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FCC Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Protections

Update: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s actions to undo net neutrality regulations: “Despite its unassuming name, the Obama administration’s net neutrality regulation threatens the free and open internet that has done so much to advance modern society. The Trump administration’s action to roll […]

The WTO: Useless For Trade, Useful For The State

Authored by Carmen Elena Dorob?? via The Mises Institute, This week WTO officials will gather in Buenos Aires for their 11th ministerial conference. There is very little hope that any of the deals on the agenda will be reached, as both the WTO’s negotiations and its dispute settlement system have long been paralyzed by political bickering […]

We’re Living In The Age Of Capital Consumption

Authored by Ronald-Peter Stöferle via The Mises Institute, When capital is mentioned in the present-day political debate, the term is usually subject to a rather one-dimensional interpretation: Whether capital saved by citizens, the question of capital reserves held by pension funds, the start-up capital of young entrepreneurs or capital gains taxes on investments are discussed – […]

Don’t Mix Politics And Climate Science

Authored by Agnieszka Plonka via The Mises Institute, The widely understood libertarian environment has lately published a multitude of very eloquent articles about how to approach the global warming issue, what to think about "established science," and whether or not to be "agnostic."  Those materials, however well written, fail to see the core of the scientific method […]

When Health Insurance Works: A Look Inside Switzerland’s Healthcare System

Authored by Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna via The Mises Institute, [Part of a series on the Swiss economy and society.] The enigmatic independence of Switzerland is perhaps best demonstrated in the fact that its healthcare system manages to satisfy both free marketers and the statist-socialists in the country. It is a giant social safety net woven by […]

What Makes A Good Economic Model?

Authored by Frank Shostak via The Mises Institute, In order to make the data "talk," economists utilize a range of statistical methods that vary from highly complex models to a simple display of historical data. It is generally held that by means of statistical correlations one can organize historical data into a useful body of […]

The Next Generation Of Currency Wars: Private Vs State-backed Crypto

Authored by Tho Bishop via The Mises Institute, Recently Russia announced that it will be unleashing a CryptoRuble, just a week after Vladimir Putin strongly criticized Bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies.  When announcing the move, Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov acknowledged that it was in part inspired by the aim of getting ahead of other governments: I confidently […]

Europe’s Secession Problems Aren’t Going Away

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Earlier this week, The New York Times noted that movements for greater local autonomy appear to be spreading throughout Europe. In some ways, the conflict in Catalonia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Times reports:  Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy […]

How Socialism Ruined Venezuela

Authored by Rafael Acevedo & Luis B. Cirocco via The Mises Institute, In order to understand the disaster that is unfolding in Venezuela, we need to journey through the most recent century of our history and look at how our institutions have changed over time. What we will find is that Venezuela once enjoyed relatively […]