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Ten Thousand Commandments: A Story of the Antitrust Laws

BooksApril 26, 2009
Moses had nothing on the Supreme Court. He handed down ten commandments. The Supreme Court is handing down ten thousand. And like. the ten that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai, they are nearly all "don'ts."...

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One Is a Crowd

BooksJune 15, 2007
A Collection of Chodorov's most profound essays on the topic of individualism.

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The Law

BooksFebruary 9, 2006
Bastiat's essay is timeless, because it applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live...

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Freedom and the Law

BooksJune 15, 2009
Here we have an outstanding analysis of the relationship between law and freedom.

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A Rehabilitation of Say's Law

BooksJuly 20, 2005
The topic addressed here is Say's law: the view that macroeconomic activity tends toward stability...

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Control or Economic Law

BooksFebruary 18, 2010
This is Eugen Böhm von Bawerk's scientific — but impassioned — call for economic liberalization.

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The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865, Volume One

BooksOctober 14, 2009
In America as elsewhere, economic thought is an integral part of culture. Its richness and the reach of its relevance can be appreciated fully only when it is treated in its natural habitat of practical affairs and intellectual endeavor. It grows by constant crossbreeding with other species of...

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Default! Default!

Institute PublicationsNovember 1, 2001
We will never resort to a bailout, said the Bush administration concerning the financial failures of the Argentinian government. That was one week before the same administration arranged an $8 billion line of credit for the same government.

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The Kohler Strike: Union Violence and Administrative Law

BooksAugust 27, 2008
This 1961 book by labor economist Sylvester Petro tells a story of the destruction of private property and freedom at the hands of unions.

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Immigrants Aren’t the Only Ones Who Shouldn’t Be Voting

Mises DailyJuly 24, 2015
Many commentators focus on immigrants when declaring that people who live off government spending should not be able to vote. However, there is no lack of longtime citizens who also have an incentive to keep the tax money flowing as long as possible.

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Five Laws to Repeal on Independence Day

Mises DailyJuly 4, 2015
The Constitution of 1787 represented a counter-revolution against the Declaration of Independence and what it represented. Naturally, many acts of Congress under this Constitution have done even more to undo the Spirit of 1776 since then. Here are a few of the worst.

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The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment

Institute Publications
We hear a lot of expressed concern about conserving the environment, but no one talks much about producing it. Why not manufacture it competitively and sell it in the free market like other goods and services—and even bundle it with product support? As a matter of fact, that is being done. It...

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Are Markets Like Language?

Institute Publications
Ludwig von Mises contributed much to understanding how markets work, of course, but he also showed a keen interest in language. I recall his mentioning, in two or three talks, the advantage for a scholar in economics and history, as he was, to be able to use research materials in more than just one...

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

Institute Publications
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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Customary Law With Private Means of Resolving Disputes and Dispensing Justice: A Description Of a Modern System of Law and Order Without State Coercion

Institute Publications
It is not actually possible to describe what a system of privately produced law and order would be like in modem society because one cannot describe what does not exist, and, more fundamentally, guesses based on historic privatized systems or current trends in privatization may miss the mark...

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To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce L. Benson

Institute Publications
T o Serve and Protect is a breath of fresh air in the fog of mainstream recommendations concerning security, crime, and punishment. In the mainstream literature, liberals typically regard the offender as the victim of an egoistic society and conservatives typically say that the only way to reduce...

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Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity, by Robert Weissberg

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 1999
Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age. Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age.

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"All Mankind is One": The Libertarian Tradition in Sixteenth Century Spain

Institute Publications
It would probably be looked upon as unusual to associate sixteenth century Spain with the libertarian tradition. However, during that time there arose a school of natural law thinkers and activists who espoused a universal ethic of freedom, which they saw as applicable to all mankind. Volume 8,...

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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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On The Concept of Causality in the Criminal Law

JournalsAugust 11, 2009
Abstract: Adolf Reinach (1883–1917) was a German phenomenologist and legal theorist. This is a previously-unpublished translation (by Dr. Berit Brogaard ) of Reinach’s 1905 dissertation for his PhD earned under Theodor Lipps at the University of Munich, which was published as “...

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