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Natural Law and Property Rights With Or Without a God

11/01/2010Mises Daily Articles
Not only were the physiocrats generally consistent advocates of laissez-faire, but they also supported the operation of a free market and the natural rights of person and property. John Locke and the Levellers in England had transformed the rather vague and holistic notions of natural law...
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Nullification: What You'll Never Learn in School

EducationFree MarketsLegal SystemU.S. History

10/29/2010Mises Daily Articles
The trouble with nullification is not that it is too "extreme," as the enforcers of opinion would say, but that it is too timid. But it gets people thinking in terms of resistance, which has to be a good thing, and it defies the unexamined premise of the entire political spectrum.
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Nobel Committee in Search of Economists

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

10/14/2010Mises Daily Articles
Even though these economists — especially Diamond — are very smart and productive, they and their colleagues have hardly helped the plight of the unemployed, as we stumble ever deeper into depression.
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Never Accept an Interventionist Premise

EducationTaxes and SpendingInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/11/2010Mises Daily Articles
Caplan could just as easily have written, "An optimal solution to education would actually involve gang members randomly beating up college freshmen." I am not exaggerating. Caplan's statement is literally equivalent to my own suggestion.
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Nonsense on the Deficit Question

The FedFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyMonetary Theory

08/02/2010Mises Daily Articles
It doesn't make the country richer when politicians spend money they don't have.
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Not Exactly Sweet Reason

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/30/2010Mises Daily Articles
The United States imposes import quotas that substantially raise domestic sugar prices, harming domestic consumers to benefit politically powerful domestic sugar producers.
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National Economy and Rotary

Global EconomyEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPolitical Theory

06/29/2010Mises Daily Articles
If we consciously specialize in one kind of activity, we can do so only because we count upon other individuals being ready to serve us just as we are prepared to serve them. It is here that the great principle of solidarity, which govern society, comes into play.
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Net Neutrality: Unwarranted Intervention

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

05/28/2010Mises Daily Articles
"What if the management is done by the government? Then we abandon the realm of service and enter into the realm of policy."
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Nothing Measured, Everything Gained

Free MarketsMoney and BanksInterventionism

04/01/2010Mises Daily Articles
Cowperthwaite, along with many Austrian School economists, has proven that economics is only a dismal science when interventionist economists insist on making it one.
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Nation Wrecking in Afghanistan

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
The European experience, in fact, suggests that governments play absolutely no role in stabilization.
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