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Rothbard Makes Sense, and More

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

04/01/2006The Free Market
Murray Newton Rothbard (1926–1995) was one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century.
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Civilization is Not Doomed, and more

World HistoryPolitical Theory

03/01/2006The Free Market
I consider it as a very good sign that, while 50 years ago, practically nobody in the world had the courage to say anything in favor of a free economy, we have now, at least in some of the advanced countries of the world, institutions that are centers for the propagation of a free economy.
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Unions v Workers, and more

InterventionismPrices

02/01/2006The Free Market
Today’s college students may never learn the principles of supply and demand, or understand how many billions of dollars companies like Wal-Mart save American consumers (including their own families), but they are indoctrinated as freshmen that any “moral” person should hate “outlaw” corporations (...
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What is the Free Market?

Free MarketsPrivate Property

01/01/2006The Free Market
The free market and the free price system make goods from around the world available to consumers. The free market also gives the largest possible scope to entrepreneurs, who risk capital to allocate resources so as to satisfy the future desires of the mass of consumers as efficiently as possible.
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The Faith of Entrepreneurs

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

12/01/2005The Free Market
The Free Market 26, no. 12 (December 2005) Ludwig von Mises didn’t like references to the "miracle" of the marketplace or the "magic" of production or other terms that suggest that economic systems depend on some force that is beyond human comprehension. In his view, we are better off coming to a...
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The Price-Control Calamity

Interventionism

12/01/2005The Free Market
The Free Market 26, no. 12 (December 2005) Supply and demand have been allowed to work—at least in a limited way—in energy markets, resulting in ups and downs in gasoline prices. Strong demand coupled with regulatory supply restrictions that were worsened by several hurricanes caused gasoline...
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New Face, Old Menace

BiographiesThe Fed

12/01/2005The Free Market
By focusing on the symptoms rather than causes, there is no way that one can make an economy more healthy and prosperous.
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The Democracy of the Market

Free Markets

11/01/2005The Free Market
The Free Market 26, no. 11 (November 2005) [ William Peterson is the winner of the 2005 Gary G. Schlarbaum Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Cause of Liberty, awarded by the Mises Institute. He has served a crucial role as a leading public intellectual, elaborating on the insights of Mises...
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Government and the Katrina Crisis

The Environment

10/01/2005The Free Market
The Free Market 26, no. 10 (October 2005) K atrina gave the Gulf region of the United States a lesson in government failure, and how. In the weeks following the hurricane, it became clear that most of the destruction was not the work of Mother Nature but those who are charged with preventing...
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Who Owns the Parking Lots?

Free MarketsPrivate Property

10/01/2005The Free Market
The Free Market 26, no. 10 (October 2005) The fifteenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, signed into law by President Bush I on July 26, 1990, has come and gone, but it has not been a success. It has cost untold billions, increased the pestilence of labor disputes, and...
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