The FDA Botched Covid Testing in 2020. Nothing Has Changed Since Then.

Ah, the covid-19 test results—much maligned by some and worshipped by others! As part of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the results of covid-19 tests are repeatedly blasted at us from many places, often with analysis. It is easy to understand why this is the case. News media and information outlets of […]

Jeff Riggenbach, RIP

Jeff Riggenbach, one of the pioneer libertarians from the 1970s, died today at the age of seventy-four. The dominant theme of his work was opposition to war, and he was a great champion of Randolph Bourne, who famously said that “war is the health of the state.”   He was drawn […]

Biden Nominee Rachel Levine Was a Disaster in Pennsylvania. Now She’s Headed to Washington.

On January 19 it was announced that Joe Biden planned to nominate Rachel Levine, the Pennsylvania (PA) secretary of health, for the position of assistant secretary of health in the Department of Health and Human Services. This is potentially good news for Pennsylvanians, who will finally be rid of her after […]

Small States, Global Economy: Is Empire Necessary?

[This talk was delivered on October 27, 2006, at Imperialism: Enemy of Freedom, the 2006 Mises Institute Supporter’s Summit. The audio is available in MP3 from Mises Media.] Deepak Lal, a prominent, pro-market, development economist wrote the following words in his 2004 book, In Praise of Empires: Empires have been […]

Why Americans Abandoned Smuggling in Favor of Lobbying and Welfare

The American public’s hunger for liberty has decidedly diminished since colonial times. How has a people who once embraced subversive behavior in the name of liberty become complacent with an intrusive government? The difference between the attitudes of colonial smugglers and contemporary Americans toward their respective governments provides some insight. […]

Scott Horton on His New Book Enough Already

Scott Horton of antiwar.com and the Libertarian Institute has a new book chronicling 20 years of America’s “War on Terror.” Enough Already is a compelling history of modern US interventionism and a scathing critique of American foreign policy in the Middle East. Horton joins Jeff Deist for a sobering look […]

The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence

It’s hard to be optimistic about a Biden administration with so many hyperinterventionist Obama retreads. Get ready for new wars and “regime change” operations. Original Article: “The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.   […]

Climate Change: Fred Singer’s Classic Critique

Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate. Third edition.by S. Fred Singer with David R. Legates and Anthony R. LupoIndependent Institute, 2020234 pages. During the Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett last October, Kamala Harris criticized Barrett for her refusal to state her opinion about “climate change” on […]

The Economics of Working from Home

By: Harald Eustachius Tomintz Strict lockdowns imposed by governments to slow the spread of COVID-19 continue to force more and more people around the planet into a “work from home” setup. This is problematic for a number of reasons as the citizens of countries around the world have to go […]

How to Join the Alt-Tech Exodus

By: Horea Christian So, you’ve heard that big tech companies have transcended the niggling free market and reached the lofty heights of partisan politics — and act accordingly. Unlike prominent political figures you might not make the top of the purge list, but it’s no secret that censorship is surging. […]

Is Gold Money?

Is gold money? Many would say so, and a web search returns tens of thousands of additional affirmative responses. If you want to start a fight with a gold bug, take the opposite view. But is it so? To answer the question of whether gold is money requires a definition. This […]

Con Trump fuera del camino, repentinamente oímos buenas noticias sobre el covid

By: Ryan McMaken Con Donald Trump fuera del camino, es seguro para los políticos y sus amigos en los medios de comunicación comenzar a reducir su histeria paniqueada por el Covid-19. Por ejemplo, la semana pasada la alcaldesa demócrata de Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, cambió repentinamente de opinión sobre los confinamientos […]

Only Ideological Change Can Make the World a More Peaceful Place

Those of us who support a noninterventionist foreign policy find in Murray Rothbard’s work an inexhaustible source of facts and arguments. Mises, by contrast, usually doesn’t comment on foreign policy issues. Sometimes he did, but you won’t find in his published writings his views on the Cuban Missile Crisis or […]

Politics Is About Perception Not Facts

David Gornoski is joined by Jeff Deist who talks about Biden’s slandering of half of America’s population and the calls to “deprogram” Trump voters. Are the talking heads on TV demanding a monoculture? What exactly is meant by the terms “Big Lie,” “Build Back Better,” and “Great Reset?” Is there […]

No, The Chinese Won’t Invade America If Secessionists Succeed

When political secession starts to become more of a realistic policy goal—and less of a theoretical ideal for the future—that is precisely when we can expect opposition to become the most dismayed and panicky. For now, critics are careful to make it appear that they regard the idea with mere […]

With Trump Out of the Way, Suddenly We’re Hearing Good News about Covid

By: Ryan McMaken With Donald Trump safely out of the way, it is now safe for politicians and their friends in the media to begin scaling back their panicked hysteria over covid-19. For example, last week the Democratic mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot suddenly had a change of heart on […]

Yet Another Study Shows—Yet Again—That Lockdowns Don’t Work

Although advocates for covid-19 lockdowns continue to insist that they save lives, actual experience keeps suggesting otherwise. On a national level, just eyeballing the data makes this clear. Countries that have implemented harsh lockdowns shouldn’t expect to have comparatively lower numbers of covid-19 deaths per million. In Italy and the […]

The Myths Behind the “Capitalism Is Racist” Claim

Though numerous studies prove the contrary, it is still widely assumed that capitalism perpetuates racism. Celebrities and academics incessantly broadcast the message that capitalism engenders racism. For example, recently on Twitter, superstar athlete Andre Iguodala informed his followers that capitalism cannot be divorced from racism: “Capitalism and racism go hand […]

Snowden and Assange: There Is Still Time for Trump to Do the Right Thing

Will Trump pardon these two genuine heroes? He might yet surprise me, but I doubt it because we can see from the people he has already pardoned that his values are warped and perverted. Original Article: “Snowden and Assange: There Is Still Time for Trump to Do the Right Thing” […]

Trump’s Potential Legacy: 50 Million+ Enemies of the State

By: Tho Bishop Well, they finally got Donald Trump. But he sure scared the bejesus out of them. It took a massive five-year campaign of hysteria, of fear and hate, orchestrated by all wings of the Ruling Elite, from the respectable right to the activist left. The irony, of course, […]