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The Real William Graham Sumner

BiographiesFree MarketsInterventionism

08/25/2020Mises Daily Articles
Sumner is wrongly accused of being a "social Darwinist." Indeed, there is considerable evidence that the entire concept of "social Darwinism" as we know it today was virtually invented decades after Sumner's death.
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The Failed Dream of a Laissez-Faire Monarch

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

08/19/2020Mises Daily Articles
It is theoretically conceivable but scarcely likely that the ruling class will rush to embrace a philosophy and a political economy that will end their power and put them, in effect, out of business.
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The Hiroshima Myth

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

08/06/2020Mises Daily Articles
"Unfortunately, I have lived long enough to know that history is often not what actually happened but what is recorded as such."
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The Origins of Individualist Anarchism in the US

U.S. History

08/04/2020Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard details the forgotten history of radical individualist thought in the US. Colonial America did not set out deliberately to be the land of the free.
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The Death Wish of the Anarcho-Communists

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard explains that anarcho-communists' longing for a preindustrial primitivism would mean starvation and death for nearly all of mankind and a grinding subsistence for the ones remaining.
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The Great Society: A Libertarian Critique

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/11/2020Mises Daily Articles
The Left has an enormous desire to "do good to" the mass of other people. But since many people often resist, the leftist inevitably ends by reaching for the big stick with which to push the ungrateful masses around.
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The Rise, Fall, and Renaissance of Classical Liberalism

Free MarketsWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/23/2020Mises Daily Articles
In this sweeping but brief history of classical liberalism, historian Ralph Raico recounts how this ideology has for centuries formed the only true intellectual opposition to despots and socialists over the past five hundred years.
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The Chicago School versus the Austrian School

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

05/26/2020Mises Daily Articles
Although it's true that Austrians agree with Chicago economists on many policy issues, their approach to economic science is very different.
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The Origins of Nazism

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

02/22/2020Mises Daily Articles
Ludwig von Mises explains how the weakened state of German liberalism left the door open to German socialism which paved the way for Nazi ideology.
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The Conquest of the US by Spain

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

02/15/2020Mises Daily Articles
The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain—our first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare. Aside from a few scant periods of retrenchment, we have been embroiled in foreign politics ever since.
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