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Public Accommodation and Social Engineering

Public accommodation laws that prohibit discrimination render property rights moot and create a legal system designed to force agreement with the state's official moral code.


Understanding “Quid Pro Quo”

The term “quid pro quo” has been twisted to now include government handouts and state-mandated exchanges.


Mises Economics Blog

Joseph Salerno: Larry White's Baffling Interview on the Gold Standard
[caption id=attachment_12835 align=alignright width=240] Lawrence H. White speaking at the Mises Institute's Capitol Hill Gold Standard Conference, November 1983[/caption] In his recent three-part interview (here, here and <a href=http://th ... More »

Ryan McMaken: No Bubble Here!
Back when I was an economist for a housing agency, I heard about a lot of pricey marketing gimmicks. This is a new one: Writes Robert Wenzel: Paging Mark Thornton: The Ultimate Sign of a Chinese Real Estate Bubble? As part of a marketing campaig ... More »

John P. Cochran: Lessons on Economics and Politics from South Park
LearnLiberty.org is offering a new course developed by George Crowley of Troy University titled “Subliminal Lessons from South Park: A Super Primer on Economics and Politics.” The course blurb: Hooowdy Ho Everbody! We are excited to bring you our ne ... More »

David Gordon: Happy Birthday, Ralph!
Today is the 78th birthday of Ralph Raico, the foremost historian of classical liberalism.  Among many other works, Ralph is the author of two outstanding collections of essays, Classical Liberalism and the Austrian School and Great Wars and Gre ... 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 »

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 »

Anatomy of the State

This gives a succinct account of Rothbard&amp;rsquo;s view of the state. Following Franz Oppenheimer and Albert Jay Nock, Rothbard regards the state as a predatory entity. It does not produce anything... More »

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Making Economic Sense

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