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The Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

01/25/2018Mises Daily Articles
For Mises, self-determination of nations and nationalities was simply grounded in the rights of individuals.

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Aristotle on Private Property and Money

BiographiesWorld HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

11/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
Although Aristotle scorned moneymaking and was scarcely a partisan of laissez-faire, he set forth a trenchant argument in favor of private property.

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Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Louis XIV

BiographiesWorld HistoryInterventionismMonetary Theory

11/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Colbert: "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing."

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Messianic Communism in the Protestant Reformation

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/30/2017Mises Daily Articles
Some Reformers devoted themselves to the cause of communism as it had supposedly existed in the primitive Christian Church.

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Hegel: The State as God's Will

BiographiesWorld HistoryInterventionism

09/30/2017Mises Daily Articles
Armed with Hegelian philosophy, the modern state would take its divinely appointed stand at the height of history and civilization, as God on earth.

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The New Banner Interview with Murray N. Rothbard

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

12/06/2014Mises Daily Articles
Michael Oliver witnessed the beginning of the modern anarcho-capitalism movement, meeting Rothbard in the early 1970s. His graduate thesis was on Rothbard's description of a libertarian society and attempted to reconcile Rothbardian thought with the work of Ayn Rand.

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Harry Elmer Barnes, RIP


On August 25, 1968. less than a week after completing the final draft of the article which constitutes this issue of Left and Right , Harry Elmer Barnes died at the age of 79. Murray N. Rothbard recounts the life of Barnes and the legacy he will leave behind. Volume 4, Number 3 (1968)

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Ernesto Che Guevara, RIP


Che is dead, and we all mourn him. Why? How is it that so many libertarians mourn this man; how is it that we just received a letter from a brilliant young libertarian, a former objectivist and Birchite, which said, in part: "if they did finally get Che ... I am sure that his memory will live to...

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Frank Chodorov, RIP


There he stood, his tie askew, his balding head disheveled, the ashes from his beloved pipe flying all around, his intelligent and merry eyes twinkling as he scored some outrageous, logical, and beautifully penetrating point to some clod who couldn't tell the difference between the host of...

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