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Understanding Argentina’s Coming Default

Argentina’s government is on the verge of default yet again. How could this happen three times in thirty years? Well, the Argentine government has a habit of spending without restraint and then trying to cheat its creditors. But this time, it's run into a problem.


The “Entrepreneurial” State is Anything But

With the failure of central planning, many economists see government as an entrepreneurial institution that fosters efficiency and economic growth.


Mises Economics Blog

Ryan McMaken: July’s 'The Free Market' Is Here!
The July issue of The Free Market is now available online, with a new essay on money from Joe Salerno and an interview with Randy Holcombe about his new economics textbook. Salerno explores some misconceptions about money and the new “gold standar ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Mises University 2014
The faculty and students of Mises U 2014 (many more photos here and here and here): ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Huerta de Soto on the Spanish Scholastics in Chinese
I earlier linked to this talk at the Segovia Cathedral by Jesús Huerta de Soto about the Spanish Scholastics. Now, it has been subtitled  in Chinese (presumably Mandarin) by Tyler Xiong Yue with the assistance of ... More »

Thomas DiLorenzo: The Demolition of Piketty-ism
By George Reisman who reveals Piketty's shocking unawareness of even the basic economic theory related to his large, statistic-filled tome. ... More »

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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 »

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 »

Conceived in Liberty - MP3 CD

There's never been a better time to remember the revolutionary and even libertarian roots of the American founding, and there's no better guide to what this means in the narrative of the Colon... More »

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America's Great Depression

Education: Free and Compulsory

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