Mises Wire

The Fed Will Likely Chicken Out on Planned Rate Hikes

Blog05/02/2017
Either the boom goes on, and interest rates continue to remain at very low levels. Or interest rates move back to normal, and the boom turns into bust.

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How States Can End the Fed’s War on Fishing

The EnvironmentStrategyU.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2017
Whether it's fishing or the Fed, the answer isn’t trying win over Washington – it is fighting it.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Rising Oil Prices Don't Cause Inflation

Prices

Blog05/01/2017
The core driver of general increases in prices of goods and services is central-bank driven money-supply growth, not the price of oil.

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Americans Are More Mobile Than Many Other Societies — And That's Not Always Good

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/01/2017
Americans are more mobile residents of other countries, and this has many economic benefits. But residential mobility also has a number of hidden costs.

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The Horrors of Communist China

Big GovernmentWorld History

China became between 1949 and 1976 an experiment in total control unlike anything else in history.

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The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: "Individualism"

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog05/01/2017
Pope Francis's latest attack on "libertarian individualism" shows a deep ignorance of both libertarianism, and its relationship with markets.

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Social Justice and Mediocre Intellectuals

Big Government

Blog05/01/2017
No intelligent man could fail to recognize that the left's aim was the abolition of the individual's freedom.

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China's Plan to Subvert the Global Dollar Standard

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/30/2017
Are China and Russia prepared to escalate the financial war with America? It won't be easy, but they're increasingly motivated to do so.

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Central Banks' Obsession with Price Stability Leads to Economic Instability

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/28/2017
The Fed's monetary policies that aim at stabilizing the price level actually undermine economic fundamentals.

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