The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog4 hours ago

As good loses to evil, we most certainly lose our liberty.  This, ultimately, is the cost of the Enlightenment.

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Libertarianism(s) versus Postmodernism and "Social Justice" Ideology

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

03/25/2019Audio/Video
The 2019 Ludwig von Mises Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Yousif Almoayyed.
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Liberty vs. War: A Brief History

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

03/25/2019Mises Daily Articles
To restore liberty in our age, we must build genuinely private enterprises and independent institutions.
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The Lost Fifth Volume of Conceived in Liberty

03/25/2019Mises Wire
Murray Rothbard was a genius. One aspect of this was his writing as an American historian. He was every bit as significant a scholar here as he was as an economist and philosopher.
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The High Cost of Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/25/2019

Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment. 

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Will the Trade War End in a Rural Bloodbath?

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/25/2019

Trump's high-tax trade policies have been a disaster for agriculture in the United States, marked by rising suicide among farmers, and declining incomes for farming households.

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The Data Don't Speak for Themselves

Blog03/23/2019

Problems with data are yet another reason why empirical science is never “settled.”

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The "State of Nature" Is a State of Poverty

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/23/2019Mises Daily Articles
There is a persistent myth that capitalism has destroyed what would have been a natural abundance and peace of mind. Yet nature does not generate abundance or peace. The characteristic mark of the "state of nature" is irreconcilable conflict.
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