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The Merchant of Death: Basil Zaharoff

BiographiesWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

12/24/2021Mises Daily Articles
It was his melancholy good fortune to come upon the scene when the world went in for arms on an unprecedented scale and it was he who, more than any other man, developed the international market for arms.
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The State versus Liberty

Big GovernmentFree MarketsOther Schools of Thought

12/23/2021Mises Daily Articles
Throughout history groups of men calling themselves 'the government' have attempted to gain a compulsory monopoly of the commanding heights of the economy and society.
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The Truth about Tulipmania

Booms and BustsWorld HistoryPrices

12/22/2021Mises Daily Articles
Tulipmania—the famous bubble in tulip prices in the Dutch Republic—cannot be explained by studying the "fundamentals of the tulip market." The answer lies in manipulation of the financial sector.
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The Conspiracy Theory of History Revisited

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

12/21/2021Mises Daily Articles
I submit that the naïfs who stubbornly refuse to examine the interplay of political and economic interest in government are tossing away an essential tool for analyzing the world in which we live.
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The Ethic of the Peddler Class

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurPhilosophy and Methodology

12/10/2021Mises Daily Articles
In earlier days, the government employee was held to be a man who could not have made his way in the business world and was therefore tolerated with condescension.
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The Individual in Society

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

12/09/2021Mises Daily Articles
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.
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The Forgotten Man

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/29/2021Mises Daily Articles
He is the man who wants alcoholic liquors for any honest purpose whatsoever, who would use his liberty without abusing it, who would occasion no public question, and trouble nobody at all.
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The Criminality of the State

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

11/19/2021Mises Daily Articles
"If you give the State power to do something for you, you give it an exact equivalent of power to do something to you."
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The Vampire Economy: Italy, Germany, and the US

11/13/2021Mises Daily Articles
The fascist form of interventionism in America was built on the rump of state corporatism that emerged during the Progressive Era and the experience of state planning during the First World War.
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The Hermeneutical Invasion

Free MarketsInterventionism

11/11/2021Mises Daily Articles
Discipline after discipline has been invaded by an arrogant band of hermeneuticians, and now even economics is under assault.
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