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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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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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If the FBI Says It, It Must Be True

BlogDecember 30, 2014

Why do so many people who claim to be against big government believe everything the government says about foreign policy? ...

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The Hoax of the Food Desert

Mises DailyJuly 20, 2004
So now we are supposed to worry about those deprived of chain supermarkets. William Anderson notes how the academic left shifts gears.

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TAG: Unlimited Insurance, Unlimited Risk

Audio/VideoOctober 26, 2012
Presented at the Mises Circle in Manhattan, hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and sponsored by the Story Garschina Charitable Fund, and Anonymous Donor. Recorded on Friday, 14 September 2012, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

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License Tags and Free Speech

JournalsDecember 1, 2001
This past September, the state government of South Carolina came under fire for issuing a special license plate bearing the slogan "Choose Life." Affronted abortion-rights groups quickly filed suit, claiming that the state was violating the first and fourteenth amendments by failing to...

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How Greek Default May Still Unravel the EU

Mises DailyJanuary 23, 2015
The Greeks may still default, and that would mean big trouble not so much for Greece as for other EU member states who will be on the hook for even more bailouts.

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Government Save Us From "Overpriced" Chinese Food

Mises DailyDecember 12, 2014
If a customer consents to paying a certain price at the time of purchase, he cannot later claim that he was overcharged. The fact that he was charged the right amount is clear in the fact that he consented to the purchase in the first place.

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Default! Default!

JournalsNovember 1, 2001
We will never resort to a bailout, said the Bush administration concerning the financial failures of the Argentinian government. That was one week before the same administration arranged an $8 billion line of credit for the same government.

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19. Passage of the Stamp Act

Audio/VideoMay 8, 2009
Pages 89-95 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 4 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume III : "Edge of Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis."...

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20. Initial Reaction to the Stamp Act

Audio/VideoMay 16, 2009
Pages 96-98 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 4 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume III : "Edge of Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis."...

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30. The Stamp Act Congress

Audio/VideoMay 28, 2009
Pages 127-129 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 4 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume III : "Edge of Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis."...

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31. Ignoring the Stamp Act

Audio/VideoJune 19, 2009
Pages 130-137 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 4 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume III : "Edge of Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis."...

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33. Repeal of the Stamp Act

Audio/VideoJune 23, 2009
Pages 143-153 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 4 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume III : "Edge of Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis."...

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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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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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