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Peasants, Rise Up! The Croquants of the 17th Century

07/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
The rebels' overriding grievance was against the tax farmers and tax officials: "It is they who have forced [the peasants] to take up arms, changing their ploughshares for swords, in order to ask Your Majesty for justice or else to die like men."
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Prosperity Strangled by Gold?

Free MarketsMoney and BanksGold StandardMonetary Theory

07/12/2010Mises Daily Articles
If banks and other credit institutions are multiplied, and if credit operations are facilitated by public security, good administration of law, etc., less money is needed.
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Parallel Lives: Liberty or Power?

BiographiesBusiness CyclesGold StandardMoney and Banking

07/09/2010Mises Daily Articles
Or will we stick to principle, pay whatever price that involves, and leave the world a better place? I submit to you that anyone who has ever truly loved liberty has chosen the second course.
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Pandemic: The Contagious Crisis

Big GovernmentBusiness CyclesInterventionismMonetary Theory

07/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
A more realistic view is that a housing boom and bust happened to strike a fragile financial system whose fragility was worsened by ill-conceived government interventions.
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Pollution and Government Failure in China

06/15/2010Mises Daily Articles
The smog and pollution in China provide us with a valuable lesson: the standard libertarian paradigm of property rights needs to be extended to the environment. First-use homesteading must be the basis of environmental rights, which are currently socialized property.
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Prosperity vs. Peace

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/01/2010Mises Daily Articles
The collectivistic and neomercantilistic writers of today seek prosperity along a road which necessarily takes us further and further away from peace.
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Political Money

The FedInterventionismMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

05/27/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The Bank of England has been reduced to the position of a part of the machinery for the manufacturing of political money in any quantity that may be required."
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Professor Klein on Beating the Odds

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

05/13/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The government can talk about entrepreneurship and act like it is promoting it, but all of what government does by taxing and regulating impedes the entrepreneur."
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Preface to Freedom & Power

04/09/2010Mises Daily Articles
Those who read Acton today will treble Lord Morley's praise of him and affirm that they would undertake to find on every page of Acton at the very least one pregnant, pithy, luminous, suggestive saying. For Acton's is the splendid voice of charity and informed wisdom heard from above the merciless...
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Progress and Poverty: How This Book Came to Be Written

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurship

04/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
George's own attachment to the land tax, rightly critiqued by Rothbard, is a clear case of Rothbard's Law: the tendency of people to specialize in what they are worst at.
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