Mises Wire

On Universities, Krugman, and the State of Austrian Economics

EducationU.S. EconomyAustrian Economics Overview

6 hours agoThe Austrian
In his usual engaging way, Robert Murphy explains what's wrong with the economics profession — it might have something to do with Paul Krugman.

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Why Revisionist History Is Important

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog9 hours ago
In the general culture “revisionist historian” is a term of abuse. But that is what we do. Revising history is our job.

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Do Public Unions Make Police More Dangerous?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog02/22/2018
Research supports the idea that police unions contribute to greater amounts of officer misconduct.

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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog02/21/2018
People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.

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Central Bank Musical Chairs

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

Blog02/21/2018
Reversing trillions of dollars of securities purchases will create turmoil. And now that price inflation is in equation, the ride will be bumpy.

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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

Blog02/21/2018
"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 4: War in Nicaragua

U.S. HistoryWorld History

02/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Is Money Creation Fueling the Stock Market Surge?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2018
In order then to have a general increase in prices, all other things being equal, there must be an increase first in the money supply.

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Mises and His Methods

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog02/20/2018
How did Mises go about doing economics? How do his methods compare with those of the modern mainstream?

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With Inequality, Some Is Fair and Some Is Unfair

Free MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog02/20/2018
Market growth can naturally lead to greater inequality. But government interventions often add their own, more insidious brand of inequality.

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