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McCully Praises, But Misunderstands, Austrians

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


PIMCO bond manager Paul McCulley's recent commentary, A Kind Word for the Austrian School, contrasts the Austrian and Keynesian views on macro-economics. After reading...

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Mutualism's Support for the Exploitation of Labor and State Coercion

Other Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property


Mutualism claims to oppose the exploitation of labor, i.e., the theft of any part of its product. But when it comes to labor that has been mixed with land, it turns a blind eye and comes out foursquare on the side of the exploiter.

Thus, to elaborate on the case I presented in my last post...

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Thoughts on Intellectual Property, Scarcity, Labor-ownership, Metaphors, and Lockean Homesteading

Legal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


The following edited comments are excerpted from a recent email discussion with Walter Block and one of his correspondents, a Philosophy Professor (designated [PhilProf] below):

Walter, [PhilProf] -- Thanks for your email. Only time for a few comments now....

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The end of the classroom as we know it

EducationTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


The Huntsville Times was prompted by Bill Gates's good comments on education to interview others on the topic, and I was among them.

Note the person quoted at the end of the piece, who suggests that the solution to the public school problem is for the government to get the kids earlier (...

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Liberalism is the "New Communism"

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Jacques Chirac seems to be on the verge of waging all out war against the gravest possible threat to his country: ultra-liberalism (hint: that's what Misesians favor). He has announced that ultra-liberalism is the "...

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And they call us nostalgic!

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory


This article published in the Monthly Review, March 2005, meaning this year, not a century ago:

"The only solution, as difficult as this may be to contemplate at the present time, is socialism; socialism, that is, as the socialist...

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Objectivists Close to Rothbardians??

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory


Most of us are familiar with the feud between Rothbard and Rand, and of other aspects of Rand's personal life that make great fodder for jokes. There are also plenty of self-described Objectivists who...

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On Radicalism and Calling a Spade a Spade

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory


From an interview with Milton Friedman (2), a good story about Mises and the Mont Pelerin Society. It's told to critique him; but to me, it shows...

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The Monetary Breakdown of the West

World HistoryGold StandardMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

03/07/2018Mises Daily Articles
In March 1968, a crisis of confidence in the dollar on the free gold markets led the United States to effect a fundamental change in the monetary system.

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What Caused the Irish Potato Famine?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Was the Potato Famine an ecological accident, as historians usually say, or a politically created one?

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