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World War I: The Great War Was also the Great Enabler of Progressive Governance

Historians praise the US entry into World War I because it enabled an Allied victory. But it also led to the economic disasters of the 1920s and ’30s. Original Article: "World War I: The Great War Was also the Great Enabler of Progressive ... [Read More]

Bitcoin, Bonds or Gold? Which is the Best Safe Haven?

John Rubino, Michael Oliver and Michael Spreadborough return as guests on this week’s program. The man known as “the Big Short,” Michael Burry, who became famous for foreseeing the 2008 mortgage crisis tweeted the following on November 15: “Long ... [Read More]

Demographic Cliff + Let It Rot = Collapse of Global Growth

As workforces shrink and opting out becomes increasingly attractive, Global Growth implodes on both the production and consumption sides. A funny thing happened on the way to permanent global growth. Actually, three funny things happened. One is ... [Read More]

After Years of “Stimulus” Come Surging Debt and Falling Wages

As interest rates rise on everything from mortgages to car loans to Treasurys, that also means interest is rising on credit card debt. That's not exactly great news as so many indicators point to a recession—and the worsening job situation that comes ... [Read More]

Phil Johnson: Entrepreneurs Demonstrate A Special Emotional Intelligence

Business success goes beyond numbers and planning and finance acumen. There’s an emotional component to it, ranging from the courage to make decisions without knowing the outcomes in an uncertain future, to the resilience of weathering storms and ... [Read More]

Counterfeit Inclusivity

By: Robert Aro In a recent speech, one of the lesser-known Fed Governors, Philip N. Jefferson, discussed the importance of having a home: Beyond location, a home provides both basic needs, such as shelter, and invaluable benefits, such as a sense of ... [Read More]

Gold is the Canary in the Coal Mine Signaling an End of the U.S. & Dollar Dominance

Dr. Stephen Leeb lays out the reasons why the ongoing war in the U.S. is very destructive for both the U.S. and Europe and that it is accelerating the demise of the U.S. dollar. This is a must-read article if you care to consider a narrative other ... [Read More]

Joe Biden and the “Transformational” Presidency

Historian Jon Meacham urges Joe Biden to be a "transformational" president in the way of FDR, but he forgets that Roosevelt put the "Great" in "Great Depression." Original Article: "Joe Biden and the "Transformational" Presidency" This Audio Mises ... [Read More]

Niebuhr, My God, to Thee

Lutheran theologian Reinhold Niebuhr attracted numerous followers in postwar America in part because of his attacks on the free market. Perhaps he should have read Mises. Original Article: "Niebuhr, My God, to Thee" This Audio Mises Wire is ... [Read More]

Turkey For Me, Turkey For You…

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts November 21, 2022 * currencies & metals get sold on Friday last week * the dollar gets bought in the overnight markets last night Good day… And A Marvelous Monday to you! OK, let me get this out of the say… ... [Read More]

U.S. Consumers Defy the Odds Ahead of the Holiday Shopping Season

The economy may be on shaky ground, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at U.S. consumer spending habits alone. Retail sales rose a healthy 1.3% in October from September, according to Census Bureau data. Some economists put the increase into ... [Read More]

There’s No Bottom Until Frenzied Speculation Turns to Dust

Only when speculative sizzle attracts no buyers / marks will the bottom be in. There hasn't been a truly organic bottom in stocks in decades. Fifteen years of relentless central bank manipulation since the 2008-09 Global Financial Meltdown has ... [Read More]

Economic Calculation and the Great Reset

Governments, billionaire elites, and NGOs have a "wonderful" plan for the rest of us called the Great Reset. They need to read Mises to know their plans are madness. Original Article: "Economic Calculation and the Great Reset" This Audio Mises Wire ... [Read More]

Will the FTX Scandal Bring Down “Crypto”?

Jeff and Bob discuss whether the FTX scandal will be used to justify new "crypto" regulations or even the creation of a central bank digital currency. Caitlin Long and Sam Bankman-Fried debating leveraging Bitcoin: Mises.org/HAP370A Mises on ... [Read More]

How Easy Money Fueled the FTX Crypto Collapse

The collapse of the crypto exchange FTX may prove to be a canary in the coal mine of the easy-money fueled crypto bubbles. FTX's collapse has exposed just how little due diligence is actually taking place among investors who are apparently willing to ... [Read More]

How Secession Solves Our Problems: On the ‘Crisis Magazine’ Podcast

By: Ryan McMaken I joined Crisis editor Eric Sammon to discuss secession and my new book Breaking Away: The Case of Secession, Radical Decentralization, and Smaller Polities.   From the discussion: "Secession should really just be thought of as one ... [Read More]

Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon

All too often, people equate their nationality with a particular state. Yet, as Mises noted, nationality does not depend at all upon a formal entity tied to a government. Original Article: "Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon" This ... [Read More]

Free Markets DO Work in Developing Countries

The assumption that free market reforms have failed to resurrect the economies of developing countries has become orthodoxy in some circles. Critics contend that market approaches are incompatible with the realities in developing countries. Yet ... [Read More]

From the Publisher November–December 2022

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible.—George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946 Language is at the core of everything we perceive, know, think, and express. We use words as a tool, to ... [Read More]

The Rise and Fall of Trussonomics

In presenting her economic plan, Liz Truss failed spectacularly on one thing: cutting spending. Otherwise, a "tax cut" is not a tax cut at all. Original Article: "The Rise and Fall of Trussonomics" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by ... [Read More]