Audio recordings of Mises Wire articles, offering contemporary news and opinion through the lens of Austrian economics and libertarian political economy.
Are "Progressive" Prosecutors Real Reformers or Leftists Acting in Bad Faith?
The surge of "progressive" prosecutors, many funded by George Soros, has been followed by increases in violent crime.
The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention
One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.
Europe Ditched Russian Energy. Now People Are Sitting in Line for Days to Buy Coal. Is Biden to Blame?
Winter is approaching and Europeans are facing homes without heat, thanks to the US-led sanctions against Russia. Who will carry the blame when people freeze to death?
Does Capitalism Itself Create Economic Instability or Is Central Banking the Culprit?
Post-Keynesians believe that capitalism is internally unstable, leading to necessary intervention by the central bank. Austrians see that as backward reasoning, as policies by the central bank to create credit from nothing is the problem.
Practicing Politics as Self-Defense
Because government is predatory, it may seem ironic then to use the political system as a means of protecting one's own property, family, and loved ones. But there are times when such a strategy makes sense.
The Other Immigration Question: Should People from Wealthy Countries Migrate to Poorer Ones?
While people from poor countries seek to live in places like the USA because of its stable institutions and welfare state, could migration of people from stable countries to less-developed ones make those countries better off?
This is the mindset that changes economies into more flourishing and financially sound, stable environments.
Writings are professional, but have someone like Michael Stack
For all the professional writings, I prefer Stack as the narrator to Quinteros, the latter of whose narration appears to struggle with the inflection in sentences and pronunciation. In particular, he should learn how to pronounce words that contain “wh,” which is supposed to be enunciated as /hw/ instead of a simple /w/. “Whine,” for example, is not a homophone of “wine.”
New reader is awful
The content itself is nice, but Millian Quinteros is not doing a good job in the role of voice of the podcast. His reading is so unnatural, it’s like the first time he sees the article is the time he reads it for the podcast. Each time he reads an article, the podcast is full of incorrect pronunciations, strange emphases, and weirdly placed pauses. If the aim is to find a new reader to replace Michael Stack, Millian needs to seriously improve to get to Michael’s level.