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Austrians Have Been Correct about Big Tech: Elon Musk Just Proved Them Right

6 days ago

The partisan leftism of much of the tech industry has led to conservatives calling for state intervention in the digital sphere. Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter proves this was wrong. Original Article: “Austrians Have Been Correct about Big Tech: Elon Musk Just Proved Them Right” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher …

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Are Equal Pay Arguments Based upon the Labor Theory of Value?

22 days ago

Arguments for equal pay are popular in our body politic, but what happens if some of those arguments are based upon the faulty logic of the labor theory of value? Original Article: “Are Equal Pay Arguments Based upon the Labor Theory of Value?” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. 

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Are Equal Pay Arguments Based upon the Labor Theory of Value?

29 days ago

Following the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the issue of women’s pay moved even more to the front pages as Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe spoke out: Men are so often paid and compensated on the potential they show, not necessarily what they’ve actually done—which normally I would say, we outperform what our contract was. It has been …

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Will the Next “Skyscraper Curse” Be Found in the Digital World?

November 23, 2021

Our largest skyscrapers exist no longer physically, but in a world of ones and zeroes. The most groundbreaking technology projects springing from malinvestment may be digital the next time around. Original Article: “Will the Next “Skyscraper Curse” Be Found in the Digital World?” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by …

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Will the Next “Skyscraper Curse” Be Found in the Digital World?

November 13, 2021

The vast majority of Mises Wire readers are already familiar with the Austrian business cycle theory. For those who are not, it is an Austrian perspective on what causes the sudden general cluster of business errors that results in a boom-bust cycle, with the busts being the recessions or depressions that we as a society so …

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Why Businessmen Make Such Unimpressive Politicians

October 5, 2021

In 2016, we watched time and time again as polls stated that people liked Donald Trump because he is a businessman and came from outside the world of politics. Dozens of factors led to his election but there is no doubt that among voters this mindset of the potential for a savvy businessman in charge …

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This Is a Sign that Price Inflation Will Soon Get Worse

September 3, 2021

Recently here on Mises Wire, Sammy Cartagena wrote a brilliant article demonstrating that Two Percent Inflation Is a Lot Worse Than You Think. In it, he demonstrates that the manageable 2 percent inflation year over year we all have gotten used to is a whole lot less manageable than we tend to think. But in …

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The Sword of Damocles Hangs over Every Property Owner

April 20, 2021

Cicero wrote of a king by the name of Damocles. He served in the court of Dionysus, and after acknowledging his envy of Dionysus’s lifestyle, Dionysus challenged him to try taking on the lifestyle for himself. At first, Damocles is taken by the royal lifestyle; however, during one of his feasts, Dionysus hung a sword above Damocles …

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Value Is Subjective: Neither Gold Nor Crypto Have “Real Value”

March 12, 2021

The fact that gold can be used for, say, industrial purposes does not mean it has “real value” while more intangible goods and services have none. Original Article: “Value Is Subjective: Neither Gold Nor Crypto Have ‘Real Value'” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.  

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Value Is Subjective: Neither Gold Nor Crypto Have “Real Value”

March 9, 2021

A major hurdle to the adoption of bitcoin is that while the average person may be at least open to the idea that fiat money is not the ideal, they still struggle to see a difference between fiat money and cryptocurrency. And this lumping together is not just held to the average adopter but includes …

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