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David Gordon

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David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in intellectual history. He is the author of Resurrecting Marx: The Analytical Marxists on Exploitation, Freedom, and JusticeThe Philosophical Origins of Austrian EconomicsAn Introduction to Economic Reasoning, and Critics of Marx. He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and coeditor of H.B. Acton's Morals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of the  Mises Review, and a contributor to such journals as Analysis, the International Philosophic Quarterly, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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The Income Tax Is the Root of Much Evil

Taxes and Spending

01/31/2023The Austrian
Laffer and Domitrovic present a comprehensive history of income tax rates and their effects on the economy from World War I to the present, and they cover not only federal taxes but also taxation at the state and local levels.
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Röpke Revisited

SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


William Röpke, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, has made important contributions to Austrian economic analysis. Not surprisingly, he rejected collectivism as a way to organize an economy.

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Yuri Maltsev, RIP

Free MarketsWorld History


Yuri Maltsev, a Mises Senior Fellow who once was an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev when he was an economist in the USSR, has passed away. Rest in peace.

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Does Nozick Think Government Prevents the Hobbesian State or Do Others Misunderstand Him?


01/20/2023Friday Philosophy
Aeon J. Skoble wrote that Nozick mistakenly believed that without at least a minimal state, we would have something out of Hobbes's nightmares. David Gordon takes another look.
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Spelling Out the Problem with W-o-k-e-n-e-s-s

EducationMedia and CultureProgressivism

01/17/2023Mises Media
John McWhorter takes on the present infatuation with wokeness and shows the real harm it is doing to our social fabric.
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