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Rationalization in Politics and Life

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

11/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
A man who is obliged to justify his handling of a matter in the eyes of other people often resorts to a pretext. As the motive of his deviation from the most suitable way of procedure he ascribes another reason than that which actually prompted him.
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Rethinking Intellectual Property: History, Theory, and Economics

Free MarketsLegal SystemWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

10/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
Everyone knows something is wrong here. Everyone. Except perhaps for patent lawyers, federal judges, and Orrin Hatch. I take that back. I think even most patent lawyers know something is wrong.
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Regime Uncertainty and Bond Yields

The FedFinancial MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

10/01/2010Mises Daily Articles
If mainstream analysts continue to disregard the role of regime uncertainty in the major depressions of the modern era, especially in accounting for their extraordinary duration, then they will only demonstrate the poverty of their own mode of analysis.
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Richard Cantillon: Founder of Political Economy

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

09/16/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Cantillon instead focused on the microeconomic aspect of monetary inflation. In many ways, this focus is a forerunner to the Austrian School's emphasis on relative inflation, as opposed to general price inflation."
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Reality Economics

The FedU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesOther Schools of Thought

09/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
However, it is perhaps not too optimistic to assume that those governments and parties whose policies have led to this crisis will some day disappear from the stage and make way for men whose economic program leads, not to destruction and chaos, but to economic development and progress.
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Rothbard's Memos Marked "Strictly Confidential"

EducationFree MarketsWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/27/2010Mises Daily Articles
Rothbard maintains that one cannot consistently combine libertarian economic policies with international belligerence.
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Revisit Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

BiographiesMedia and Culture

08/26/2010Mises Daily Articles
Fahrenheit 451 acknowledges that powerful impulses toward mindless conformity and suppression of deviation exist in the population itself — that, on a deep level, many, many people want to be "protected" by the state from the risk of being offended and from the necessity of thinking for...
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Roger J. Williams and the Science of Individuality

BiographiesWorld History

08/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
But the most effective mechanism ever devised for making effective pooling of our faculties as easy as it can be — the free market — is also the natural result of reducing general laws to a bare minimum and leaving people free to make their own choices about their own values.
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Real Jobs, Fake Jobs

Free MarketsInterventionismProduction Theory

07/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The point of employment is not just jobs: it is productive and economically viable jobs."
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Repeal the Drinking Age

Legal SystemU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/09/2010Mises Daily Articles
And yet every day, young people are finding ways around these preposterous restrictions that are hardly ever questioned, imbibing with their booze a disdain for the law and a creative spirit of criminality, along with a disposition to binge drink when their legal workarounds succeed.
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