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The Nature of Man and His Government

November 18, 2005
Here is Robert LeFevre's classic argument for a purely free society, the essay that made him a leading, if controversial, spokesman for the libertarian position on government and society.

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Man and Nature in America

June 16, 2009
Man and nature is the basic fundamental fact of history. The relationship is mutual and necessary.

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An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science

July 20, 2005
An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science by Lionel Robbins first appeared in 1932 as an outstanding English-language statement of the Misesian view of economic method, namely that economics is a social science and must advance its propositions by means of deductive reasoning and...

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Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays

May 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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Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government

November 17, 2005
Introduction to Robert LeFevre's The Nature of Man and His Government , by Rose Wilder Lane This little book is important because it is revolutionary thinking. To appreciate its value correctly, we should remember the World Revolution's career so far. Not two centuries ago, refugees and...

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An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

September 17, 2009
In this book, which was recovered after being lost for over 100 years, Henry Thornton defends the Bank of England's influence on paper money...

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The Rate of Interest: Its Nature, Determination, and Relation to Economic Phenomena

March 11, 2011
The problem of interest has engaged the attention of writers for two thousand years, and of economists since economics began. And yet, with the exception of what has been accomplished by Rae, Bohm-Bawerk, Landry, and some others, very little progress has been made toward a satisfactory solution.

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A Tradition of Defaults

July 17, 2002
Argentina and now Brazil are the latest chapters in Latin America's long financial history of foreign debt and default, writes Antony Mueller. It is a consequence of bad policy, underwritten by international financial institutions and subsidized from a pervasive culture of debt...

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The Nature of Interest

May 7, 2010
Originary interest is the ratio of the value assigned to want-satisfaction in the immediate future and the value assigned to want-satisfaction in remoter periods of the future.

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The Nature of the Union

November 2, 2000
Another outstanding book from the pen of Forrest McDonald, reviewed by Joseph Stromberg, debunks the historical claims of the consolidationists.

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Human Nature and the "Perfect" Society

February 25, 2011
Man the producer must have freedom, while man the predator puts limitations on freedom.

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The Nature and Origin of Subjective Value

June 13, 2012
All goods without exception — indeed according to the very conception of them as "good" — possess a certain relation to human well-being...

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Default! Default!

November 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 Fed’s Confusion Over the "Natural Rate" of Unemployment and Inflation

July 20, 2015
The Fed often uses the "natural rate" of unemployment to determine whether or not it should raise interest rates. But as with so many metrics the Fed uses, this one is based on arbitrary measures that can be manipulated to suit Fed policy...

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Egalitarianism: A Revolt Against Nature

October 5, 2000
Back in Print: A book by Murray N. Rothbard that shaped a generation of intellectuals and laid the groundwork for a revolt against centralized social and economic management.

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The Nature and Origin of Money

January 5, 2005
IN THE EARLY STAGES of trade, when economizing individuals are only slowly awakening to knowledge of the economic gains

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The "Natural Interest Rate" Is Always Positive and Cannot Be Negative

March 21, 2015
We're now in the world of negative interest rates, and Mises’s insights about human action are the key to understanding the implications of this, and in understanding the impossibility of a negative “natural” or “originary” interest rate...

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Natural Law and Property Rights With Or Without a God

November 1, 2010
Not only were the physiocrats generally consistent advocates of laissez-faire, but they also supported the operation of a free market and the natural rights of person and property. John Locke and the Levellers in England had transformed the rather vague and holistic notions of natural law into the...

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Frédéric Bastiat's Views on the Nature of Money

June 23, 2003
Rumors of Bastiat's lack of interest in monetary theory have not only been exaggerated, they are patently untrue. Indeed, Bastiat places the role of money at the center of the economy and portrays ignorance of its nature as one of its greatest dangers. Not only does he explain the nature of...

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