Mises U: "A Week Unlike Any Other"

During Mises University this week, we will be sharing short interviews with some of this year’s students. Zachary Yost is a graduate student at Catholic University and a a Free Society Fellow with Young Voices. What brings you to Mises U? Mises U is a week unlike any other. It is […]

Memories of Rothbard at UNLV

By: Joseph Becker Returning today to Mises University 2018, it’s difficult and even a little scary for me to accept that thirty summers have gone by since my first Mises University in 1988 on the Stanford campus. And it’s been twenty five years since I graduated from the University of […]

Brazil’s Libertarian Renaissance: Why It Matters

By: Fernando Monteiro D’Andrea Any Brazilian libertarian gets the same questions: What the heck is happening there? How come you have people with “Menos Marx, Mais Mises” signs down the streets? Aren’t you some kind of left-libs? Isn’t Lula, now jailed for corruption, ‘Obama’s man’? The curiosity about Brazil and […]

Big Corporate Mergers Often Come with Big Risks

By: Doug French The June 29th edition of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer led with, “Time Warner, Inc. was put on this earth not to produce Game of Thrones but to punctuate the cycles of investment enthusiasm.” Grant’s reminds the forgetful that a few bubbles ago Time Warner and AOL merged […]

Medicare Part D and the Opioid Crisis

By: Mark Thornton Medicare Part D is a relatively new “entitlement” program that provides a subsidy to retirees for prescription drugs. It is supposedly designed to help seniors, but is the drug companies that benefit most. Started in 2006, it was expected to cover 11 million, but that figure was […]

Socialists and Other Grotesque Ingrates

Includes an introduction by Joseph T. Salerno. Recorded at the Mises Institute on July 15, 2018. Powered by WPeMatico

Mises U: "The Highlight of My Summer"

During Mises University this week, we will be sharing short interviews with some of this year’s students. Felicia Crowley is a first time Mises Research Fellow and a PhD candidate at George Mason University. She received her bachelors degree in economics at Troy University, where her professors included Mises Institute […]

Tho Bishop Joins Power Trading Radio at FreedomFest

By: Tho Bishop, John O’Donnell, III The Mises Institute has had a great presence at this year’s FreedomFest with speakers including Judge Andrew Napolitano, Walter Block, and Hunter Hastings. Another highlight of the event has been seeing many friends and fellow travelers around the country, including John O’Donnell and the […]

The Fed’s Latest Claim of “Independence” Is As Unconvincing as Ever

By: Ryan McMaken Here we go again. A fed official is once again going to the media to repeat the age-old myth that the Fed is totally independent of political influence. The last time we heard about this from someone at Powell’s level what last year, when Steve Mnuchin reminded […]

Income Equality: The Middle Classes Aren’t Much Better Off than the “Poor”

By: Ryan McMaken It’s easy to find income inequality in the United States when we compared the super-rich with the middle class. But when we compare the middle class to the “poor” there’s a surprising amount of income equality. But how can the middle class have incomes similar to the […]

After Being Taxed for Others’ Welfare Payments, the Middle Classes Aren’t Much Better Off than the “Poor”

By: Ryan McMaken It’s easy to find income inequality in the United States when we compared the super-rich with the middle class. But when we compare the middle class to the “poor” there’s a surprising amount of income equality. But how can the middle class have incomes similar to the […]

Napolitano: Kavanaugh “is at the heart and soul of the DC establishment.”

By: Mises Institute Not surprisingly, Judge Napolitano sees the Kavanaugh appointment for what it is — a nod to the DC establishment. On Fox and Friends this morning, Napolitano said: “The Washington establishment, sometimes known as the swamp, wanted Judge Kavanaugh,” said Napolitano. “I am disappointed in the president because this is […]

What is “Advanced” Technology?

By: Mark Thornton During research for my book The Skyscraper Curse I started using the phrase “Advanced technology.” It means a means of production that is currently beyond the capability of society or at least something that is “cutting edge.” I would argue that is also useful in terms of the […]

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Helped Defend Obamacare

By: Tho Bishop Donald Trump has made his second Supreme Court nomination: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Relative to the other names that were discussed, Kavanaugh’s selection could be seen as a win for the establishment. For one, he will uphold […]

If Hillary Hates Populism, She Should Love the Electoral College

By: Ryan McMaken Hillary Clinton was at it again the other day, complaining about how, if it weren’t for that darned electoral college, she’d be president now. The Daily Mail reports on Clinton’s remarks in her recent speech in the UK: “Populists can stay in power by mobilizing a fervent […]

Apoplithorismosphobia translated into Polish

By: Mark Thornton My paper “Apophorismosphobia” has been translated into Polish by the Mises Institute of Poland. Here is the original.       Powered by WPeMatico

Trumping to Serfdom

By: Doug French Ryan Murphy of SMU has confirmed what F.A. Hayek wrote decades ago. It turns out Washington D.C. has more psychopaths per capita than anyplace else in the country. Insert my shock face here. The best chapter of the seminal “Road to Serfdom” is ‘Why the Worst get […]

Who’s Afraid of the Trump/Putin Summit?

By: Ron Paul President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Moscow last week organizing what promises to be an historic summit meeting between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bolton, who has for years demanded that the US inflict “pain” on Russia and on Putin specifically, was […]

The Fed Helped Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Cheat “Stress Test”

By: Tho Bishop Last week the Fed released the results of its regular “stress tests” given the large banks. It outright failed the US branch of Deutsche Bank which, as Thorsten Polleit recently noted, has problems so severe they could risk the whole Eurozone. While the rest of America’s 35 largest banks were […]

China’s Currency Manipulation Harms China — Not Its Trading Partners

By: Patrick Barron Americans are being told that China’s currency manipulations are causing harm to its trading partners, America being the main victim. Nothing could be further from the truth. China’s currency manipulations certainly cause harm, but to China itself! No country can cause harm to another by adopting any […]