Mises Wire

Minouche Shafik: Apologist for the Experts

The FedMoney and Banks

4 hours agoFedWatch
The global bureaucrats are noticing that the masses are becoming disillusioned with "the experts." And they feel the need to combat the trend.

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Why Government Spending Matters More than the Size of the Deficit

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog7 hours ago
The only meaningful contribution the government can make to people’s living standards is by focusing on a reduction in government spending.

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Will the United States Survive to 1984?

Big GovernmentEducationPolitical Theory

8 hours agoArticles of Interest
In this still-relevant talk from the early 70s, Ralph Raico examines why libertarians can't rely on either the New Left or the Conservatives.

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Mises on Political Compromise

Blog11 hours ago
No truth is small enough to be sacrificed in the game of political compromise.

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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11 hours ago
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog20 hours ago
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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FOMC Minutes: More of the Same

The FedGlobal Economy

02/22/2017FedWatch
The FOMC minutes revealed a Fed that doesn't know what to do, but pretends like everything's under control.

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We Need Hope

EducationStrategyWorld History

Blog02/22/2017
Just taking a moment to be cheerful is a powerful remedy from the misery of politics: in fact, such simple resistance is an almost revolutionary act.

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Five Reasons for Central Banks: Are They Any Good?

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2017
No justification for central banks erases the fact that the central banks are creatures of power politics rather than economic reason.

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Billions Gone: 2016 Olympics Venues in Brazil Are Now in Ruins

Blog02/21/2017
The Brazilian government spent billions on facilities and infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics. Now, the taxpayers wonder what it was all for.

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