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How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now

All too many of the reforms being proposed for the central bank are just more of the same central planning. Real reform of the Fed begins with setting interest rates free, the abolition of deposit insurance, and ending the Fed’s position as lender of last resort.

A Brief History of Progressivism

“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control.

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John P. Cochran: Prohibition Not Appetite is the Problem
Don Boudreaux  at Café Hayek highlighted yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article by Mary Anastasia O'Grady where she asks “What Really Drove the Children North”? Her answer, “Our appetite for drugs caused the violence that made life unb ... More »

Ryan McMaken: A Brief History of Progressivism
Mises Daily Tuesday by Andrew Syrios From prohibition to eugenics to nativism and to Marxism, “progressives” throughout history have repeatedly shown a great fondness for endless social engineering and state control of pretty much anything and eve ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Mises U Day 2 Highlights: All Talks Now Online as Mp3s
Monday was the first full day for students at Mises U, and all talks are now available in Mp3 format here.  The day began with a series of lectures by Joseph Salerno, Guido Hulsmannm, and David Gordon. Students then met for lunch on the Mises In ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Photos from Day 2 of Mises U
Some images from Day2 of Mises U. Roger Garrison: Lucas Engelhardt: Robert Higgs: <img class=aligncenter wp-image-10531 alt=DSC02048 src=http://bastiat.mises.org/wp-content/uploads/ ... More »

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Bastiat Collection Pocket Edition

The world has always needed this: a gigantic collection of Bastiat&#39;s greatest work in a single, super-handy pocket edition, at a ridiculously affordable price.... ... More »

Collectivist Economic Planning

In 1920, Ludwig von Mises dropped a bombshell on the European economic world with his article called &quot;Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth.&quot; It argued that socialism was impo... More »


This is Mises&#39;s classic statement in defense of a free society, one of the last statements of the old liberal school and a text from which we can continue to learn. It has been the conscience of... More »

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