Free Market


Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

By Justin Murray Mises Institute April 26, 2017   Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You   As Americans were spending time scrambling to give the IRS theirannual protection fee, the court system in the United Kingdom, at the behest of National Health Service bureaucrats, abducted and murdered an 8-month-old baby. This brazen abduction was done […]


What Does Steve Bannon Want?  

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 24, 2017   What Does Steve Bannon Want?     This is the title of an article Christopher Caldwell, a senior editor at the “conservative” Weekly Standard, wrote for the New York Times on February 26, 2017. Mr. Caldwell gets to the essence of it when he writes: “Steve […]

What Does Steve Bannon Want?

What’s in the Contract?

What’s in the Contract?

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito April 13, 2017   What’s in the Contract?     Anyone who flies knows the drill: airlines overbook their flights. They do this because some passengers will change plans and not take the flight. Occasionally this practice by the airlines results in too many passengers and not enough seats. At […]


United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 11, 2017   United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies     United Airlines managed to provoke a firestorm of opposition over the weekend when the airline overbooked one of its flights andresorted to removing at least one passenger by smashing his face and physically dragging him off the […]

United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 10, 2017   Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?     Noah Smith, writing in Bloomberg, says that it has indeed been fleeced by our national economic policies. We agree. But which policies have been responsible?   Smith mentions and immediately dismisses trade, immigration, economic regulation, and welfare policies. […]


America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

By Andrew N. Smith Mises Institute March 20, 2017   America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade   Rhetoric has recently trumped reality. It has become a misconceived bit of common “knowledge” that the United States of America is a bastion of free trade. Little could be further from the truth. The “freest” nation on […]

America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

By Walter Block Mises Institute March 8, 2017   How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them   The Creation of Jobs If the media tell us that “the opening of XYZ mill has created 1,000 new jobs,” we give a cheer. When the ABC company closes and 500 jobs are lost, we’re […]


Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 11, 2017   Trump, Libertarians, and Trade     Introduction From my post on the positive aspects of Trump for those who favor libertarianism and decentralization – certainly when compared with the alternatives – I offer one of the several positive items: He questions trade deals. I understand the […]

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

Free Trade versus “Free Trade”

By Peter G. Klein Mises Institute January 24, 2017   Free Trade versus “Free Trade”   NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this morning on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized the president’s view that “protection will lead to great prosperity and […]


Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism January 13, 2017   Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism These are opposites, not similars.     In my last post, I made light of British columnist George Monbiot’s absurd charge that today’s free market economists and libertarians are part of an establishment crony capitalist system. A “progressive” friend of mine […]

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

By José Niño Mises Institute December 24, 2016   Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?   Much talk has been made lately about the Left’s recent defeats in countries throughout Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela most notably. These countries have been characterized by Leftist governments that had the luxury of exploiting commodity prices during the […]


Economic Science Has Been Hijacked

By Alice Salles Mises Institute December 19, 2016   Economic Science Has Been Hijacked   In Principles of Economics, Carl Menger corrected the theoretical mistakes made by the old classical school. At the time, the founder of the Austrian school of economics seemed to want to make economics accessible to everyday people, which may explain why he […]

Economic Science Has Been Hijacked

The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

By David Gordon Mises Institute November 27, 2016   The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders   Where Bernie Went Wrong: And Why His Remedies Will Just Make Crony Capitalism Worse. By Hunter Lewis.  Axios Press, 2016. 284 pages. Hunter Lewis has rendered a great service with his new book. Writing from an Austrian perspective, he has […]


The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant

By Jonathan Newman & Tate Fegley Mises Institue September 14, 2016   The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant   Many Americans have received more telemarketing and scam calls than usual over the past few months, and they are wondering what their number is doing on the National Do Not Call Registry, maintained by the FTC. Some of the […]

The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant