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PorcFest 2011

Mises DailyJuly 4, 2011
It was a blast, this libertarian-anarchist gathering in New Hampshire, and more evidence that this movement is growing.

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Has The Occupy Movement Jumped the Shark? Or, A Few Things To Occupy Your Time While You Occupy the Ports

BlogDecember 12, 2011

I’ve been intrigued by the Occupy movement and have written a number of articles and posts on it for Forbes and the Mises Blog. I see this as a teachable moment: a lot of people are angry, but...

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"Sustainable Development" Privileges the Few

Mises DailyMay 26, 2006
Legislating sustainability, writes Morgan J. Poliquin, is another attempt to replace the collective decisions of many in the market place with the coercive will of the few.

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On Doing the Right Thing

BooksNovember 7, 2006
This wonderful collection of essays by Albert Jay Nock, first published in 1928, includes his "Anarchist's Progress," "Thoughts on Revolution," "The Decline of Conversation," and other classics by this great American essayist and influential libertarian thinker...

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Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities?

Mises DailyMay 1, 2004
We have heard all the claims 10,000 times, and here William Anderson deals with the main ones.

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The Origins of the Federal Reserve

BooksFebruary 8, 2011
The Fed did not originate as a policy response to national need. It was founded by two groups of elites: government officials and large financial and banking interests.

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Review of Austrian Economics, Full Collection

BooksMay 9, 2012
In 1987, The Review of Austrian Economics was founded and edited by Murray N. Rothbard, and functioned as the premier Austrian School scholarly journal.

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Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays

BooksMay 14, 2007
This might just be the wildest Rothbard romp ever. Fully armed, he slices and dices crazies of all sorts, from those who would level all incomes to those who would free all people's of the world through bombings and nuclear war...

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Instead of Violence

BooksJune 22, 2013
This essay is an antidote to the faulty ideas that inflect many freedom activists who believe that if only the next election can go the “right” way or if people just do what we say, then all will be set right...

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Secrets About Money That Put You at Risk

BooksFebruary 1, 2010
The Basic Things About Money and Wealth You Must Know And Probably Do Not Why is Money… (a) the thing that most of us worry about the most, and (b) the thing that you understand and were educated in school about the least? Why do otherwise educated people tragically say: "I really do...

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The Case for Capitalism

BooksAugust 25, 2009
It is easy in these times to put the case against any existing institution. Most of us are in a highly critical mood, because we feel that during the last few years things have happened which ought never to have happened, and that these earth-shaking events were not well met and handled, especially...

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Outlook for Freedom

BooksJune 21, 2013
This professionally prepared ebook is an electronic edition of the book that is designed for reading on digital readers like Nook, Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader, and other products including iPhone and Android smart phones. The text reflows depending on your font preferences and it contains links from...

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Toward a Libertarian Society

BooksJune 6, 2014
Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the present. He consistently applies the principles of libertarianism to every situation in a bold and...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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Deeper Than You Think

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
Leonard Read implores that “Truth is not to be found in coercive arrangements.”...

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The Theory of Political Economy

BooksOctober 13, 2009
The science of Political Economy rests upon a few notions of an apparently simple character. Utility, wealth, value, commodity, labour, land, capital, are the elements of the subject; and whoever has a thorough comprehension of their nature must possess or be soon able to acquire a knowledge of the...

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The Essential Rothbard

BooksMarch 2, 2007
Here is the book for the Age of Rothbard, precisely the primer that is needed at a time when his influence—as the most radical and compelling intellectual force in the second half of the 20th century—is higher than during any time during his lifetime. And so this book is a landmark in...

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