ECONOMIC NEWS

  • What's with the Rich Kid Revolutionaries?
    by Zachary Yost on September 23, 2020

    It seems that the rest of us will be forced to suffer as egalitarian rich kids work out their psychological problems through some window-smashing therapy. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael […]

  • Compulsory vs. Free Education
    by Murray N. Rothbard on September 23, 2020

    [A selection from Education: Free and Compulsory.] The Reverend George Harris described the effects of compulsory education in imposing uniformity and enforced equality (soon after the establishment of compulsion): Education is already so generally […]

  • Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa
    by Lipton Matthews on September 23, 2020

    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. […]

  • What is a “Libertarian-Conservative”?
    by Jacob G. Hornberger on September 23, 2020

    An op-ed in yesterday’s New York Times provides a good example of the libertarian-conservative mush or hash that the libertarian philosophy has become. The op-ed is about the appointment of Supreme Court justices and was written by Steven G. […]

  • Federal Judge: Pennsylvania's Stay-at-Home Order Is an Assault on Human Rights
    by Ryan McMaken on September 23, 2020

    Judge Stickman is right that the Pennsylvania lockdown cannot be defended by anyone who takes human rights seriously. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Original Article: "Federal Judge: […]

  • Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race
    by William L. Anderson on September 23, 2020

    Presidential campaigns in the United States tend to be discouraging affairs, even if one is not a libertarian who has zero expectations that anything good can come from American elections. The old saw that insanity consists of doing the same thing […]

  • Blackstone’s Tony James: ‘Lost Decade’ Coming for Equities
    by Taps Coogan on September 23, 2020

    Rising interest rates, pinched corporate profit margins, and economic headwinds The post Blackstone’s Tony James: ‘Lost Decade’ Coming for Equities appeared first on The Sounding Line.

  • One Hundred Years of Medical Fascism
    by Dale Steinreich on September 22, 2020

    [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 […]

  • What's with the Rich Kid Revolutionaries?
    by Zachary Yost on September 22, 2020

    Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. 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 […]

  • Map: Europe – 1000 AD
    by Taps Coogan on September 22, 2020

    The twilight of the 'Dark Ages' The post Map: Europe – 1000 AD appeared first on The Sounding Line.

MESSAGE FROM THE CIRCUS:

Is economics a philosophy, science, propaganda or religion? If it’s a philosophy then how can it ever be proved or disproved? If it’s a science, then why has Austrian economics been ignored for over 100 years? But if it’s propaganda then the State will continue to use it to control the masses, while if it’s a religion, then what hope does the world have?

A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.

 – Ludwig Von Mises