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Public Accommodation and Social Engineering

Public accommodation laws that prohibit discrimination render property rights moot and create a legal system designed to force agreement with the state's official moral code.


Why Money Doesn’t Measure Value

Robert Murphy explains why people trade goods, and the role of money.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium
Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron address the issue of monetary imperialism. How does the US use the dollar as a weapon of economic and cultural power? How long can it last? What might the unprecedented collapse of a worldwide reserve currency look like? ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Public Accommodation and Social Engineering
Mises Daily Friday by Nicholas Freiling: Public accommodation laws that prohibit discrimination render property rights moot and create a legal system designed to force agreement with the state's official moral code. ... More »

David Howden: Legal Victory for the IRS
With the IRS scandals of early 2014 all but a distant memory, some closure is coming to the groups that the long arm of the tax law harassed. Unfortunately the verdicts aren´t going the way the affected would like. The IRS may have inadvertentl ... More »

David Howden: There Was No Contagion
If you use the word “contagion” these days, people are likely to think you’re talking about ebola. Backup five years ago, and contagion was the buzzword to describe the financial crisis. The European government bond market was falling apart, and a ... More »

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Place of Economics in Learning, The

We’ve put into print a single chapter from Human Action, “The Place of Economics in Learning.” We picked it because it provides an excellent overview of the Misesian worldview concerning economics... More »

The Law

How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in j... More »

Anatomy of the State

This gives a succinct account of Rothbard’s view of the state. Following Franz Oppenheimer and Albert Jay Nock, Rothbard regards the state as a predatory entity. It does not produce anything... More »

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Planned Chaos

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Making Economic Sense

Anatomy of the State

The Private Production of Defense



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