrally Planned Economy Possible?

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog02/01/2017
Statistical data about past purchases is not the same thing as market prices. And prices are what make a functioning economy possible.

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Taking Off Our Economic Blinders

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/01/2017
Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson helps us see the many aspects of intervention in the marketplace we might not have noticed before.

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