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Rose Wilder Lane

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Rose Wilder Lane was one of the highest paid writers in the United States during her days as a journalist, war correspondent, and novelist. The daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, she was widely considered a silent collaborator on the Little House series. She lived from 1886 until 1968.

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Liberty versus Democracy

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property

07/04/2007Mises Daily Articles
Madison stated the historic fact: in democracy there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party. There is no protection for liberty. Hence it is, that democracies always destroy personal security (the Gestapo, the concentration camps) and the rights of property (what rights...
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What Was Wrong With the Old World

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

10/20/2006Mises Daily Articles
Every human being, by his nature, is free; he controls himself. But in the Old World, men believe that some Authority controls them. They cannot make their energy work by any such belief, because the belief is false.
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Give Me Liberty

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In Give Me Liberty , originally published in 1936, Lane calls for a return to American individualism and a repudiation of the New Deal.
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The Discovery of Freedom

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

This is Lane's non-fiction book; one that had a huge impact on American libertarian thought in the 20th century. In fact, Robert LeFevre called it "one of the most influential books of the 20th century."
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