Abenomics: Big Debts with Nothing to Show for It

Reaganomics, Clintonomics, Obamanomics, and Trumponomics. Abenomics is an economic philosophy named after Prime Minister Abe. It is a multipronged strategy that involves increasing Japan’s money supply, enhancing government spending, and reforming the world’s third-largest economy to make it more competitive. He launched Abenomics once he started his second term in […]

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

During a recent interview, Ontario’s Labour minister Monte McNaughton spoke about the rules that businesses will be expected to follow as the economy reopens, and the consequences for businesses that do not obey the government’s rules: We want all businesses to create a workplace safety plan that identifies the risks […]

Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa

Across the Western world monuments dedicated to historical figures like Robert Milligan and Edward Coulston are being toppled. It is claimed that memorials to men such as these glorify imperialism and the enslavement of black people. However, we cannot cede the debate to the radical left. There is an unfortunate practice in intellectual […]

One Hundred Years of Medical Fascism

[Originally published April 2010.] One hundred years ago today, on April 16, 1910, Henry Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation, put the finishing touches on the Flexner Report.1 No other document would have such a profound effect on American medicine, starting it on its path to destruction up to and […]

What’s with the Rich Kid Revolutionaries?

By now, readers are no doubt familiar with the sight of angry mobs smashing windows, looting stores, and harassing pedestrians and street diners around the country, supposedly in the name of advocating for the rights of black Americans. Around the country, these mobs are diverse and have diverse motives, ranging […]

Five Active Processes of Austrian Economics That Helped Bob Luddy Build One of America’s Most Successful Entrepreneurial Businesses

Key Takeaways and Indicated Actions Bob Luddy is founder and CEO of CaptiveAire (CaptiveAire.com), the US market leader in commercial kitchen ventilation systems. It’s a $500MM+ business with 1,000+ employees and a 40+-year success record. Bob explains to Economics tor Entrepreneurs how these principles of Austrian economics, applied as active processes, played […]

Richard Ebeling Fills in the History of the Austrian School

Richard Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. (He was also a professor at Hillsdale College, where he taught Bob Murphy.) As a master of the history of economic thought, as well as a personal participant in some of the major events, […]

Inflation: Its Effects and Failures

Inflationism is that policy which by increasing the quantity of money or credit seeks to raise money prices and money wages or seeks to counteract a decline of money prices and money wages which threatens as the result of an increase in the supply of consumers’ goods. In order to […]

Why They Want to Destroy Julian Assange

Julian Assange’s heroic but tragic life is coming to a head in the next weeks. A British court shall soon rule whether Assange, ostensibly a publisher and journalist, shall be extradited to the United States to be charged with espionage. Though many people around the world have followed Assange’s hardships on and off during the last decade, […]

The Origins of the 2 Percent Inflation Target

Janet Yellen was concerned that low inflation could “paralyze the economy,” especially during economic downturns. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Original Article: “The Origins of the 2 Percent Inflation Target“. Powered by WPeMatico

The Gender Feminist–New Left–Marxist Axis Attacks All Civil Society

Gender feminism, the New Left, and Marxism (FLM) are often said to be politically aligned, and, certainly, there is significant overlap. But does a political FLM axis exist? The answer is important. A surreal dynamic has politicized every crevice of society and decent people now need to defend themselves against […]

Turning to Keynes in this Crisis Will Only Make Things Worse

In the New York Times on September 8, 2020, Paul Krugman wrote that The CARES Act, enacted in March, gave the unemployed an extra $600 a week in benefits. This supplement played a crucial role in limiting extreme hardship; poverty may even have gone down. For Krugman and many economic […]

The Fed Is Planning Another Ultralong Period of Ultralow Rates

The Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero, while monetizing debt, financing zombie companies, and pouring new dollars into the market. But that may not be enough. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Original Article: “The Fed Is Planning Another Ultralong […]

It’s Far Too Late to Think Lockdowns Can Make Covid-19 Go Away

Far from stopping the spread of covid-19, lockdowns, only push deaths into the future. Unless a vaccine is imminent or a 100 percent total lockdown is imposed, lockdown won’t cause big reductions in total deaths. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Original […]

Alexander Hamilton: Centralist and Nationalist

If you like high taxes, crony capitalism, central banking, and a central authority that can regulate everything you do, thank Alexander Hamilton. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Original Article: “Alexander Hamilton: Centralist and Nationalist“. Powered by WPeMatico

Alexander Hamilton: Centralist and Nationalist

Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. The September 11, 2001, terror attacks shocked the world, leaving ramifications still felt nineteen years later. Few are familiar with the Republic’s first 9/11 tragedy, September 11, 1789, the day Alexander Hamilton was appointed secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton is […]

Jeff Deist on Nashville Officials Withholding Covid Numbers

Jeff Deist joins David to discuss the latest news of Nashville officials withholding covid numbers from bars and restaurants. What lessons can future generations learn from the stupidity of governments shutting down economies on bogus information? Are mainstream journalists sacrosanct in our culture? Find more from David Gornoski on A Neighbor’s Choice. Powered by […]

The Fed Is Planning Another Ultra-Long Period of Ultra-Low Rates

Jerome Powell fielded questions from reporters Wednesday, and he made it clear the Fed is a long, long way from abandoning its current dovish policy stance. The Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero, while monetizing US debt,  financing zombie companies, and pouring new dollars into the market through […]

Inflation as a Tool of the Radical Left

“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch its currency….Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer way of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of […]