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Our Greatest Presidents?

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

02/18/2019Mises Daily Articles
The professional custodians of American views of history have always named the same presidents as "great." It's always the presidents who abused power frequently, and expanded government power the most.
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Our Disastrous Obsession with Equality

Blog02/16/2019

In a true market economy, the financial success of one person cannot conceivably be the cause of someone’s else’s poverty. In fact, it's the opposite.

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On Appeasing Envy

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionism

02/06/2019Mises Daily Articles
The envious are not satisfied with equality; they secretly yearn for superiority and revenge.
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Oregon Defies Logic with Statewide Rent Control

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/05/2019

Any time officials use “controls,” you know the policy is going to be a failure. Whether it is preceded by “price” or “rent,” this economically defiant measure produces destitution, deterioration, and destruction.

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On Being an Economist

EducationPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/22/2019

The economist’s lot is to study a field in which, almost more than any other, human folly displays itself. 

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On Freedom and Free Enterprise

Book Reviews

12/01/2018Faith and Freedom 1951-1960
What makes this Festschrift exceptional? Many participants contribute significantly and originally — in the full spirit of the teachings of the man they honor. The highest form of academic recognition.
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On My Life's Work

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/24/2018The Austrian
In this interview with Jeff Deist, Lew Rockwell discusses the founding of the Mises Institute, Murray Rothbard, and whether or not the good guys are winning.
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On Veterans’ Day, Remember the Lies That Filled Military Cemeteries

Blog11/12/2018

A few hours studying the lessons of history can prevent heaps of grave-digging in the coming years.

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