Mises Wire

The Rothbardian Critique of Consumer Sovereignty

PricesProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

04/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
Notwithstanding its endorsement by Mises, many modern Austrians reject the notion of consumer sovereignty as an inaccurate political metaphor.

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Solving Colombia’s Drug Violence Dilemma: Legalize Drugs and Guns

Blog04/13/2018

The Colombian government should allow more options for self-defense for citizens, while stripping the cartels and guerrillas of artificially high drug profits.

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Paul Ryan was a Failure — It’s Important to Understand Why

Big GovernmentU.S. Economy

Blog04/13/2018

By all accounts Paul Ryan is a good natured man, but one who ended up betraying almost all the causes he claimed to care about.

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4,000 Years of Price Control

Labor and WagesLegal SystemWorld History

Blog04/12/2018

The real economic discovery of civilization was the free market.

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Don't Regulate Facebook — That's What Zuckerberg Wants

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog04/12/2018

New government regulations help large dominant firms while hurting small firms and start-ups. Zuckerberg likes the sound of that. 

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Against War in Syria

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/12/2018

The cause of freedom has always been closely connected with the cause of peace.

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Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog04/11/2018

How prevalent has political corruption been over recorded history—and how did it originate? 

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"Ability to Pay" Is a Lousy Way to Judge Tax Policy

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/11/2018

The ability-to-pay doctrine falls short of providing a logical or ethical justification for progressive tax rates, for multiple reasons.

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Secession: The First Wave

U.S. History

04/11/2018Audio/Video
Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.

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End the War on Gambling

Big Government

Blog04/11/2018

March Madness is over. However, the federal prohibition against gambling on the basketball games continues.

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