Archive for Mises View

Video: Peter Klein Discusses the Hobby Lobby Decision & Private Property

Peter Klein discusses property rights, privilege, and free markets, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.

Jeff Deist Explains How The Fed Distorts Everything

Jeff Deist discusses how the Fed creates a perilous landscape in which there is no honest pricing—everything has been distorted—even at the consumer level.

Video: Mark Thornton Explains the Skyscraper Curse

Mark Thornton presents a one-minute primer on the “Skyscraper Curse.”

Video: Peter Klein Explains Government’s Role as Technological Innovator

Peter Klein discusses who should make the decisions to best allocate scarce resources and time.

Video: Mark Thornton explains “Silver Money and Inflation”

Mark Thornton explains how silver money keeps inflation in check.

Ludwig von Mises Explains: Are Workers In Conflict with Employers?

Ludwig von Mises was asked to respond to the question: “Are the interests of the American wage earners in conflict with those of their employers, or are the two in agreement?” This recording is made available through the generosity of Bettina Bien Greaves, and was originally recorded on 10 May 1962 and aired on 17 May 1962 during the intermission of the U.S. Steel Concert Hour.

Mark Thornton Explains “The Consequences of Cheap Money”

Mark Thornton discusses Martin Wolf’s recent claim that “cautious savers no longer serve a useful economic purpose.”

Video: Peter Klein Explains How Entrepreneurs Help Shape Our Economy

In this excerpt from his recent “Liberty on the Rocks” interview with Justin Longo, Peter Klein explains the importance of entrepreneurship.

Video: Jeff Deist Explains the Misuse of Economic Language

Jeff Deist explains why it is important to say what we mean when discussing the economy and the state.

Video: Mark Thornton Discusses the Unemployment Rate

Mark Thornton explains why the government’s latest unemployment numbers are a sham, and the labor market is nowhere near recovered.

The Mises View: “Taxing Cryptocurrency”

Jeff Deist explains some of the compliance burdens of the IRS’s latest guidelines for cryptocurrency and other electronic media of exchange.

Mises View Video: “Inequality and Capital”

Mark Thornton critiques Thomas Piketty’s recent bestseller, and explains why capitalism is not the problem, nor are taxation and redistribution of wealth the solutions.

The Mises View: “Common Sense on Inequality”

Peter Klein talks about inequality—how people are different, what determines income and wealth on the free market, why elites are so excited about Thomas Piketty’s new book on capital, and how attempts to reduce aggregate inequality through progressive taxation are fraught with difficulty.

Video: Mark Thornton Dicusses the Collapse of America’s Health Care Industry

Mark Thornton explains why Obamacare is simply one more step along the road to health care serfdom.

Video: Peter Klein Asks: “Can Government Create Innovation?”

Peter Klein explains why the Obama administration can’t create innovative manufacturing hubs by simply throwing around taxpayer’s money.

Video: Is Marijuana Legalization Really a Disaster?

Mark Thornton responds to former DEA administrator Peter Bensinger’s claim that the legalization of marijuana is a disaster. Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute.

Video: White House Touts Federal Stimulus Success

Joe Salerno dismantles the Council of Economic Advisers’ latest report touting the success of the 2009 stimulus, five years later. Dr. Salerno is the Mises Institute’s Academic Vice President

Video: “How Do We Stop Rising Healthcare Costs?”

Peter Klein articulates several reasons why our current “Healthcare System” is so expensive, and explains how only the free market, with transparent pricing and competition, can halt the escalating costs.

The Mises View: “WaPo Attacks Austrian Economics”

Mark Thornton refutes the recent ‘Washington Post’ attack on Austrian Economics. Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute

Video: Joseph Salerno Discusses Income Inequality

Joe Salerno sits down with Jeff Deist to discuss how Austrian Economics frames the issue of income inequality.