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The NCAA Racket

The NCAA, a quasi-governmental regulatory cartel, prohibits colleges from paying athletes. So colleges employ a variety of schemes to offer unofficial “pay.” Meanwhile, the NCAA ensures there is no functioning job market for athletes at that level, and no competition to which students might go seeking higher pay.


Before Adam Smith There Was Chydenius

The work of economist Anders Chydenius, which predates The Wealth of Nations, provided a radically free-market voice for Scandinavia in the 18th century.


Mises Economics Blog

Matt McCaffrey: Do Incentives Really Matter?
The phrase “incentives matter” is ubiquitous in economics, from undergraduate teaching to economic policy debates. The mantra is especially popular in the growing literature targeted at the general public, which I’ve criticized before for its undue f ... More »

Jeff Deist: Mises on Secession
In light of the upcoming Scottish independence referendum, some quotes by Mises are appropriate. Too bad the Scots' idea of independence is Salmond and the EU, not Wallace and Bruce. No people and no part of a people shall be held against it ... More »

Ryan McMaken: The NCAA Racket
Mises Daily Tuesday by Andrew Syrios: The NCAA, a quasi-governmental regulatory cartel, prohibits colleges from paying athletes. So colleges employ a variety of schemes to offer unofficial “pay.” Meanwhile, the NCAA ensures there is no functioning ... More »

Ryan McMaken: 'Power and Market' Is Now in Persian
Thanks to translator Matin Pedram, Rothbard's Power and Market is now available in a Persian translation. Front: Back: ... 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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