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The Fantasy Behind Marx's Historical Materialism

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/17/2018Mises Daily Articles
There is nowhere Marx is fuzzier or shakier than in the concept of historical materialism, the key to the inevitable dialectic of history.

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The Police State Abolishes the Trial

Legal SystemThe Police State

07/16/2018Mises Daily Articles
Thanks to plea bargains and endless lists of new laws, American prisons are filled with innocent people.

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The Enterprise of Customary Law

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
Our modern reliance on government to make law and establish order is not the historical norm.

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The Revolution of 1935

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryFiscal Theory

07/02/2018Mises Daily Articles
Social Security was a revolution that shifted the responsibility for income maintenance from the private to the public sector.

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The Corruption of Union Leadership

Labor and Wages

06/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Alongside the struc­ture of traditional unionism, there begins to grow in its shadow a murky pseudo-unionism of criminal behavior.

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The Trade Deficit: An Austrian Perspective

06/26/2018Mises Daily Articles
The trade deficit is often viewed with alarm, but it reflects an investment surplus. And that's not a bad thing.

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The Elite under Capitalism

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

05/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
Precisely because they are producing for profit, the businessmen are producing for the use of the consumers.

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The Ethics of Boycotts

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

05/17/2018Mises Daily Articles
Whether we wish any particular boycott well or ill depends on our moral values. But a boycott is legitimate per se.

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The Neglect of Bastiat's School by English-speaking Economists

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

05/09/2018Mises Daily Articles
The image of Bastiat's school that has been handed down in the Anglo-American doctrinal literature is one that has been deliberately distorted by its doctrinal enemies and is in desperate need of extensive revision.

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The Austrian School's Critique of Marxism

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

05/05/2018Mises Daily Articles
Marxism was never a good idea "in theory." As Mises explained, it is a mess both in theory and in practice.

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