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Notes on Democracy

Political Theory

01/11/2016Books
This book should come with a warning label. It is surely one of the most bracing books on politics in the history of the English language. There is more truth in these pages than most Americans are willing to face. What Mencken delivers here is probably the most scathing attack on the idea of mass...
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War, Empire, and the Military

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
These essays, although organized under seven headings, have one underlying theme: opposition to the warfare state that robs us of our liberty, our money, and in some cases our life. Conservatives who decry the welfare state while supporting the warfare state are terribly inconsistent. The two are...
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The Free Market and Its Enemies

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
This is a "new" book by Ludwig von Mises, the first of a series of lecture transcripts drawn from careful notes taken by Bettina Bien Greaves in the summer of 1951. It features Mises in a role in which we do not usually find him, not as a writer but as a speaker.
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Civilian and the Military

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
This book provides an incredible wealth of knowledge and documentation to show that the anti-militarist tradition in the United States was and is robust, freedom-loving, and correct time and again.
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Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

01/08/2016Books
Richard Maybury helps people think through what causes prices to rise, the trials that businesses face, the motive force behind entrepreneurship, where wealth comes from, what prosperity and poverty mean, and what kinds of intervention harm business.
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Science, Technology, and Government

Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism

07/09/2015Books
In this brilliant monograph, Rothbard deftly turns the tables on the supporters of big government and their mandate for control of research and development in all areas of the hard sciences.

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The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor of Joseph T. Salerno

Calculation and KnowledgeCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionismMonetary Theory

03/14/2015Books
The Next Generation of Austrian Economics: Essays in Honor Joseph T. Salerno is a celebratory volume honoring the work of a respected and beloved teacher. It signifies a flourishing career of significant achievement, and also the gratitude and well-wishes of his students.

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A Short History of Man: Progress and Decline

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/05/2015Books
A Short History of Man is a concise revisionist history of man, skillfully presented by Hans-Herman Hoppe.

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From Aristocracy to Monarchy to Democracy

Big GovernmentWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

11/18/2014Books
In this tour de force essay, Hans-Hermann Hoppe turns the standard account of historical governmental progress on its head.

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Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Political Theory

08/06/2014Books
The Conservative has long been marked, whether he knows it or not, by long-run pessimism: by the belief that the long-run trend, and therefore Time itself, is against him, and hence the inevitable trend runs toward left-wing statism at home and Communism abroad. It is this long-run despair that...

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