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The Political Economy of Fear

Big GovernmentOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

04/16/2021Mises Daily Articles
By keeping the population in a state of artificially heightened apprehension, the government-cum-media prepares the ground for planting specific measures of taxation, regulation, surveillance, reporting, and other invasions of the people's wealth, privacy, and freedoms.
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The Right to Ignore the State

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

04/15/2021Mises Daily Articles
The rule of the many by the few we call tyranny; the rule of the few by the many is tyranny also ... "You shall do as we will, and not as you will," is in either case the declaration.
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The Bigotry of the Literati

Other Schools of Thought

04/13/2021Mises Daily Articles
"The few independent thinkers who have the courage to question these dogmas are virtually outlawed, and their ideas cannot reach the reading public. ... 'progressive' propaganda and indoctrination has well succeeded in enforcing its taboos. "
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The World of Salamanca

EntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

04/02/2021Mises Daily Articles
It is striking that the major resurgence of Scholastic ideas came out of Austria in the late 19th century, a country that had avoided a revolutionary political or theological upheaval. If we look at Menger's own teachers, we find successors to the Scholastic tradition.
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The Anti-imperialism of Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/22/2021Mises Daily Articles
Could there be a more doleful proof of the sterility of European civilization than that it can be spread by no other means than fire and sword?
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The Sinful State

Free MarketsInterventionism

03/20/2021Mises Daily Articles
Hardly anyone talks of the table of virtues and vices anymore, but in reviewing them, we find that they nicely sum up the foundation of bourgeois ethics, and provide a solid moral critique of the modern state.
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The Song That Is Irresistible: How the State Leads People to Their Own Destruction

The Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

03/15/2021Mises Daily Articles
Although the system is inherently exploitative, it allows some leeway in the determination of which specific individuals will be the shafters and which the shaftees.
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The Truth about Sherman's "Antitrust" Act

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

03/11/2021Mises Daily Articles
Once the economics profession embraced the "perfect" competition theory which, as Hayek has said, means "the absence of all competitive activities," it also embraced antitrust regulation.
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The Great Paper-Money Experiment

BiographiesBooms and BustsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/20/2021Mises Daily Articles
By 1715, the manipulation of the currency, the increase in public debt, and the mismanagement of state finances had left France in poverty and chaos. Such was the state of affairs when John Law appeared in Paris.
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The Monetary Approach to the Balance of Payments

Gold StandardMonetary TheorySubjectivism

01/30/2021Mises Daily Articles
Mises grounds his balance-of-payments analysis on the insight that it is a monetary concept.
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