Mises Wire

From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2018
Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.

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Don't Tax Spanish Olives — And Don't Subsidize them Either

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Complaints about unfair trade practices — when made by US and EU officials — have the whiff of hypocrisy about them.

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Is This Week's Mini-Crash Just the Beginning?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2018
The shaky stock market will shake investor confidence, and spells trouble for the future of the current boom.

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Paul Krugman Should Love President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

U.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/09/2018
If President Trump’s infrastructure proposal works out exactly as Paul Krugman has described it, Krugman should be applauding it.

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Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibility

02/08/2018Power & Market

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Central Banks Holding Steady, But Promise More Rate Hikes

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/08/2018
In all cases — except the ECB — central bankers said they expected to raise rates more in the near future.

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James Buchanan on Methodological Individualism and the Market Process

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog02/08/2018
A rigorous application of methodological individualism is perhaps what most separates the Austrian and Public Choice schools from most others.

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Venezuela Needs Monetary Freedom, and Soon

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/08/2018
Venezuela is facing a crisis of immense proportions. A crucial first step in lessening the disaster is giving citizens choices in the money they use.

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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.

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The United States Is a Tax Haven for Global Investors…and that’s Good for America

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/08/2018
The US has risen in the rankings mostly because other nations have been coerced into weakening their human rights laws on financial privacy.

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