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How Government Uses “Efficiency” as an Excuse to Steal

Only individuals can determine what is efficient for themselves, and they will only engage in voluntary exchange when they believe it is the efficient thing to do. Some economists, and most governments, prefer to use other standards of efficiency such as “potential compensation” which leads to government mischief.

How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now

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.

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Ryan McMaken: Live Stream, Thursday at Mises U: Morning Lectures
Thursday, July 24 (Central Daylight Time) 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.—How War Leads to Big Government | Higgs 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.—The Case for Privatization... of Everything | Block 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.—The Robber Barons and the Progressive E ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Highlights from Tuesday at Mises U
Tuesday was another full day of lectures and talks at Mises University. for photos, see here and here. We've added 8 more lectures from Tuesday in mp3 format to the Mises U 2014 archives, including: The Anarcho-Pacifism of Leo Tolstoy ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Tuesday at Mises U, Afternoon Lectures
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Ryan McMaken: Photos from Tuesday at Mises U (Lunch and Morning Lectures)
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Bastiat Collection Pocket Edition

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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 »

Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought - MP3 CD

This is one of Rothbard’s most important scholarly works. In the first volume, Rothbard traces the history of economics from the ancient Greeks to Adam Smith; and in the second volume, he discusses Br... More »

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