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There Is Money and Then There Are Money Substitutes

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

01/12/2021Mises Daily Articles
The task at hand is the study of the problems of the determination of prices and interest rates. This task requires a sharp distinction between money-certificates and fiduciary media.
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The Progressive Era and the Family

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

12/25/2020Mises Daily Articles
The so-called progressives sought to shape and control selected aspects of American family life, including education, work, liquor consumption, suffrage, and family size.
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The Great Depression

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/11/2020Mises Daily Articles
The American economy could not recover from legislative onslaughts by both the Republican and then the Democratic administrations. Individual enterprise, the mainspring of unprecedented wealth, didn't have a chance.
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The Origins of American Vote Fraud

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

11/09/2020Mises Daily Articles
As notorious as the Democrat political machines are, writes Thomas DiLorenzo, the origins of vote fraud in America lie in the party of Lincoln.
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The Economics of Destutt de Tracy

BiographiesMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

09/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
Tracy's deductive methodology, his liberal approach to governmental affairs, and his subjectivism qualify him as a proto-Austrian economist who enjoyed considerable influence not only in France but also around the world.
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The Real William Graham Sumner

BiographiesFree MarketsInterventionism

08/25/2020Mises Daily Articles
Sumner is wrongly accused of being a "social Darwinist." Indeed, there is considerable evidence that the entire concept of "social Darwinism" as we know it today was virtually invented decades after Sumner's death.
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The Failed Dream of a Laissez-Faire Monarch

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

08/19/2020Mises Daily Articles
It is theoretically conceivable but scarcely likely that the ruling class will rush to embrace a philosophy and a political economy that will end their power and put them, in effect, out of business.
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The Hiroshima Myth

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

08/06/2020Mises Daily Articles
"Unfortunately, I have lived long enough to know that history is often not what actually happened but what is recorded as such."
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The Origins of Individualist Anarchism in the US

U.S. History

08/04/2020Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard details the forgotten history of radical individualist thought in the US. Colonial America did not set out deliberately to be the land of the free.
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The Death Wish of the Anarcho-Communists

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard explains that anarcho-communists' longing for a preindustrial primitivism would mean starvation and death for nearly all of mankind and a grinding subsistence for the ones remaining.
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