Mises Wire

There's Nothing Moral about Opposing "Price-Gouging"

The Police StatePricesValue and Exchange

Blog11 hours ago
Opponents of price gouging want to fine and imprison their neighbors for selling their own property at the "wrong" price.

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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog11 hours ago
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.

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Elvis's Own Personal Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/22/2017
Elvis was a devoted fan of Nixon's Drug War — right up to the day he died from a drug overdose.

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The Supreme Court Failed Us On Vietnam

Legal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/22/2017
The Supreme Court justices knew that there was no way that the president would comply with a court ruling against the war.

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Mark Thornton: Can the Fed Unwind?

The Fed

09/22/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton unwind the Fed's narrative.

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There's a Bubble in New York City Taxi Medallions

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/22/2017
Like condos in Vegas a decade ago, taxi medallions in NYC once looked like a rock-solid investment.

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Why is NASA Covering Up Elon Musk’s Mistakes?

Cronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/21/2017
Elon Musk's SpaceX appears to have some very good friends in Congress who are working to grant SpaceX monopoly powers.

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Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog09/21/2017
The pain and suffering currently being felt is the direct result of government policy and the perverse incentives of crony capitalism.

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If the Majority Votes to Secede — What About the Minority?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog09/21/2017
To protect minority rights, the answer to some secession is even more secession.

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