Rothbard Graduate Seminar 2023

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Everything You Love You Owe to Capitalism

I’m sure that you have had this experience before, or something similar to it. You are sitting at lunch in a nice restaurant or perhaps a hotel. Waiters are coming and going. The food is fantastic. The conversation about all things is going well. You talk about the weather, music, […]

Monetary Policy and Environmental Progress: Why Bad Money Drives Up Pollution

Many people are growing concerned about pollution and its growing effects on our environment and quality of life. So much so it seems, that politicians are now taking nuclear power much more seriously than previously. We’ve seen a greater push toward solar and wind power, as alternative and more renewable […]

Chicken, Beef, & Bugs

By: Robert Aro You know the economy is in trouble when a CNBC headline reads: This was a good week for inflation numbers, but whether it can last is the big question …citing the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase by 8.5% and the Producer Price Index (PPI) increase of 9.8% […]

It Is Time to Put the Red Flag to Red-Flag Laws

Both progressives and conservatives are touting so-called red-flag laws as a means to prevent mass shootings. But many shootings already have occurred in states that have these laws. Original Article: “It Is Time to Put the Red Flag to Red-Flag Laws” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher […]

Low Interest Rates and High Taxes Won’t Help against Inflation: The Economy Needs Savings and Real Investment

Now that inflation is the highest it has been in four decades, the monetary authorities are trying one trick after another. Only ending artificially low interest rates will help. Original Article: “Low Interest Rates and High Taxes Won’t Help against Inflation: The Economy Needs Savings and Real Investment” This Audio […]

Why the “New World Order” Is Impossible to Implement without Creating Mass Chaos

Global elites have a “wonderful” plan for the rest of us, even if they don’t intend to live within its strictures. Original Article: “Why the “New World Order” Is Impossible to Implement without Creating Mass Chaos” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

Is Economic Growth Synonymous with Ecological Destruction? The NYT Gets It Wrong (Again)

According to the New York Times (NYT) article July 17, 2022, “The pioneering economist says our obsession with growth must end,” a major threat to our living standard is the obsession with economic growth. Herman Daly—an economist that has been exploring for more than fifty years the relationship between economic growth and […]

Why Federal Agencies Go Rogue

The IRS plans to hire 87,000 new armed agents, while an FBI raid on Trump–the administration’s open political rival–draws allegations of corruption. Economists and political scientists, from Mises to Robert Higgs to James Burnham to public choice scholars, explain why mission creep and abuse by state agencies is the rule […]

Who Reads the Fed’s Annual Report?

By: Robert Aro The Federal Reserve recently released its 2021 Annual Report for Congress. This 200+ page document aims to encapsulate the annual financial and operating affairs of America’s Central Bank. One must wonder, like all bills passed through Congress, how many state representatives actually read these documents and what […]

Patents and Progress

Murray Rothbard rejected patents, and other writers, following and extending his views, have developed a wide array of arguments against patents in particular and intellectual property (IP) in general. Stephan Kinsella’s Against Intellectual Property is the most detailed and carefully argued of these studies. Not all of those inclined in […]

Economies Cannot Produce Wealth without Patience and Long-Term Horizons

People decrying poverty in developing countries usually overlook the fact that there is a dearth of long-term economic thinking. Original Article: “Economies Cannot Produce Wealth without Patience and Long-Term Horizons” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

Africa Needs Conventional Fuels, Not Windmills and Solar Panels

The energy and climate goals that Western governments, the United Nations, and other organizations are pushing on Africa constitute a crippling blow to its economies. As the least developed region, Africa should unequivocally prioritize economic development. One would think that amid energy poverty in Africa, Western governments and “development” institutions […]

Despite Our Own Inflation, the Dollar Dominance Takes Down the Yen and Euro

Even though the Fed has been inflating the US dollar with impunity, neither the yen nor the euro can challenge the USD. Original Article: “Despite Our Own Inflation, the Dollar Dominance Takes Down the Yen and Euro” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

The Income Tax Really Is Evil

This was, to be sure, “the home of the free and the land of the brave.” Americans were free simply because the government was too weak to intervene in the private affairs of the people—it did not have the money to do so—and they were brave because a free people […]

The Attempt to Prosecute Donald Trump is Unleashing More Than Our Political System Can Handle

With the recent FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida home, the Democrats and the Biden administration have raised the political stakes to a level from which this country as we have known it may never return. All one can say to those that are demanding a criminal prosecution of the […]

Like Its Irresponsible Northern Neighbor, Mexico Is Also Suffering from Inflation

Just like the USA, Mexico is being hit with high inflation. This should surprise no one, given the Mexican government’s recent economic policies. Original Article: “Like Its Irresponsible Northern Neighbor, Mexico Is Also Suffering from Inflation” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.  Powered by WPeMatico

The FBI: A Stasi for America

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop dive into the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump. At a time when half the country already questions the legitimacy of the federal government, what may be the lasting consequences of this political escalation? What steps could Republican governors take […]

Gordon Miller: What’s Your Absorptive Capacity for User-Generated Innovation?

It’s often the case that lead users — the most sophisticated, committed, and energetic users — are an excellent source of innovation ideas. Those customers who are most engaged are thinking the most intensely and the most creatively about what they want from the usage experience. We came across a […]

How British Efforts to Enforce Equality Have Led to a Woke Totalitarianism

The government of the United Kingdom is using coercive means to promote its dubious goals of “diversity and inclusion.” In the end, freedom recedes while state power increases. Original Article: “How British Efforts to Enforce Equality Have Led to a Woke Totalitarianism” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by […]