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Government Workers Don't Magically Become Altruists

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2017
Why should one assume that those in control of the state would act in a way more in accord with justice than would actors on the private market?

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

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/10/2017
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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Where Ignorance Is Bliss

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/29/2017
Friedman: "I think that the crucial question that anybody who believes in freedom has to ask himself is whether to let another man be free to sin."

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Libertarianism at the Brink

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/16/2017
Cato's Brink Lindsey says we can't evaluate complete laissez-faire because it does not exist; but he somehow "knows" government intervention is better.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Italian Literature and Libertarian Theory

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/22/2016

Jo Ann Cavallo and Carlo Lottieri have edited a valuable collection of essays applying Austrian and libertarian insights to Italian literature.

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Is the Market Our God?

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/03/2016

Not realizing that markets merely reflect the values of consumers, theologian Harvey Cox imagines that markets somehow force consumers to shop.

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Why Do Anti-War Movements Fail?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/10/2016

In this survey of anti-war movements, David Lorenzo examines the political challenges they repeatedly encounter.

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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

06/28/2017Courses
In this four-lecture online course, Dr. David Gordon walks through the major themes of Mises’s great treatise.

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