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The "Rules-Based International Order" Is Dead. Washington Killed It.

War and Foreign Policy

04/20/2022Mises Media
From globalization to sanctions, to international institutions like the UN, the US is leading a small global fragment that's little more than NATO and a handful of friends. Meanwhile, two-thirds of the global economy isn't signing on.
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The Nationalities Question

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

04/18/2022Mises Daily Articles
There is, in short national liberation (good) versus national "imperialism" over other peoples (bad). Once we get over simplistic individualism, this distinction should not be difficult to grasp.
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The Ancient Chinese Libertarian Tradition

04/15/2022Mises Daily Articles
The first libertarian intellectual, writes Murray Rothbard, was Lao-tzu, the founder of Taoism.
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The Wrong Elites

Media and CulturePhilosophyProgressivismStrategyPolitical Theory

04/14/2022Mises Media
Russian oligarchs, American pols, and state-connected billionaires are all cut from the same cloth: they didn't earn, or fully earn, their wealth and position in society. We must withdraw our sanction of these people.
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The Nature of Man and His Government

04/13/2022Mises Daily Articles
Here is Robert LeFevre's classic argument for a purely free society, the essay that made him a leading, if controversial, spokesman for the libertarian position on government and society.
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The Fed Can't Fix the Economy, but It Can Break It

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

04/13/2022Mises Media
Despite assurances from politicians and the media, the Federal Reserve System is not a collection of geniuses who stand guard against inflation and recession. Instead, think of the Fed policy makers as the Keystone Cops of central banking.
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The New Slavery: Nock on Spencer

BiographiesMedia and CultureWorld HistoryMonetary Theory

04/11/2022Mises Daily Articles
American essayist Albert Jay Nock celebrates the life and work of the great English sociologist and libertarian Herbert Spencer.
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The Character of American Individualism

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/24/2022Mises Daily Articles
The early American individualists of the nineteenth century were a diverse lot with fixed and unwavering love of true liberty.
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The Illusions of Hedonics

U.S. EconomyInterventionismMoney and Banking

03/21/2022Mises Daily Articles
The US trade deficit is an American problem. It is the result of insufficient savings at home and a widening budget deficit.
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Trading with the Enemy: An American Tradition

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyValue and Exchange

03/17/2022Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard recounts how during the French and Indian War (1754–63), Americans continued the great tradi­tion of trading with the enemy, and even more readily than before.
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