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Ralph Raico

Tags World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Articles of Interest

Ralph Raico (1936-2016) was Professor Emeritus in European history at Buffalo State College and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. He was a specialist on the history of liberty, the liberal tradition in Europe, and the relationship between war and the rise of the state. He is the author of The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton.

A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here.

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Audio: Historian Ralph Raico on the Rise of the West

World HistoryPolitical Theory

10/16/2018Audio/Video
The European Miracle was one in which humans achieved sustained growth for the first time on earth. Why Europe? Because of European decentralization and private enterprise.
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The European Miracle

Decentralization and SecessionFree MarketsLegal SystemWorld History

07/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
It was in Europe—and above all, America — that human beings first achieved per capita economic growth over a long period of time.
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John Stuart Mill and the New Liberalism

Protectionism and Free TradePolitical Theory

01/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Much of the confusion prevailing in the historical study of liberalism can be traced to John Stuart Mill, whose importance is greatly overstated.
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John Prince Smith and the German Free-Trade Movement

12/06/2017Books
John Prince Smith was the creator of the German free trade movement and its leader from the 1840s until his death in 1874.
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Classical-Liberal Exploitation Theory

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

12/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Real exploitation in society is perpetrated upon the productive classes (the taxpayers) by the parasite class (the state).
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