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Should the State Support the Arts?

05/08/2021Mises Daily Articles
It is absurd to say we wish to do away with religion, education, property, labor, and the arts simply because we oppose government subsidies. Rather, we merely oppose stealing from one group of citizens and handing over their wealth to others.

An Autoethnographic Account of the Free Market: My Father


Autoethnographies place the self within a social, historical context. In this one, Michael Rectenwald approaches the free market from the standpoint of his own experience.

Self-Interest versus Racial Solidarity


Modern-day race theories—much like the standard racist theories of the past—assume that racial solidarity ought to be the overriding factor in all human behavior. Experience shows this is not at all always the case. 

Rothbard on the Betrayal of the American Right

Patrick Newman and Tho Bishop join the show to dissect The Betrayal of the American Right, which is both a critical history and a fascinating political memoir of Rothbard's own journey to libertarianism.

An American Classical Liberalism

Today's conflicts revolve around the desire to grab hold of someone else's property using the tool of compulsion that is the state. Would we be more peaceful and prosperous if it followed the liberal program? The question answers itself.

Social Media's Algorithms Aren't Really Controlling You

05/07/2021Friday Philosophy

Senator Hawley wants government regulation of social media, and he insists that social media companies are somehow controlling and manipulating people. But Hawley is mistaken. You have free will even when using Facebook.

Due Process on Campus Keeps Justice on the Streets


The reality in colleges today becomes reality on the streets tomorrow. The privileged treatment of women under Title IX has had profound implications for campus sexual misconduct hearings that threaten due process for all.

The State of Modern Economics

05/06/2021The Austrian

In the last ten to twenty years, there’s been a real shift in mainstream economics—both micro and macro—away from theory and toward what you might call atheoretical inductive empirical work. This is not for the better.

The Fed Embraces Its Inner Zimbabwean


With Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen focusing on using monetary policy to manage climate change, the M1 money supply has gone parabolic, from just over $4 trillion in February to $18.6 trillion in March. This is right out of Zimbabwe's playbook.



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