Mises Wire

Why Perfect Competition Is not So Perfect

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/01/2018
A large variety of products — and not a large number of market participants — is what matters for competition.

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Class Theory and Cultural Marxism

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/01/2018
Modern ideas of political correctness are often real-world applications of Marx’s opposition to people with the "wrong" class consciousness.

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China's Great Migration

Strategy

01/31/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The huge migration of Chinese from farms to urban manufacturing centers is key to understanding China's economic growth in recent years.

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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.

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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 1: William Walker’s First Failure

U.S. HistoryWorld History

01/31/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Net Neutrality Advocates are Asking the Wrong Questions

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/31/2018
Why are there so few telecommunications companies? It involves more than the cost of the physical infrastructure.

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Trump's SOTU: Guns and Butter for Everyone

01/30/2018Power & Market

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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come

Socialism

Blog01/30/2018
Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.

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Misleading with Numbers: It's Worse When the Government Does It

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2018
It's alarming how much government will turn to bad and misleading numbers to justify its latest scheme to tax and regulate us for our own good.

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