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Austerity as Economic Liberation

Austerity is nothing more than allowing the private sector more control over what it produces. Those who argue against austerity are claiming that government will more wisely spend, invest, and save than private persons and firms.


Money, Subjective Value, and Gold

The quasi-gold standard promoted by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames in their new book has more in common with the Bretton Woods system than with the classical gold standard.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: Book Review: Rothbard's Making Economic Sense
Ben Kramer-Miller writes at Seeking Alpha: Summary A series of newsletter articles and shorter essays designed for the layperson interested in libertarian ideas and free market thought. The book is highly entertaining and extremely accessibl ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Judge Napolitano Versus Forced Quarantines
One can make the case that in a thoroughly decentralized and anarchistic (and therefore, more free) society, persons may find themselves in a state of practical quarantine because private owners of airlines, airports, lodging facilities, and even com ... More »

Mark Thornton: Forbes Takes Another Look Through the Austrian Lens
Michael Pollaro writing at Forbes.com reexamines the implilcations of the ending of Quantitative Easing policy by the Federal Reserve: The lion’s share of the supposed economic strength we see today is both artificial and unsustainable because it is ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Poland to German Taxpayers: Subsidize our National Defense!
Coming in Monday's Mises Daily, Patrick Barron will explore the moral hazard that often plagues collective security organizations like NATO. Why be careful, responsible, and restrained with your own defense when you can get the taxpayers in a for ... 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 »

Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society? Butler Shaffer is a distinguished libertarian legal theorist who has for many years taught at... 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 »

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