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Before Adam Smith There Was Chydenius

The work of economist Anders Chydenius, which predates Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, provided a radically free-market voice for Scandinavia in the 18th century as Chydenius battled against mercantilists and those who thought government well-suited to plan economies with laws and edicts.


The Ethics of Entrepreneurship and Profit

In a free market, entrepreneurs profit by providing something of value that people will voluntarily purchase.


Mises Economics Blog

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 »

Ryan McMaken: The Mises Institute Hosts Auburn Econ Graduate Students
As has been done for several years, the Mises Institute hosted our annual Auburn University Economics Graduate Student Reception on Friday at our campus next to Auburn University. It was organized by Jonathan Newman (Summer Fellow 2014, Mises U Alum, ... More »

David Howden: The Regret of War
We all have regrets. But if you find yourself consistently ruing your past decisions, maybe it's best to rethink your rashness. Writing in the Financial Times this weekend, Richard McGregor gives some perspective on Americans' change of he ... More »

Peter G. Klein: Peter Thiel on Monopoly and Competition
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has an interesting Wall Street Journal piece on innovation, firm growth, and market structure, misleadingly titled Competition Is for Losers. Thiel's essay is ostensibly about the defense of monopol ... 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 »

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 »

Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy

This fiery monograph shows a side of Murray Rothbard not seen in his theoretical treatise: his ability to employ "power elite" analysis to understand the relationship between money, power, a... More »

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