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Joseph Labadie: An American Original

BiographiesEducationThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

11/05/2010Mises Daily Articles
Though he devoted much of his life to writing, editing, publishing, and political activism, it isn't really for any of these activities that Jo Labadie should be remembered fondly by libertarians in the 21st century.
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John Locke vs. the Mercantilists and Inflationists

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

11/04/2010Mises Daily Articles
John Locke, the Protestant Scholastic, was essentially in the hard-money, metallist, anti-inflationist tradition of the Scholastics; his opponents, on the other hand, helped set the tone for the inflationist schemers and projectors of the next century.
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John T. Flynn: Revisionist Journalist

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurship

10/29/2010Mises Daily Articles
John T. Flynn was, if not the very first, then one of the very first few, of the revisionist journalists to write about the New Deal, focusing on both its domestic and its foreign policies. He is the beginning of historical revisionism where the New Deal is concerned.
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Joseph Conrad's Praxeology

BiographiesFree MarketsMedia and CulturePraxeology

10/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
He understood economic relationships, and he saw that such economic concepts as scarcity, price, profit, and investment have implications that go far beyond the scope of economic behavior as ordinarily represented in works of "economic" or "social" fiction.
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Jefferson's Disastrous Embargo

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryInterventionism

08/03/2010Mises Daily Articles
Jefferson believed that peaceful coercion was the perfect republican solution to the worsening commercial crisis.
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Jefferson as President: His Judicial Blunders

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Jefferson described the new judicial establishment as 'a parasitical plant engrafted at the last session on the judiciary body'."
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Japan's Gift to FDR

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

06/28/2010Mises Daily Articles
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor made war inevitable. But the attack was not Roosevelt's reason for going to war. It was his excuse.
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

05/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The typical ploy of preserving 'standards of quality' meant that competition was hobbled, production and imports limited, and prices kept high."
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John Holt: Libertarian Outsider

BiographiesFree MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurship

04/29/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Holt, in effect, reasoned his way to libertarianism from his relentless, dogged analysis of what worked and didn't work in education, in the schoolroom."
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Jean Bodin: Apex of Absolutist Thought in France

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

04/29/2010Mises Daily Articles
Among the absolutist writers following Bodin, the 17th-century servitors of the absolute state, all hesitance or piety to the medieval legacy of strictly limited taxation was destined to disappear. State power, unlimited, was to be glorified.
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