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Don't Blame the Whole Housing Bubble on CRA

BlogApril 30, 2014

Newly-released memos from the Clinton presidential library reveal a little more about the scope of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities in the years leading up to the collapse of the housing bubble.  For those unfamiliar with the home-loan industry, the Community Revinvestment...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles

BooksMarch 15, 2006
The three years since the publication of the previous English edition of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles have seen a continuation of the economic recession process set in motion after the 2007 financial crisis. This process has consisted of the inevitable microeconomic readjustment and...

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The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

Mises DailyApril 26, 2012
The division of labor allowed Joel Buchsbaum to create a niche for himself and to become a legend doing what he loved: writing football draft reports.

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From The Archives

Mises DailyJanuary 8, 1999
How Mises's Human Action came to be written.

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11.10. Balances of Payments

Audio/VideoOctober 21, 2011
From Man, Economy, and State , narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.

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Last Knight Live Blog 11 Kraus

BlogOctober 24, 2007
Chapter 8 bears the title of Mises's second book, Nation, State, and Economy, and is devoted to a careful exposition and comprehensive theoretical analysis of the key factors that led to the disastrous World War I.Keeping the context of the general state of intellectual atmosphere of the...

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Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Welcome to the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

The mission of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics is to promote the development and extension of Austrian economics and to promote the analysis of contemporary issues in the mainstream of economics from an Austrian...

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Persuasion, Vol. 4, No. 11

JournalsMarch 30, 2011
Stephan Kinsella lp-3-6 Mac OS X 10.6.7 Quartz PDFContext

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The Draft

Mises DailyFebruary 19, 1999
A very dangerous policy is suddenly vogue in some circles.

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Hans F. Sennholz, 1922-2007

BlogJune 23, 2007

He who has lived well knows how to die well. Death holds no horrors for him. It is simply the ultimate adventure of life. The death of Hans Sennholz on June 23, 2007, concluded a life of untold adventures. Born (February 3, 1922) in Germany during the hyperinflation soon after World War I, he...

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The Library of Liberty, and the Archives of Evil

Audio/VideoDecember 20, 2008
1998 Mises Institute Supporters Summit, Palm Springs, California; February 27-28, 1998.

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Human Action: What the Archives Tell Us

Audio/VideoJanuary 3, 2009
Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama; 5-6 February 1999.

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Community Norms for Punishment and Restitution

Audio/VideoMarch 14, 2010
Recorded 13 March 2010 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce L. Benson

Journals
T o Serve and Protect is a breath of fresh air in the fog of mainstream recommendations concerning security, crime, and punishment. In the mainstream literature, liberals typically regard

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Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity, by Robert Weissberg

JournalsJuly 1, 1999
Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age.Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age.

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