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CEOs Against Private Property

Mises DailyApril 2, 2015
The debate over the freedom to discriminate has flared up again in Indiana where the conflict is being framed as a dispute between Christians and gays. In truth, the matter hinges only on whether or not people should be allowed to exercise private property rights.

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Accent On The Right

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
In this work dedicated to the memory of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Leonard E. Read explores an array of themes such as the sources of human progress, the political consequences of not thinking for one’s self, and finding what is right and wrong...

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The Left, the Right, and the State

BooksJanuary 3, 2009
Lew Rockwell's new manifesto is a clarion call — creative and thought-provoking on every page — for a principled liberty in our time...

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The Betrayal of the American Right

BooksSeptember 13, 2007
Rothbard identifies a movement he calls the “Old Right.” This was a libertarian movement that included Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, and John T. Flynn...

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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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Liberty and Property

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Mises describes the revolutionary meaning of capitalism in human history, and how it was responsible for the most spectacular increases in the standard of living of the common man ever.

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Against Intellectual Property

BooksJuly 28, 2008
Would a libertarian society recognize patents as legitimate? What about copyright? Stephan Kinsella — a patent attorney of many years’ experience — offers his response to these questions...

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Property in a Humane Economy

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
Dr. Harper's paper is devoted primarily to answering the question: Why is there so disappointing a neglect and disparagement of private property and ownership?...

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Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

BooksAugust 6, 2014
The Conservative has long been marked, whether he knows it or not, by long-run pessimism: by the belief that the long-run trend, and therefore Time itself, is against him, and hence the inevitable trend runs toward left-wing statism at home and Communism abroad. It is this long-run despair that...

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Seven Changes Needed in Baltimore and Ferguson Right Now

Mises DailyMay 8, 2015
Communities like Baltimore and Ferguson have been crippled by government regulations and the American nanny state. Now is the time to allow local residents to break free of government wage controls, government schooling, and government prohibitions.

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The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This book collects some of Hoppe's most important essays on the topic of private property...

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

BooksJanuary 7, 2014
What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society?

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Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System

BooksMay 26, 2009
Boundaries of Order provides a completely fresh look at a marvelous intellectual apparatus by a mature intellectual who has been writing on law, economics, and history for four decades.

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Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property

BooksJanuary 8, 2008
When the economic history of our times is written, one man will emerge as the prophet of both the financial collapse and the disasters associated with government management: Ron Paul.

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Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe

BooksAugust 2, 2009
This festschrift — a volume of papers written by top specialists in honor of a major thinker — contains phenomenal contributions written in the tradition of the work of Hans-Hermann Hoppe...

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Kant and Property Rights

Institute Publications
Kant’s account of property rights is embedded within his general ethical system, centered on the Categorical Imperative described in the Groundwork and the second Critique . Also, we must look to the account of teleology put forth in the Critique of Judgment and in his shorter political...

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William Wollaston on Property Rights

Institute Publications
In the pages of an obscure book first published in 1722, there lurks one of the finest essays on property rights ever penned. The book is The Religion of Nature Delineated , by William Wollaston. Since Wollaston's property theory is an extension of his ethical theory, it is necessary to survey...

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Property Rights and Time Preference

Institute Publications
Time preference, one of the fundamental concepts of economics, is the ratio between the present values of present and future goods. Mises (1949) holds that time preference is the only reason

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Property Rights, The Citadel, and VMI

Institute PublicationsSeptember 1, 1996
Shannon Faulkner's two-and-a-half year fight to become the first woman in The Citadel's corps of cadets went out with an embarrassing whimper. She couldn't handle the physical and psychological demands of Hell Week, landed in the infirmary, and dropped out...

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License Tags and Free Speech

Institute PublicationsDecember 1, 2001
This past September, the state government of South Carolina came under fire for issuing a special license plate bearing the slogan "Choose Life." Affronted abortion-rights groups quickly filed suit, claiming that the state was violating the first and fourteenth amendments by failing to...

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