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Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison

Recent research has shown that the United States government functions to benefit wealthy interests while ignoring the average citizen. James Madison and the Federalists thought that forcing the independent states into a larger union would prevent this. They were wrong.


Killing the Maximum-Wage Myth

It’s unclear how Congress is qualified to set the “correct” wage for business owners and executives.


Mises Economics Blog

Gary Galles: National Popular Vote Nonsense
New York has just joined the national popular vote (NPV) compact. In the name of democracy, it would pledge each adopting state’s electoral votes to whoever received the largest national vote, if enough other states do the same. It brings adopters to ... More »

Mises Updates: Our Oligarchs Can Thank James Madison
Ryan McMaken writes in today's Mises Daily:  A recent study from Princeton and Northwestern concluded that the United States is an “oligarchy” ruled by a small group of wealthy elites and interest groups. According to authors  ... More »

Christopher Westley: How Terrible Are Some Scientific Journals?
Recently, a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen wrote a completely fabricated and incoherent paper on soils, cancer treatment, and Mars. Its full title? Acidity and aridity: Soil inorganic carbon storage exhibits complex relationship with low-pH soils ... More »

Mises Updates: Audio: Mark Thornton Discusses 'The Bastiat Reader'
From the 2014 AERC: At the Authors' Forum this year, Mark Thornton discussed the origins and scope of The Bastiat Reader a new collection of Bastiat's writings to become widely available later this year. Full audio here.  S ... More »

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Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School, The

The world’s financial system is in a precarious state, and everywhere the cry is heard for reform. The contributors to this notable anthology argue for one particular sort of reform, a retur... More »

Individualism and Economic Order

If you are looking to acquaint yourself with F.A. Hayek's perspective on economic theory--beyond his business cycle and monetary studies of the interwar years--this is the best source. The collect... More »

Lessons for the Young Economist

This is the textbook Lessons for the Young Economist. We are beyond mere excitement about Lessons for the Young Economist. It is easily the best introduction to economics for the young reader&m... More »

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