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What Libertarianism Is, and Isn't

Mises DailyApril 1, 2014
The explosive growth in the number of converts to libertarianism since Ron Paul first ran for president is one of the most exciting developments of my lifetime. But I’d like to issue a note of caution. There are several ways a young libertarian can distinguish himself. He can be an effective...

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What Social Classes Owe Each Other

BooksJune 27, 2007
What the Social Classes Owe to Each Other asks a crucially important question: does any class or interest group have the duty and burden of fighting the battles of life for any other class or of solving the social problems to the satisfaction of any other class or group?

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Give Me Liberty

BooksMarch 7, 2013
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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What Does "Class Action" Mean?

Mises DailyJune 24, 2011
One can only imagine the looting that would have commenced had the decision gone the other way.

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What Must Be Done

BooksJune 24, 2009
Hans-Hermann Hoppe dissects the nature of the modern democratic state and suggests strategies for enacting a bottom-up libertarian revolution in ideology and civil government.

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Why American History Is Not What They Say

BooksOctober 24, 2012
Jeff Riggenbach's book is a crash course in revisionist history of the United States. What is revisionism? It is the retelling of history from a point of view that differs from the mainstream, which always treats the victor — the state — as glorious and the conquered —...

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Does Oil Require Blood?

Mises DailyJanuary 6, 2003
The idea that commerce and war are allies is a complete perversion of the old liberal tradition. The first theorists of commerce from the 16th through the 18th centuries saw that a most meritorious aspect of commerce is its link to freedom and peace, that commerce made it possible for people to co-...

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What Has Government Done to Our Money?

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard boils down the Austrian theory to its essentials. He shows precisely how banks create money out of thin air and how the central bank, backed by government power, allows them to get away with it.

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What You Should Know About Inflation

BooksApril 4, 2007
Hazlitt presents the Austrian theory of money in the clearest possible terms, and contrasts it with the fallacies of government management.

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The Stimulus Does Not Work

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 2009
The Free Market 27, no. 7 (July 2009) A majority of Americans now give President Obama’s handling of the economy a negative rating, and many economists and city officials are concerned that Obama’s gargantuan stimulus effort has not given the expected quick boost to the economy. Some...

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What Economics Is Not

Mises DailyFebruary 11, 2006
The most common misunderstanding about economics is that it is only about money and commerce.

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The First and Next 25 Years

Mises DailyOctober 22, 2007
Mises's own experiences underscore the need for politically independent institutions that guard and preserve the right to think creatively...

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What Made the Next Depression Worse

Mises DailyApril 27, 2005
The economy is not depression proof, writes Lew Rockwell. If the government and the Federal Reserve are willing to work hard enough, they can kill off even the most robust economic expansion.

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What Romance Can Tell Us About Government Regulation

Mises DailyApril 8, 2015
When it comes to romantic relationships, people ruthlessly discriminate and make an endless number of subjective judgments. Most agree that it is absurd to regulate these relationships while not realizing that the same is true of all business relationships as well.

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Does Military Defense Require Large States?

Mises DailyJune 12, 2015
Opponents of secession and decentralization claim that secession is self-destructive because small states will find themselves defenseless in the face of military aggression. In fact, small states enjoy many advantages in wealth, flexibility, and decentralization that are lacking in larger,...

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What War Does

Audio/VideoFebruary 28, 2012
Sponsored by Furman Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow, 25 February 2012 at Furman University; Greenville, SC.

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What Is Liberalism?

Mises DailyJune 6, 2011
Brief and all too limited as the supremacy of liberal ideas was, it sufficed to change the face of the earth.

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What Business Management Is and What It Is Not

Mises DailyJune 5, 2009
"A manager is a junior partner of the entrepreneur, as it were, no matter what the contractual and financial terms of his employment are."...

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What Is Society?

Mises DailyMarch 4, 2006
Of all accusations against the system of Free Trade and Private Property, wrote Ludwig von Mises, none is more foolish than the statement that it is anti-social and individualistic and that it atomizes the body social.

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What Not To Do

Mises DailySeptember 14, 2001
In a usual wartime situation, the government massively expands and then falls back only partially after it is over. The present circumstances, however, are even worse than wartime.

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