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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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The Christmas Truce of World War I

Book ReviewsFree MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

12/24/2019Mises Daily Articles
Never forget the Christmas truce of World War I, when troops refused to be pawns of empire for one blessed day.
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The Boom Is Worse than the Bust

Booms and BustsFree MarketsInterventionismMonetary Theory

11/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
The boom produces impoverishment. But still more disastrous are its moral ravages. It makes people despondent and dispirited. The more optimistic they were under the illusory prosperity of the boom, the greater is their despair and their feeling of frustration.
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There Is No End to History, No Perfect Existence

Free MarketsWorld History

11/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
The fully satisfied individual is purposeless, he does not act, he has no incentive to think, he spends his days in leisurely enjoyment of life. It is certain that living men can never attain such a state of perfection and equilibrium.
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The Indianapolis Monetary Convention

The FedU.S. HistoryGold Standard

11/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Morgan-Rockefeller forces began to organize a "reform" movement to cure the "inelasticity" of money and to move slowly toward the establishment of a central bank.
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The Decline of the Rule of Law

Legal SystemInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/11/2019Mises Daily Articles
The attack on the principles of the Rule of Law was part of the general movement away from liberalism which began about 1870. It came almost entirely from the intellectual leaders of the socialist movement.
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The Economics Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall

World HistoryCalculation and KnowledgePrices

11/07/2019Mises Daily Articles
Much of the media discussion around the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall will focus on American military politics and the politicians of the time. But to truly understand why the Soviet system in Eastern Europe collapsed, we must look to Mises's pioneering work on economic planning.
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Trotsky: la ignorancia y el mal

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
«Es muy posible que los bolcheviques no tuvieran la menor idea de lo que sus objetivos significarían concretamente para la vida económica de Rusia, cómo tendrían que ser implementados necesariamente, o cuáles serían las consecuencias».
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Trotsky: The Ignorance and the Evil

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"It may well be, that is, that the Bolsheviks had never had the slightest idea of what their aims would mean concretely for the economic life of Russia, how those aims would of necessity have to be implemented, or what the consequences would be."
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