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What Is the Proper Way to Study Man?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

05/08/2019Mises Daily Articles
It becomes evident from Richard von Mises's fundamental work that mathematical probability theory can never be applicable to economics, or to any other study of human action.
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Why Politics Divides People

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

01/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
The only real solution to negative-attack politics is to reduce the power and scope of government over our lives.
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What the Nazis Borrowed from Marx

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

01/01/2019Mises Daily Articles
The Nazis did not invent polylogism — the idea that only certain groups are capable of correctly understanding the world. Marx pioneered that idea. But the Nazis did invent their own race-based version of it.
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World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/09/2018Mises Daily Articles
The war came to the United States as the "fulfillment," the culmination, the veritable apotheosis of progressivism in American life.
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What Is Classical Liberalism?

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/01/2018Mises Daily Articles
The goal of the liberals — properly defined — has always been to fight what Macaulay called "the all-devouring state."
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When Rich Families Hate Capitalism

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

10/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
People who are born as the wealthy children of successful businesspeople are often very confused about how economic prosperity is created.
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What Crushed the Corn Laws?

Legal SystemWorld HistoryInterventionism

03/05/2018Mises Daily Articles
Restriction of the freedom of trade was, for members of the league, intimately connected with "landlordism" and the aristocracy.
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William Tell, Tax Rebel

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

02/16/2018Mises Daily Articles
Adam Young tells the true story of William Tell, the Swiss legendary hero who symbolizes the struggle for individual and political freedom.
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What To Do While Waiting to End the Fed

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

01/04/2018Mises Daily Articles
The ideal reform is always the elimination of central banks. But there are also ways to limit the harm central banks do through less-than-ideal reforms.
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What Caused the Irish Potato Famine?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
As with most famines, it was government meddling that converted the Irish potato famine from a food-production problem into a deadly catastrophe.
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