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Living by a Premise

Economic FreedomFree MarketsLibertarianism

06/06/2023Mises Media
More than forty years ago, Leonard Read urged graduates of Hillsdale College to find a premise, a belief in a universal idea of liberty.
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Libertarian Law by Democratic Means: The Power of Ideologies and Public Opinion

DemocracyLawLibertarianismU.S. History

05/19/2023Mises Media
Mises had hoped that democracy would lead to free societies after World War II ended. He did not foresee the illiberal turn in the West in the last decade.
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Lincoln's Main Target Was "Anarchy" and Secession, Not Slavery

PhilosophySecessionU.S. History

05/06/2023Mises Media
Once the Southern states accepted the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln was entirely content for the old Southern elites to resume their positions of power and for many blacks to continue in a condition little better than bondage.
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Low Rates of Military Enlistment May Portend Prosperity Ahead

AntipoliticsEconomic PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

04/26/2023Mises Media
Low rates of military reenlistment in the USA are spun as a near crisis. Perhaps this situation should make us more optimistic about our future.
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Libertarian Law by Democratic Means: Utilitarianism and the Demythologization of Authority

PhilosophyPoliticsPolitical Theory

03/23/2023Mises Media
Mises saw essentialist values as fallacies because they were unverifiable and saw metaphysical ideas as a key component of authoritarianism. His solution was utilitarianism.
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Looming Bank Failures Point to More Price Inflation as Real Wages Fall Again

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

03/22/2023Mises Media
Even if Powell is sincere in this stated desire to slay inflation with more rate hikes, recent bank failures will put the Fed under enormous pressure to end its rate hikes and to once again embrace easy money to save the banks and Wall Street.
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Loss of Religious Belief Is a Greater Loss for a Civilized Society

Media and CulturePhilosophyProgressivism

03/05/2023Mises Media
Secularists cheer the decline of religion in Western societies, but that loss comes at a huge cost: the decline of civilization itself.
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Leviathan Devours Free Range Entrepreneurs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLawProtectionism and Free Trade

12/22/2022Mises Media
In the name of "protecting workers," progressive legislators put people out of work. For their own good, of course.
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Looking at the Economic Myth of the "Soft Landing"

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationPrice ControlsU.S. Economy

09/13/2022Mises Media
Paul Krugman recently argued that the Federal Reserve can engineer a "soft landing" for the economy as it tries to deal with inflation. Such a view ignores economic realities.
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La esfera del cálculo económico

Calculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

08/18/2022Mises Daily Articles
El cálculo económico requiere un sistema monetario que no sea saboteado por la interferencia del gobierno.
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