Free Market


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 […]

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

By Scott Powell Mises Institute February 21, 2017   Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations   On day one, President Trump surprised business leaders gathered at the White House, declaring US regulations “out of control” and “in need of 75% or more reduction.” A week later, he boldly signed an executive order requiring repeal of two […]


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

Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market

By Frank Shostak Mises Institute January 17, 2017   Why Fractional-Reserve Banking Would Be Limited in an Unhampered Market   The so-called multiplier arises as a result of the fact that banks are legally permitted to use money that is placed in demand deposits. Banks treat this type of money as if it was loaned to them, […]


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 […]

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

Economic Science Has Been Hijacked

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 […]


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 Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

Ron Paul

Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 31, 2016   Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly   When Time-Warner announced it planned to merge with another major communications firm, many feared the new company would exercise near-total monopoly power. These concerns led some to call for government action to block the merger in order to […]


Bloomberg: Abolish Cash to Create a Freer Market

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell September 6, 2016   Bloomberg: Abolish Cash to Create a Freer Market     Want a Free Market? Abolish Cash … If you believe that government meddling in financial markets was responsible for the last recession and the lackluster recovery, you might be right. But probably not in the […]

Bloomberg: Abolish Cash to Create a Freer Market

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means

Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means

By Mises Institute August 14, 2016   Judge Andrew Napolitano: What the 1st Amendment Really Means   Judge Napolitano, the great constitutional scholar and legal analyst for Fox News, recently gave a dynamite talk to our Mises U students on the real meaning of the 1st Amendment. While many protections in the Bill of Rights […]


The Path to Fed-Exit

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 25, 2016   I recently proposed that the liberty movement capitalize on Brexit with “Fed-exit”: a campaign to “secede” from the Federal Reserve. Fed-exit could be accomplished with a few simple policy changes. Passing Audit the Fed is a good first step toward Fed-exit. Contrary to the Federal Reserve’s […]

Ron Paul

Privatize the Police

Privatize the Police

By Murray N. Rothbard Mises Institute July 13, 2016   Abolition of the public sector means, of course, that all pieces of land, all land areas, including streets and roads, would be owned privately, by individuals, corporations, cooperatives, or any other voluntary groupings of individuals and capital. The fact that all streets and land areas would be private […]


Hillary Clinton’s Easy Choices

By David Gordon Mises.org June 30, 2016   Few books have as misleading a title as Hard Choices. For Hillary Clinton, as this tedious memoir of her years as Secretary of State makes evident, there are no hard choices. The Solutions to all political and economic problems are easy. We must always rely on the directing […]

For Hillary Clinton, as this tedious memoir of her years as Secretary of State makes evident, there are no hard choices.

The Next Recession Looms Large

Make America Great Again

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 5, 2016   Make America Great Again   Donald Trump’s critics have heaped scorn on his calls for protective tariffs to deal with America’s widening trade imbalance and the resulting loss of higher–paying blue color jobs. Some have accused him of trying to turn back the clock in […]


The European Union Is Anti-European

By Louis Rouanet Mises.org April 4, 2016   The European Union Is Anti-European   What is Europe? It seems that no rigorous answer can be provided. Europe is not exactly a continent. It is not a political entity. It is not a united people. The best definition, in fact, may be that Europe is the outcome of […]

The European Union Is Anti-European