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Rationalization in Politics and Life

Filosofía y MetodologíaSubjetivismo

A man who is obliged to justify his handling of a matter in the eyes of other people often resorts to a pretext. As the motive of his deviation from the most suitable way of procedure he ascribes another reason than that which actually prompted him, writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). This audio...
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R.C. Hoiles (1878–1970)

R.C. wouldn't tolerate news stories that referred to the "public schools," for example. His reporters were required to refer to them as "government schools." R.C. himself preferred the phrase "gun-run schools" and used it liberally on the editorial page.
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Rethinking Intellectual Property: History, Theory, and Economics

Filosofía y MetodologíaPropiedad PrivadaValor e Intercambio

Jeffrey Tucker interviews Stephan Kinsella, instructor of the Mises Academy's forthcoming course, "Rethinking Intellectual Property: History, Theory, and Economics". Recorded 9 October 2010. [25:10]
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Rudolf Rocker (1873–1958)

Rocker was awful on economics, but his focus was not on that. He wrote about nationalism and culture, and here Rocker is fantastic. "States create no culture; indeed, they are often destroyed by higher forms of culture."
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Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451'

Fahrenheit 451 acknowledges that powerful impulses toward mindless conformity and suppression of deviation exist in the population itself — that, on a deep level, many, many people want to be "protected" by the state from the risk of being offended and from the necessity of thinking...
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Roger J. Williams and the Science of Individuality

But the most effective mechanism ever devised for making effective pooling of our faculties as easy as it can be — the free market — is also the natural result of reducing general laws to a bare minimum and leaving people free to make their own choices about their own values...
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Remarks About the Popular Interpretation of the "Industrial Revolution"

Auges y DeclivesHistoria de EEUUTeoría del Capital y el InterésFilosofía y MetodologíaTeoría de la Producción

Indeed, deplorable conditions existed, but one must not blame the factory owners, who did all they could to eradicate them. These evils were caused by the economic order of the precapitalistic era — the "good old days", writes Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Jeff...
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Rising Opposition to Collectivism by Merchants and Nobles

Historial MundialValor e Intercambio

When Jean-Baptiste Colbert died on September 6, 1683, there was celebration throughout France. In fact, only the soldiery prevented the populace from joyfully dragging Colbert's body through the streets, writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995). This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.
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