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The Clash of Group Interests and Other Essays

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This collection, with a preface by Murray Rothbard, includes four essays by Mises.

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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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Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This mammoth exposition deals with the method and theory of economics, and particularly excels in its application to matters of policy.

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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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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 Origins of the Federal Reserve

BooksFebruary 8, 2011
The Fed did not originate as a policy response to national need. It was founded by two groups of elites: government officials and large financial and banking interests.

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What Social Classes Owe Each Other

BooksJune 27, 2007
What the Social Classes Owe to Each Other asks a crucially important question: does any class or interest group have the duty and burden of fighting the battles of life for any other class or of solving the social problems to the satisfaction of any other class or group?

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The State: Its History and Development Viewed Sociologically

BooksNovember 8, 2009
Oppenheimer dismantles the social-contract view of the state as it had been advanced by most thinkers since the Enlightenment. He seeks to replace that view with a realistic assessment of the state: a victorious group of bandits who rule over the defeated group with the purpose of domination and...

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The Limits of Economics

BooksMarch 29, 2009
Economic policy consists in all those actions and measures which aim, outside or quite independently of the economic interests of their framers, at bestowing advantages (rarely disadvantages) on a chosen group of economic subjects or entrepreneurs, and of which the motive lies primarily in this...

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The Development of Economics

BooksSeptember 16, 2007
Scott groups the topics to be studied around the development of the Classical Political Economy of England by considering first, the background of that development in the economic life and thought of the preceding period; second, the development of the Classical Political Economy itself; third, its...

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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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The Essential Rothbard

BooksMarch 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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The Wyoming Liberty Group is looking for a Policy Analyst

The Wyoming Liberty Group focuses on health, budget, taxation and government spending issues and other topics relevant to citizens and lawmakers in Wyoming.

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How Special-Interest Groups Benefit from Minimum Wage Laws

Mises DailyFebruary 15, 2014
When labor becomes too expensive relative to cost, substitutes for minimum-wage jobs arise.

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Community

Mises DailyJune 7, 1999
The use and abuse of a nebulous slogan. (Commentary by Tibor R. Machan)

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Earth Day Group Think

Mises DailyApril 21, 2000
Contrary to the propaganda, the EPA has done little or nothing to improve the quality of life and much to diminish it.

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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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Review of The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society, by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, and Alexander Tobarrok, eds.

Journals
Perhaps the best concise summary of this book is given by editor Alexander Tabarrok in his concluding chapter. As he points out, where most urbanists see market failures,

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