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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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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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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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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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Mises's Suggested Research Topics, 1950-1968

JournalsMay 5, 2006
Bettina-Bien Greaves took careful notes during Ludwig von Mises's New York seminars. Whenever he made a comment that suggested research paper or book, she jotted it down on a note card...

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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 Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the U.S. Constitution

BooksSeptember 15, 2010
Inflation is contemporary America's most pressing economic, social, and political problem. Reliable sources are available to describe the history of inflation in this and other societies, to explain its cause of effects, and to indicate the policies necessary to eradicate it. Unfortunately, the...

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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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Revisionist Viewpoints: Essays in a Dissident Historical Tradition

BooksMay 27, 2009
From the publisher: Several of the essays gathered together in this volume received worldwide circulation, despite having been published originally in journals of extremely limited circulation. They drew a wide variety of complimentary comments from figures of some importance. Characteristic of the...

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Comment on the French Liberal School

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There exists today in Anglo-American economics a veritable "conspiracy of silence" regarding the works and achievements of the French Liberal School of Economics. This is at once a sad commentary on the state of disinterested historical scholarship in the economics profession and a...

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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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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.

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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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Review of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce Benson

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This is the most important book on public policy to be published in a long time. Benson takes on the most pervasive government activity, the criminal justice system, and addresses the critical issue of our high crime rate. There are no clear “academic” solutions to this problem, but...

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

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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 the offender as the victim of an egoistic society and conservatives typically say that the only way to reduce...

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The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment

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We hear a lot of expressed concern about conserving the environment, but no one talks much about producing it. Why not manufacture it competitively and sell it in the free market like other goods and services—and even bundle it with product support? As a matter of fact, that is being done. It...

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