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The Faith of Entrepreneurs

05/01/2021Mises Daily Articles
For the entrepreneur in a market economy, nothing is a sure thing. Every business is only a short step from bankruptcy. No business possesses the power to make people buy what they do not want. All success is potentially fleeting.
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The Bureaucrat as a Voter

Big GovernmentLegal System

04/28/2021Mises Daily Articles
Representative democracy cannot subsist if a great part of the voters are on the government payroll. If elected officials no longer consider themselves servants of the taxpayers but deputies of those receiving salaries, doles, and subsidies, democracy is done for.
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The Factory System of the Early Nineteenth Century

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

04/24/2021Mises Daily Articles
The salient fact, and one which most writers fail to stress, is that, insofar as the working people then had a "choice of alternative benefits," they chose the conditions which the reformers condemned.
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The Psychological Basis of the Opposition to Economic Theory

04/21/2021Mises Daily Articles
A reason for ongoing opposition to markets stems from the fact that for many centuries intellectuals, aristocrats, and government officials have believed the ancient doctrine that making money in the marketplace is degrading.
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The Enemy Is Always the State

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

04/19/2021Mises Daily Articles
One day, the Institute publishes an article criticizing Republicans. The Left cheers, but the Rights denounces us. The next day we criticize Democrats and the Right cheers while the Left is enraged. Yet our position is always consistently against the state.
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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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