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Liberty Quotes: Peace and Prosperity

May 26, 2010
A collection of historical, philosophical, political and legal quotations, assembled by Christopher Kalabus.

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The German Question

May 31, 2008
The German Question by Wilhelm Röpke is the book that inspired the postwar economic reform in Germany.

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Never Ask The End

March 6, 2010
Paterson's 1933 fictional account of Marta Brown and Pauline Gardiner—two American women in Paris...

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Fiat Money Inflation in France

December 8, 2006
Andrew Dickson White presents the still-largely-unknown story of a major factor behind the French Revolution.

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Efficiency and Externalities in an Open-Ended Universe

November 6, 2007
Roy Cordato shows that there is no standard by which we can judge efficiency apart from the market standard, and no way to adjudicate property rights apart from exchange relationships.

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John Prince Smith and the German Free-Trade Movement

July 20, 2005
M an, Economy, and Liberty : Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard . Edited by Walter Block and Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Copyright © 1988 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Auburn , Ala. Pp. 341–51...

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Collected Works of Carl Menger

Collected Works of Carl Menger (in German): Four Volumes

August 24, 2011
These four volumes have been selected not only for their outstanding importance in the history of economic thought, but also because of their previous inaccessibility to the majority of students in the field of economics.

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The "Law" of One Price: Implausible, Yet Consequential

The law of one price is one of the most basic laws of economics and yet it is a law observed in the breach. That a given commodity can have only one price, except for the briefest of disequilbrium transitions

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We Need an Angel Like Clarence

December 28, 2006
Ideas matter. More than we know. Why haven't we won? Because we are not doing enough and our ranks are not big enough. We need to do what we are doing on ever-grander scales. We need to make ever-better arguments on behalf of liberty. And we need to have patience, just like the prohibitionists...

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The End of Dollar Supremacy?

October 20, 2003
Balance of payments numbers such as those the US currently has would have broken many other currencies and would have triggered severe financial crises in other countries much earlier. But the US is different. It holds a privileged position within the international monetary system and its path to...

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No End in Sight For Higher-Education Malinvestment

June 30, 2015
Thanks to the higher-education bubble, times are great for those who make money off of college students. Tuition continues to climb while a building boom produces expensive new housing and classrooms. Meanwhile, the students themselves may not be getting their money's worth...

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The End or the Beginning of History

September 29, 2005
How can free market capitalism--the secret of Western success for 250 years--gain public insight of its inherent voluntary democracy and so win better understanding and respect in Washington, higher education, the media, the 50 state legislatures, and the American household? Well, recall how...

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You (May) Win!

May 1, 1998
For years I received the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes mailing and just tossed it. No way would I waste my time for what amounts to a minuscule chance to win a bundle of dough. Sure, some folks win, but they are extremely few. The gimmicks were too obvious. ("When you win, do you...

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Year-End Contributions to the Mises Institute

December 1, 2005
The Mises Institute is funded entirely by private donations from readers like you who make it all possible.

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Your Government-Approved Diet May Kill You

May 22, 2015
Billions of tax dollars have been spent on scientific studies and public programs designed to tell Americans what to eat and how to be healthy. The experiment has failed, and we have nothing to show for it.

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France's Capitalist Revolt

July 14, 2000
In the past, smart French students dreamed of attending the ENA, an educational citadel of government planning. No longer.

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Paul Krugman’s Love Affair with France

April 27, 2015
Paul Krugman is desperate to believe that the French economy is doing quite well. That would prove that Krugman's anti-austerity crusade must be on the right track. Unfortunately for Krugman, and for France, things aren't going so well...

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Heterogeneous Capital: 12 November, 2012: No-More-Armistices Day, Football As Opiate, the Hair's Breadth Spectrum of "Serious" Opinion, and the Transatlantic Trail of Tears

BlogNovember 12, 2012

Anthony Gregory has a good piece on Veterans/Armistice Day.

At the end of the Korean War, President Eisenhower signed a bill in 1954 that changed the name of the national holiday to Veteran’s Day. Perhaps

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I Don't Like Ike

January 31, 2011
The Cold War was an unprecedented form of peacetime socialism, designed to appeal to big business, and Eisenhower became its spokesman. Savvy libertarians knew exactly what was going on and supported Cold War opponent Robert Taft.

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How Not to Like Wal-Mart

February 27, 2006
Laurence Vance suggests a way for those who loathe Wal-Mart to be activists who make a difference: don't shop there...

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