Vaccine politics will soon replace electoral politics – Marginal REVOLUTION

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That is the title and theme of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: And who should get the vaccine first? The elderly are...

The last mile  

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FT subscribers can click here to receive Swamp Notes by email.Rather than political analysis or a dissection of how financial markets may react to...

Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem Exposes a Big Problem with Democracy | Robert P. Murphy

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There is arguably nothing more sacrosanct to today’s elites than “democracy”—by which they mean “a political outcome we endorse.” And yet ironically, one of...

Blog and Substack contest winners – Marginal REVOLUTION

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To date there are three: 1. Anton Howes for his Substack Age of Invention.  He is a historian of invention, often but not exclusively focusing...

Italian and Spanish factories shrug off impact of pandemic

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Italian and Spanish manufacturers have shrugged off the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic by reporting a continuing improvement in activity in October, according to...

The Wisdom of the Inner Crowd – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Abstract: Many decisions rest upon people’s ability to make estimates of some unknown quantities. In these judgments, the aggregate estimate of the group is...

Global liquidity trap requires a big fiscal response

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The writer is the chief economist of the IMFFighting the worst economic downturn in living memory, policymakers around the world have responded forcefully. Discretionary...

Social Media Companies Aren’t the Good Guys. They’re Also Not Monopolists. | Ryan McMaken

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Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. There are plenty of good reasons to hate social media. It negatively affects mental health. It...

Chinese economy outstrips US despite Beijing bashing

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The irony is striking. While Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been busy bashing Beijing in the run-up to the presidential election, the Chinese...

The Privilege of Politics | Jeff Deist

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In 2020, privilege manifests as political extortion. Push back against these bullies. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Millian...

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