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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.

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How Ray Kroc of McDonald's Built an Entrepreneurial Empire

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureStrategy

The Founder, a recent movie about Ray Kroc and McDonald's, illustrates points about the free market made by Mises.

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David Gordon: Thinkers Who Challenged the State

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

In less than 20 minutes David Gordon surveys Plato, Aristotle, Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium, Frenchman Frederic Bastiat, Franz Oppenheimer, and Albert Jay Nock.

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Obamacare and Other Disasters

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and CultureInterventionism

06/11/2013The Free Market
David Gordon gives a review of John R Lott's At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?.


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Ron Paul and Contemporary Economics

BiographiesMedia and CultureAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

Presented by David Gordon at the Mises Circle in New Orleans, 5 November 2011.

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What's the Right Thing to Do?

Media and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Sandel stands among the foremost communitarians and, as his previous work makes evident, he views the free market with disdain."

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The Constitution or Utilitarianism?

Free MarketsLegal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. Economy

05/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
He offers a Kantian justification for political economy in the style of Buchanan; and he maintains that this view of things is at the root of the American Republic. Readers of a libertarian bent will not be fully satisfied; but Roth's carefully argued book deserves, and rewards, close study.

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The Siren Song of Pax Americana

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

05/11/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The financial burdens of hegemony are difficult to overestimate. "

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The Person with the Bomb Rules

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/04/2010Mises Daily Articles
The constitutional arrangement is far from perfect. But, at least if its provisions are obeyed, there is a barrier imposed on arbitrary and secret rule by one person.

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