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The Alleged Joys of the Pre-Capitalist Economy

World History

Blog08/07/2019

A return to such conditions could mean only the eradication of the bulk of today's population and complete impoverishment for those remaining.

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The Right Not To Testify

Legal System

Blog03/14/2019

Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.

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The Interwar Years: Ludwig von Mises as Economic Adviser

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/23/2019

As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.

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Ten Great Economic Myths

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics Overview

Blog12/26/2018

Our country is beset by a large number of economic myths that lead us to accept unsound and dangerous government policies.

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The Economics of Virtue Signaling

Blog12/20/2018

"Virtue signaling" is not a new thing. In fact, society benefits from organizations that help communicate the virtues of its members. This facilitates trust in society, which then enhances commerce and trade. 

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The Freedom Crisis

The current war against freedom of speech by the "experts" and state-sanctioned intellectuals ought to alarm everyone who values peace and freedom.

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The President's Economic Betrayal

SocialismU.S. History

Blog10/13/2018

In this 1971 New York Times editorial, Murray Rothbard described how, under Nixon's "New Economic Policy," "fascism came to America."

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The Story of the Mises Institute

History of the Austrian School of Economics

The number of Misesians was once so small that all of them knew each other personally. The world is very different now. 

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