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MacLean on James Buchanan: Fake History for an Age of Fake News

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Nancy MacLean's history of a right-wing conspiracy inspired by economist James Buchanan relies on poorly reported and poorly interpreted history.

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Mises Contra Marx

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Mises, more forcefully than any other critic, penetrates to the essence of Marx's fallacious view.

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Libertarian Paternalism

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/09/2017Mises Daily Articles
David Gordon reviews Nudge, co-written by Richard Thaler, who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics.

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Themes from Ludwig von Mises's Socialism

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

In this four-lecture online course, Dr. David Gordon walks through the major themes of Mises’s great treatise.

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Resurrecting Marx

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

The collapse of socialism didn't deter the Marxists, who moved on to invent new rationales for their system. But David Gordon has caught up with them, and used the knife of the Austrian School to cut their theories to pieces.

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There's No Such Thing As a Neutral Government

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/23/2015Mises Wire
In his new book Political Illiberalism Peter Simpson poses a fundamental challenge to John Rawls’s Political Liberalism . Though Simpson cannot be classified as a libertarian, his bold arguments will be of great use to all of us who oppose the state.

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The Dreary Utopia of the Socialists

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/14/2015Mises Wire
In a capitalist world, socialists would be free to form their own socialist communities. They're largely free to do so now, although few do. This may be due to the fact that even the utopian version of socialism seems unpleasant.

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John Rawls and Market Anarchy

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/13/2014Mises Daily Articles
Having neatly dispatched Rawls, Chartier goes on to offer a strong defense of market anarchy.

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Fascism Is a Current Political and Economic System

Big GovernmentOther Schools of Thought

12/09/2013Mises Daily Articles
At the heart of fascism lies state control of the economy. Mises found this in Nazism, and, it is prevalent in America today.

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The New York Times Got Libertarianism Wrong, Yet Again

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

11/01/2013Mises Daily Articles
Why write an article on a subject you know nothing about? This is a question Amia Srinivasan might usefully have asked herself.

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