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The Great Society: A Libertarian Critique

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/11/2020Mises Daily Articles
The Left has an enormous desire to "do good to" the mass of other people. But since many people often resist, the leftist inevitably ends by reaching for the big stick with which to push the ungrateful masses around.
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The Rise, Fall, and Renaissance of Classical Liberalism

Free MarketsWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/23/2020Mises Daily Articles
In this sweeping but brief history of classical liberalism, historian Ralph Raico recounts how this ideology has for centuries formed the only true intellectual opposition to despots and socialists over the past five hundred years.
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The Chicago School versus the Austrian School

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

05/26/2020Mises Daily Articles
Although it's true that Austrians agree with Chicago economists on many policy issues, their approach to economic science is very different.
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The Origins of Nazism

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

02/22/2020Mises Daily Articles
Ludwig von Mises explains how the weakened state of German liberalism left the door open to German socialism which paved the way for Nazi ideology.
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The Conquest of the US by Spain

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

02/15/2020Mises Daily Articles
The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain—our first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare. Aside from a few scant periods of retrenchment, we have been embroiled in foreign politics ever since.
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The Christmas Truce of World War I

Book ReviewsFree MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

12/24/2019Mises Daily Articles
Never forget the Christmas truce of World War I, when troops refused to be pawns of empire for one blessed day.
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The Boom Is Worse than the Bust

Booms and BustsFree MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

11/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
The boom produces impoverishment. But still more disastrous are its moral ravages. It makes people despondent and dispirited. The more optimistic they were under the illusory prosperity of the boom, the greater is their despair and their feeling of frustration.
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There Is No End to History, No Perfect Existence

Free MarketsWorld History

11/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fully satisfied individual is purposeless, he does not act, he has no incentive to think, he spends his days in leisurely enjoyment of life. It is certain that living men can never attain such a state of perfection and equilibrium.
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The Indianapolis Monetary Convention

The FedU.S. HistoryGold Standard

11/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Morgan-Rockefeller forces began to organize a "reform" movement to cure the "inelasticity" of money and to move slowly toward the establishment of a central bank.
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The Decline of the Rule of Law

Legal SystemInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/11/2019Mises Daily Articles
The attack on the principles of the Rule of Law was part of the general movement away from liberalism which began about 1870. It came almost entirely from the intellectual leaders of the socialist movement.
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