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Secrets About Money That Put You at Risk

BooksFebruary 1, 2010
The Basic Things About Money and Wealth You Must Know And Probably Do Not Why is Money… (a) the thing that most of us worry about the most, and (b) the thing that you understand and were educated in school about the least? Why do otherwise educated people tragically say: "I really do...

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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 Socialist Tradition: Moses to Lenin

BooksAugust 25, 2009
"Alexander Gray is my favorite historian of economic thought," wrote Rothbard. "Gray's demolition of socialist writers was apt and devastating."...

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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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Psychiatry and Responsibility

BooksJanuary 8, 2010
Implicit in a free society is the idea of personal responsibility on the part of its members. Exceptions, of course, have to be made for children, for the physically handicapped, the mentally deficient, and the insane. In general, however, the intellectual should encourage a maximum of self-...

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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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Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government

BooksNovember 17, 2005
Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government , by Rose Wilder Lane This little book is important because it is revolutionary thinking. To appreciate its value correctly, we should remember the World Revolution's career so far. Not two centuries ago, refugees and...

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The Bourgeoisie's Favorite Forms of Socialism

Mises DailyJanuary 18, 2011
The middle class further entrenches the leviathan at every election; rarely is a ballot initiative to provide more funds for education rejected. The middle class is the most sycophantic of teacher's pets.

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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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Community

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

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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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More on Default

BlogOctober 14, 2013

Several commentators have taken me to task, on mises.org and on social media, for suggesting that a T-bill is "a bond just like any other bond." Don't I know that Treasuries are the world's reserve, "...

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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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Book Review: The Passion of Liberty and Putting Humans First: Why We Are Nature's Favorite by Tibor Machan

Journals
In this article, Steven Yates reviews Tibor Machan's The Passion for Liberty and Putting Humans First: Why We Are Nature's Favorite . Volume 18, Number 2 (2004)...

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