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Government Shutdown, Spending Cuts, and other Fables

Audio/VideoOctober 3, 2013
Peter G. Klein explains that the "shutdown" is no shutdown and urges us to reject the economic version of Orwellian doublespeak...

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Connor Boyak

Connor Boyack

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Connor Boyack founded the Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Previous to Libertas, Connor served as director of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. He is the author of several books, including the...

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VIDEO: Peter Klein on Shutdown Doublespeak

BlogOctober 3, 2013

In this week's The Mises View: Peter G. Klein explains that the "shutdown" is no shutdown and urges us to reject the economic version of Orwellian doublespeak....

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Government Shutdowns, the Debt Ceiling, and Our Mountain of Debt

Mises DailyOctober 17, 2013
What is needed is fiscal reform. Only drastically cutting government spending will bring back prosperity.

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The Causes of the Economic Crisis, and Other Essays Before and After the Great Depression

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Mises presented his business cycle theory in its most elaborate form, applies it to the prevailing conditions, and discusses the policies that governments undertake that make recessions worse.

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GovMedia Speak

BlogOctober 1, 2013

We all know that in GovMedia speak, "spending cut" means reducing the rate of increase in spending, while "shutdown" means reducing the workforce by 40%. From David Henderson we learn that "...

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Theory of Money and Fiduciary Media

BooksMarch 13, 2013
Edited by Jörg Guido Hülsmann, the essays here presented provide insights for understanding the economic crises of our own time.

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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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Planning for Freedom; and Twelve other Essays and Addresses

BooksJune 13, 2009
An enduring collection of Mises's essays, some popular and others scholarly, but always engaging and provocative.

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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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Organization of Debt into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 28, 2006
Charles Holt Carroll defended sound money in a blazing series of essays appearing in the latter decades of the 19th century.

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The Forgotten Man and Other Essays

BooksDecember 10, 2008
"He works, he votes, generally he prays — but he always pays — yes, above all, he pays."...

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Snoring as a Fine Art, and Twelve Other Essays

BooksOctober 29, 2007
"Snoring should be regarded as a fine art and respected accordingly. If this be admitted, I might suggest further that our civilization does not so regard it, as it should, and gives the practice no encouragement, but rather the contrary."...

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Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays

BooksMay 14, 2007
This might just be the wildest Rothbard romp ever. Fully armed, he slices and dices crazies of all sorts, from those who would level all incomes to those who would free all people's of the world through bombings and nuclear war...

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The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle and Other Essays

BooksDecember 5, 2005
Booms and busts are not endemic to the free market, argues the Austrian theory of the business cycle, but come about through manipulation of money and credit by central banks. In this monograph, Austrian giants explain and defend the theory against alternatives. Includes essays by Mises, Rothbard,...

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Organization of Debt Into Currency and Other Papers

BooksMarch 21, 2006
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964. From Murray Rothbard's History of Economic Thought: "One of the most unusual — and most advanced — of the American admirers of Fredéric Bastiat was the Boston merchant Charles Holt Carroll (1799–1890). A staunch adherent...

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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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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

BooksOctober 8, 2010
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention...

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Too Much Government, Too Much Taxation

BooksJuly 22, 2009
We Americans are, if not the most governed, certainly the most governmented people in the world.

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