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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.


Understanding “Quid Pro Quo”

The term “quid pro quo” has been twisted to now include government handouts and state-mandated exchanges.


Mises Economics Blog

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 »

Joseph Salerno: Larry White's Baffling Interview on the Gold Standard
[caption id=attachment_12835 align=alignright width=240] Lawrence H. White speaking at the Mises Institute's Capitol Hill Gold Standard Conference, November 1983[/caption] In his recent three-part interview (here, here and <a href=http://th ... More »

Ryan McMaken: No Bubble Here!
Back when I was an economist for a housing agency, I heard about a lot of pricey marketing gimmicks. This is a new one: Writes Robert Wenzel: Paging Mark Thornton: The Ultimate Sign of a Chinese Real Estate Bubble? As part of a marketing campaig ... 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&amp;rsquo;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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