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Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

In spite of its failure in the short term, the Scottish campaign exposed elite dread of decentralization while establishing a precedent that regions can decide for themselves to secede even without a nation-wide vote. The campaign also illustrates anew ongoing trends in the decline of the nation-state.


An International View of Drug Prohibition: An Interview with Mark Thornton

In this interview, Mark Thornton discusses his debate on the drug war at Oxford University and provides a view on how drug prohibition is viewed internationally.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Bylund on Coasean Transaction Costs
Per Bylund recently published “Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization” the Journal of Management Studies. Bylund writes: It is ... More »

Mises Updates: An International View of Drug Prohibition: An Interview with Mark Thornton
Mises Daily Friday by Mark Thornton: In this interview, Mark Thornton discusses his debate on the drug war at Oxford University and provides a view on how drug prohibition is viewed internationally. ... More »

David Howden: The Scottish Referendum
I’ve refrained from comments on the Scottish referendum on independence. Let people decide their own path is a reasonable stance to take, so let the Scots decide the future of Scotland. Yet in discussion with one of my past students yesterday, the ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Upcoming Austrian-School Events in Germany
Guido Hülsmann writes: In January 2015, the Mises Institut Deutschland will conduct a “Mises Seminar” at a very prestigious venue: the German stock exchange in Frankfurt. This event is open to the public and has just been announced on their ... More »

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Toward a Libertarian Society

Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the pre... More »

Economics of Prohibition, The

It is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton. ... More »

What Has Government Done to Our Money?

When this gem first appeared in 1963, it took the form of a small paperback designed for mass distribution. We've conjured up that spirit again with this special edition of Rothbard's primer... More »

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