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Butler Shaffer

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Butler Shaffer (1935–2019) was Professor Emeritus at Southwestern University School of Law. He is the author of In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918–1938, Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System, and The Wizards of Ozymandias: Reflections on the Decline and Fall.

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The Wizards of Ozymandias

World HistoryPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

05/25/2012Books
Butler Shaffer has, over the course of several years, written 51 wonderful essays observing the dissolution of Western culture and civilization.
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The Business War against Competition

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareMonopoly and Competition

04/27/2011Mises Daily Articles
Nothing so threatened the interests of this emerging industrial order as the free play of market forces at work in an environment of legally unrestrained competition.
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How Do We Know What We Know?

Free MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/27/2010Mises Daily Articles
Because the state is grounded in a network of lies, contradictions, deceptions, and conflicts, political systems are inherently in conflict with reality and must resort to intentional distortions of truth as a way of trying to appear coherent to a gullible public.
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How Do We Know When the State is Lying?

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

10/11/2010Mises Media
Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute; Auburn, Alabama; 9 October 2010.
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The Case for Ebenezer

Free MarketsMedia and CultureWorld History

12/18/2009Mises Daily Articles
"To all collectivists, including Dickens, the idea that more wealth could be created never manages to invade their imaginations."
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