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Mises on Secession

Free MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

07/06/2020Mises Daily Articles
If Mises stopped short of affirming the full right of individual secession, it was only because of what he regarded as technical obstacles.
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Marxist Dreams and Soviet Realities

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

02/20/2020Mises Daily Articles
The Nazi concentration camps were modified versions of Soviet originals. It's true the Soviet Union is not history's only killer state, but it is the original model on which others are based.
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Marx and Left Revolutionary Hegelianism

SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

12/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
Disillusioned in the Prussian state, the Young Hegelians proclaimed the inevitable coming apocalyptic revolution to destroy and transcend that state.
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Mercantilism, Merchants, and "Class Conflict"

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

10/28/2019Mises Daily Articles
The economic policy dominant in the Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries assumed that intervention in economic affairs was a proper function of government.
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Mises's Favorite Anglo-American Economists

BiographiesAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

08/28/2019Mises Daily Articles
Mises was not one to praise individual economists very often. But he still had his favorites.
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Myth and Truth About Libertarianism

Free MarketsPolitical TheorySubjectivism

07/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
Here are six common myths often heard about libertarianism.
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Marxism vs. the Majority

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

04/24/2019Mises Daily Articles
As the Marxians do not admit that differences of opinion can be settled by discussion and persuasion or decided by majority vote, no solution is open but civil war.
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Marx's Terrifying Vision of "Raw Communism"

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

09/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Karl Marx portrayed a horrifying and violent state of society which is allegedly necessary "to reduce all to a common level."
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Malinvestment, Not Overinvestment, Causes Booms

Booms and BustsThe FedInterventionismMonetary Theory

09/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The characteristic mark of economic history under capitalism is unceasing economic progress, a steady increase in the quantity of capital goods available, and a continuous trend toward an improvement in the general standard of living.
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Markets, Not Unions, Gave us Leisure

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

09/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The shorter work week is entirely a capitalist invention. As capital investment caused the marginal productivity of labor to increase over time, less labor was required to produce the same levels of output.
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