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Tho Bishop is a political consultant for Bishop & Associates in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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Why AERC Remains One of the Few Venues for Real Intellectuals

25 days ago

Starting Friday, the Mises Institute will be hosting the Austrian Economics Research Conference, an event I consider one of the highlights of the year. What makes AERC a particularly unique event is that it provides a platform for Austrian scholars—and intellectual allies—to present new, important work and to have it engaged with sincerely and honestly by other …

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To Stop the Left, America Needs a Rothbardian Right

March 6, 2021

The official slogan of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was “America UnCancelled,” and the conference featured a slate of topics confined to such controversial viewpoints as “Why the Left Hates the Bill of Rights … and We Love It” and “California Socialism: Promising Heaven, Delivering Hell.” Fitting for the single largest annual event for America’s conservative movement, CPAC was hosted at a corporate hotel that strictly enforced a Democrat-controlled local government’s mask mandates and featured a controversial stage constructed by a major Democrat donor.
All of this gave the familiar look of American conservatives standing athwart history yelling stop while handing operational power over to the

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Trump’s Potential Legacy: 50 Million+ Enemies of the State

January 25, 2021

Should skepticism of the 2020 election, fueled by a new administration’s actions, finally convince 50+ million Trump supporters that the barbarians in the Beltway do not represent him, then Trump’s presidency will be—despite his own actions—the disruption that America’s elites truly feared. Original Article: “Trump’s Potential Legacy: 50 Million+ Enemies of the State” This Audio …

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An America with Two Presidents

November 10, 2020

All signs indicate that Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20, but he will never be the legitimate president to a large portion of the American public. Original Article: “An America with Two Presidents​”. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.  

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Three States Libertarian Voters May Decide

November 3, 2020

While the libertarian electorate is not as popular a topic as it once was, it could actually be a very important demographic this year. Original Article: “Three States Libertarian Voters May Decide​​”. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.  

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Will a Nonpolitical “Silent Majority” Stop the Left?

October 31, 2020

Projections have the 2020 election seeing record-high turnout. Conventional wisdom views this as a win for Joe Biden, but could conventional wisdom be wrong? Original Article: “Will a Nonpolitical “Silent Majority” Stop the Left?​” This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.  

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Covid and the Escalation of Medical Tyranny

October 13, 2020

Covid has exposed how easy it is for government to weaponize healthcare. How long will the doctor-patient relationship remain sacred? This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Original Article: “Covid and the Escalation of Medical Tyranny”.

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Kenosha Kyle, the McCloskeys, and Standing Against Barbarism

September 4, 2020

The attempt to conflate the defense of property with tribal street violence reflects the anticapitalist bias of the modern zeitgeist. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Original Article: “Kenosha Kyle, the McCloskeys, and Standing Against Barbarism​​”

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Shelton Derangement Syndrome: Which Republicans Will Side with Fed Groupthink?

August 2, 2020

Shelton’s nomination is best seen as a litmus test for Republican senators. Are they interested in ideological diversity within American institutions, or willing to stand with the academic gatekeepers that have given us the Leviathan we have today? This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian Quinteros. Original Article: “Shelton …

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Three Ways the Coronavirus May Significantly Accelerate Political Decentralization

May 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, and resulting government response, has created one of the greatest disruptions to daily life in modern American history. With much of the country now focused on “reopening,” pundits and policymakers have focused their attention on what the “new normal” of a post-COVID America looks like. Although much of the attention has been focused on the future of massive public gatherings and changes to American work environments, the most significant change to American societies may be faith in our governing structures.
The policy response to the coronavirus has already led to dramatic changes to policy. In the positive, both federal agencies and state governments have waived or altered many traditional regulatory

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Three Ways the Coronavirus May Significantly Accelerate Political Decentralization

May 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, and resulting government response, has created one of the greatest disruptions to daily life in modern American history. With much of the country now focused on “reopening,” pundits and policymakers have focused their attention on what the “new normal” of a post-COVID America looks like. Although much of the attention has been …

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Preface to Anatomy of the Crash

April 18, 2020

[This is the preface for the Mises Institute’s new online book Anatomy of the Crash: The Financial Crisis of 2020.] “End the Fed!” Three small words became one of the most improbable and powerful political chants in modern politics thanks to the presidential campaigns of Dr. Ron Paul. With the backdrop of a global financial …

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Globalist-Endorsed War on Cash May Be China’s Next Terrifying Weapon

November 18, 2019

Recent protests in Hong Kong, along with the resulting fall out from international corporations questioned for their relationships with mainland China, has placed a renewed focus on the authoritarianism of the Chinese Communist Party. This has led to several articles identifying ways in which Western countries have learned from the CCP, including Europe’s growing embrace …

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Nullifying the War on Drugs

April 23, 2019

Hosted by Young Americans for Liberty at Auburn University and the Mises Institute. Recorded 20 April 2019 at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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Will Democrats Rally Behind a Herman Cain Fed Nomination?

April 6, 2019

It will be interesting to see how Trump critics handle Mr. Cain. He has the one quality Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats have chosen to focus on when it comes to a Federal Reserve nominee: he isn’t a white guy. Original Article: “Will Democrats Rally Behind a Herman Cain Fed Nomination?”.

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Medicare for All & Big Tech

December 17, 2018

As tech executives continue to be grilled in front of Congress, the growing Bernie Sanders-wing of the Democratic Party is preparing to push its misnamed “Medicare for All” into the political mainstream after its political gains in the midterms. While these two stories seem to have very little in common, it’s not difficult to imagine a not-so-distant future where the two are dangerously connected. After all, so long as the scope of government grows, the continued politicization of all aspect of life will follow – the inevitable consequences of which could be quite horrific.
The State’s Shadow over Silicon Valley
First let’s consider some of the overlooked causes behind the increased censorship from Silicon Valley.
While

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In Socialist Venezuela the Poor Starve to Death While the Politically Powerful Feast

September 21, 2018

The socialist policies of the Venezuela government continue to impose a living hell on its people. Hyperinflation has turned its currency to literal garbage. Mortality rates have skyrocketed for groups such as infants, pregnant mothers, and the elderly as clinics have shut down and medicine grown scarce. Food has disappeared from store shelves forcing the population to consume pets and zoo animals. …

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Bernie Sanders-Endorsed Florida Man Threatens America’s Freest Economy

August 30, 2018

In Tuesday’s Democratic primary, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum shocked Florida politics by winning the party’s nomination. Trailing third place or lower for most of the campaign, Gillum received a significant late boost thanks to an enthusiastic activist base and the endorsements of national figures such as Bernie Sanders. A look at Gillum’s agenda though offers …

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Big Tech Shows ‘Net Neutrality’ Battle Was About Power

August 10, 2018

The de-platforming of Alex Jones and InfoWars is a subject that has a number of layers to it, including the responsibilities social media companies have to free speech — particularly in a world where the lines between Big Tech and Big Government are increasingly blurred. While I’ll leave others to debate those particular subjects, these developments — and reactions to it — do help provide clarity to another heated tech-related debate: the hypocrisy of “net neutrality” advocates.
After all, there is a ton of overlap between those who advocated Title II regulation of the internet and those celebrating the deplatforming of Alex Jones. This is particularly true among the most powerful players in this debate, including legislators and

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The Real Cost of Medicare for All is in Lives, Not Dollars

August 3, 2018

A recently released study by the Mercatus Center has placed renewed focus on the fiscal costs of Medicare for All. The study finds that the proposal — increasingly popular with the Democratic Party — would “add approximately $32.6 trillion to federal budget commitments during the first 10 years of its implementation (2022–2031).” The authors of …

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Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate on Taxing Cash

January 23, 2018

The government shutdown wasn’t long enough to delay the nomination hearing for an economist who could be considered to be one of the “worst Fed nominees of all time.” While most of the headlines generated from Marvin Goodfriend’s testimony before the Senate today focused on the grilling he received from Senate Dems, there is one curious part of his testimony that has been largely overlooked: he flat out lied about his past support for taxing cash.Unfortunately this issue that would directly impact every single American wasn’t brought up until well over an hour into this testimony. It was then that Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto asked Mr. Goodfriend about his past advocacy on “taxing currency” and whether he would support such a policy today.After assuring

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Fed Nominee Marvin Goodfriend Lied to the Senate about Taxing Cash

January 23, 2018

The government shutdown wasn’t long enough to delay the nomination hearing for an economist who could be considered to be one of the “worst Fed nominees of all time.” While most of the headlines generated from Marvin Goodfriend’s testimony before the Senate today focused on the grilling he received from Senate Dems, there is one curious part of his testimony that has been largely overlooked: he flat out lied about his past support for taxing cash.Unfortunately this issue that would directly impact every single American wasn’t brought up until well over an hour into this testimony. It was then that Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto asked Mr. Goodfriend about his past advocacy on “taxing currency” and whether he would support such a policy today.After assuring

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College Athletes Aren’t What Make College Football Profitable

January 8, 2018

Sports are often defined as much by their controversies as they are their highlights. For college football, when debate is not focused on the proper way to crown national titles, the topic of player compensation is one of the most heated — and perhaps important — debates. It’s also one frequently plagued by bad economics, highlighting common misunderstandings about capital and labor.College football is one of the most popular sports in the United States and, as such, is a very lucrative one. The average college team makes $29.5 million from its football program, while elite programs like the University of Georgia and University of Alabama, make over $80 million. This revenue is generated largely by lucrative television contracts, merchandise, and ticket sales, among

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The GOP Tax Plan

December 21, 2017

Last night the Senate passed the Republican proposed tax plan, which is expected to be signed later today.
At the Mises Wire, we have featured numerous articles pointing out many of the fallacies involved with the general debate on the issue of “tax reform.” For example, the absurdity of “revenue neutral” reform, the danger of raising rates through eliminating loop hopes, the fallacy of trying to address the deficit through eliminating deductions on state and local taxes, and the general notion that tax breaks can be equated to tax subsidies. While the Republican bill does fall for some of these traps, the result of the bill as a whole is a genuine reduction in the tax burden for the majority of Americans. That is always something worth

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NRA-GOP Bill Makes it Easier for Feds

December 12, 2017

On Wednesday, the Republican controlled house voted to further federalize gun laws in this country. While Ryan McMaken has noted the danger in further centralizing gun legislation, there is another deeply troubling aspect to this bill: it expands the ability of the Federal government to restrict Americans’ right to bear arms.
During the legislative process, the NRA supported merging the bill aimed at nationalizing concealed carry permits with another piece of legislation aimed at “fixing” the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS.) Obviously this legislation was inspired by the failure of the US Air Force to report the criminal record of Devin Kelley, who went on to commit a horrific shooting in Sutherland Springs,

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