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The “Entrepreneurial” State is Anything But

With the failure of central planning worldwide, many economists have turned to promoting government as an innovative and entrepreneurial institution that fosters greater efficiency and economic growth. In truth, governments fail where private entrepreneurs succeed. Governments keep wasting money in the meantime.


Labor Unions Are Anti-Labor

Labor unions work to prevent increases in the productivity of workers, which is ultimately the only way to increase real wages.


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Peter G. Klein: Re: Mises University
David, I liked this Facebook post from another student, on opening night: I had the opportunity to listen to a very insightful discussion between an Israeli journalist and a Muslim business owner. They were discussing the challenges of extremists in ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Video: Joseph Salerno Explains Gold Standards: True and False
Archived from the live broadcast, this Mises University lecture was presented at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014. ... More »

David Gordon: Mises University
A young man who attended Mises University last week posted the following on Facebook: At Cato U in San Diego. Just saying: between the two there is NO COMPARISON. Mises remains the gold standard of ideas. The intellectual conversations, the over ... More »

Joseph Salerno: Guido Hülsmann's "Revolutionary Essay" on Fractional-Reserve Banking
In a must-read post on Zero-Hedge, Tyler Durden highlights Guido Hülsmann's neglected 2003 article Has Fractional-Reserve Banking Really Passed the Market Test?  Durden lauds the article and predicts that it may prove to be the most rev ... More »

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Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought - MP3 CD

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