Mises Wire

Can Freedom Survive Without the State?

Private Property

04/18/2018The Austrian
Ferguson concludes an orderly society requires a strong state, but more insightful readers might draw a different conclusion from his critique of the state.

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Trump Nominates Another Obama-Approved Federal Reserve Nominee

04/17/2018Power & Market

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Why Governors Should Veto National Guard Deployments More Often

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

California's governor refuses to send National Guard troops to the border on Trump's terms. State governments should refuse to send troops far more often than this. 

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America Picks a Fight With its Largest Foreign Creditor

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/17/2018

Pursuing a trade war with your largest creditor, whose also on the edge of insolvency, is a recipe for financial meltdown.

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Bring Back Interest Rates!

04/17/2018Power & Market

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Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

America's subsidized arms industry also benefits greatly from presidential efforts to push international arms deals with foreign regimes. 

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Trump’s Disastrous Syria Attack

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/16/2018

There are many questions that need to be asked about the situation in Syria. But the Trump administration has no interest in asking them. 

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Murray Rothbard and Jacksonian Banking

U.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

Rothbard saw at an early stage of his life as a graduate student that the Jacksonian period was a defining one in American history.

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A Trade War May Trigger the Rise of Chinese Nationalism

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog04/16/2018
According to Mises, economic nationalism "is incompatible with durable peace," and efforts to fan the flames of a trade war between the US and China are dangerous.

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Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/16/2018

An overheating economy emerges once expenditure rises without being backed up by production, a situation that emerges when the money stock is increasing.

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