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Revisit Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

BiographiesMedia and Culture

08/26/2010Mises Daily Articles
Fahrenheit 451 acknowledges that powerful impulses toward mindless conformity and suppression of deviation exist in the population itself — that, on a deep level, many, many people want to be "protected" by the state from the risk of being offended and from the necessity of thinking for...
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Roger J. Williams and the Science of Individuality

BiographiesWorld History

08/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
But the most effective mechanism ever devised for making effective pooling of our faculties as easy as it can be — the free market — is also the natural result of reducing general laws to a bare minimum and leaving people free to make their own choices about their own values.
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Real Jobs, Fake Jobs

Free MarketsInterventionismProduction Theory

07/19/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The point of employment is not just jobs: it is productive and economically viable jobs."
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Repeal the Drinking Age

Legal SystemU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/09/2010Mises Daily Articles
And yet every day, young people are finding ways around these preposterous restrictions that are hardly ever questioned, imbibing with their booze a disdain for the law and a creative spirit of criminality, along with a disposition to binge drink when their legal workarounds succeed.
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Refusing to Be Counted

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
"In 1943 the Census Bureau divulged data that was used to identify Japanese Americans, who were then confined in concentration camps for the remaining duration of World War II — a fact that was suppressed by the bureau for over 50 years."
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Regulating Caveman Technology

The EnvironmentFree MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

06/14/2010Mises Daily Articles
A system of private-property rights over all else would be a better solution.
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Rothbard's Legacy

BiographiesFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
It is natural to wonder what scholar today has inherited the mantle of Rothbard. To me this is the wrong way to look at it. Rothbard vastly broadened that mantle so that hundreds, thousands, and millions of people can wear it.
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Rationality and the Market Economy

Free MarketsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesInterventionism

05/18/2010Mises Daily Articles
"People must fight for something that they want to achieve, not simply reject an evil, however bad it may be."
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Role of Interest in Entrepreneurial Calculations

Free MarketsCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

05/14/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Production has been altered in such a way that the length of waiting time has been extended. But the demand for consumers' goods has not dropped so as to make the available supply last for a longer period.
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Renouncing American Citizenship

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLegal SystemInterventionism

04/28/2010Mises Daily Articles
The way to stop the brain and capital drain is readily at hand. Relinquish controls. Stop taxing people abroad. Adopt laissez-faire. Reinstitute freedom. Reject militarism and nationalism.
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