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Voluntary Exchange vs. Government Mandates

Big GovernmentPricesValue and Exchange

01/07/2015Mises Daily Articles
True welfare and value can only be achieved through exchange when it is fully voluntary. When the state intervenes to "improve" trade, it destroys value, all the government stats notwithstanding...

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Vintage Rothbard to Ring In The New Year

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

01/01/2015Mises Daily Articles
On behalf of everyone at the Mises Institute, we wish you a very happy, healthy, peaceful, and productive New Year! In this talk, Murray Rothbard reflects on the past while looking to the future of peace and free markets in our society.

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Vulnerable Before the Jealous State

05/15/2013Mises Daily Articles
The real conflict in modern political history has not been, as is so often stated, between State and individual, but between State and social group. What Maitland once called the "pulverizing... tendency of modern history" has been one of the most vivid aspects of the social history of...

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Violence

Praxeology

11/29/2012Mises Daily Articles
Crusoe may decide that he would like to expropriate Jackson's house and collection of furs and murder Jackson as a means to that end...

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Voting: The Seen and the Unseen

Political Theory

11/06/2012Mises Daily Articles
Office-seeking is a dead-end road. Principled promotion of ideological change is the way forward.

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Virtual Mises University

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

07/22/2012Mises Daily Articles
You can enroll in Virtual Mises University , and partake in the intellectual feast over the Internet.

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Value in Devaluation?

Global EconomyValue and Exchange

05/28/2012Mises Daily Articles
Devaluation means monetary expansion. The resulting bubble is misinterpreted as the success of devaluation. There ensues a disastrous race to the bottom.

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Visible Projects, Hidden Destruction

Free MarketsInterventionism

11/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
Today's crop of central planners and big-spending politicians could learn a thing or two about economics from Henry Hazlitt...

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Vienna before the Austrian School

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

03/25/2011Mises Daily Articles
To young Menger, the cityscape still appeared as that of "old Vienna": enclosed on three sides by a city wall and moat...

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Venus Needs Some Austrians

Free MarketsPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

08/30/2010Mises Daily Articles
The socialist dreamers of the Venus Project imagine a future society of incredible abundance. Robert Murphy explains that our world could become as wealthy as they say, but only through the defense of private property.

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