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What is the function of criminal justice in foreign relations? Consider the federal criminal case against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. In March 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice publicly unveiled federal international drug trafficking charges against Maduro, just a month after President Trump had met with Juan Guaidó, the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly. […]
Late last week and early this week saw fighting between Islamic State fighters and Syrian democratic forces after the Islamic State attempted a jailbreak of a Kurdish prison containing significant numbers of alleged Islamic State fighters. The makeshift jail housed Syrians, Iraqis, and also alleged fighters from Western Europe and North Africa. It's the most […]
The White House Office of Management and Budget released a memo that announces new measures to strengthen cybersecurity within federal agencies. The memo indicates that in response to cyberattacks on private and public U.S. infrastructure, federal agencies will be transitioning to a “zero trust” approach to cybersecurity. A zero trust approach assumes that no actor, […]
I’ve been watching and enjoying the Agnes Callard interview of Bryan Caplan. I don’t think I had watched a 2.5-hour interview in the last two years, but this was well worth it. I’ll do more posting on it, but I want to highlight one thing that caught my attention and made me think of […]
There’s a lot of discussion about how the computer chip shortage is causing problems for US manufacturers. But I rarely see any plausible explanations of why there is a chip shortage.Articles on the subject occasionally mention the fact that auto producers did not order enough chips. But why should a reduced supply of chips cause […]
In the last few months, news concerning antitrust or competition policy has focused mostly on the change in ideological mood, so to say, in the US. Whatever influence Robert Bork and economists and jurists of the so-called Chicago School ever exerted on antitrust, it is gone. Now it is the time of so-called New Brandesians. […]
Last October, Agnes Callard interviewed me at the University of Chicago on The Case Against Education. I genuinely think it was the best audience I ever had the privilege to address. Enjoy! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iklHm0o-iM?start=17&feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] (2 COMMENTS)
At today’s press conference, a reporter asked Fed chair Powell this question: Do you want to go below 2%, so that on average you get a 2% inflation rate? Powell responded: So no, there’s nothing in our framework about having inflation run below 2%. That we would do that. That we would try to achieve […]
A Washington State Patrol officer who defied a statewide vaccine mandate and signed off for the last time by issuing a strongly worded message to Gov. Jay Inslee has passed away from COVID-19 complications.
Across so many fields, from money to nutrition, I’ve found that the corollary to the government-heavy approach is a desire not to make choices for oneself. Original Article: "Who Needs Personal Responsibility When We Can Just Trust Our Overlords?" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.
Libertarians stress self-ownership and property rights, but one variant position, held by Albert Jay Nock and Frank Chodorov, limits property rights. In their view, which they derived from the nineteenth-century economist and social reformer Henry George, you own only the value your labor adds to the resources you appropriate. You do not own unworked land and […]
On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held true to its monetary-tightening timeline despite last week’s 10 percent drawdown in most major indices, effectively saying, “10 percent is not enough.” With retail sales numbers that will surely return to trend without more stimulus (see chart), a gridlocked Senate, and the prospect of higher interest rates surely […]
This is freedom: "That he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows … [freedom] arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism.” Original Article: "Will Artificial Intelligence Create a Socialist Paradise?" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael […]
Germany's government is pushing a new plan for massive spending on a "Climate Fund." This is justified with the usual Keynesian myths about the benefits of government spending. Original Article: "Germany's New Green Stimulus Plan Won't Save Their Economy" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack.
When Yandy Diaz arrived at Rays camp on Sunday, he quickly established himself as the most muscular player inside the clubhouse. During Spring Training, his focus will be to establish himself as an everyday player.
The Department of Defense has committed to civilian-harm policies and processes but inconsistencies remain. It is not adequately organized or resourced to sufficiently assess, reduce, and respond to civilian-harm incidents. Reform will require institutional, not just operational, changes.
Michael J. McNerney; Gabrielle Tarini; Karen M. Sudkamp; Larry Lewis; Michelle Grisé; Pauline Moore
This European Platform for Investing in Children research note examines the medium- and long-term impact of early childhood education and care provision on education and labour market outcomes for children and parents, as well as the indicators employed for these measurements.
Elena Rosa Brown; Giulia Lanfredi; Annemari de Silva; Barbara Janta; Axelle Devaux
Chapter 7 to the book "New Asian Disorder" edited by Lowell Dittmer.
Timothy R. Heath
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."