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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending


We're told that we pay taxes in return for government "services." But what happens when the state doesn't keep up its end of the bargain?

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Lord Keynes and Say's Law

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

02/24/2018Mises Daily Articles
Although they never actually refuted it, one of the worst things the Keynesians did was convince some people that they had refuted Say's Law of Markets.

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Let Us Eradicate Poverty, Not Demolish Wealth

Global EconomyPoverty

We are living in a time when actual poverty reduction is ignored to focus on interventionist messages about "inequality."

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Law Enforcement Is Not the Same Thing as Security

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

As government grows, more people are identifying certain law enforcement obligations as, to them, morally questionable, if not outright immoral.

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Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

EducationFree MarketsPolitical Theory

To regain the liberty that we have lost, we must reawaken an understanding of what liberty, the rule of law, and individual self-responsibility mean.

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Let's Teach Communism

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Frank Chodorov was doubtful that communist economics could stand up to any sort of serious analysis.

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Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

BiographiesFree MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. History

01/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The history of the Constitution's adoption is the history of a coup d'état.

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Like Returning Gifts? Thank the Market

EntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

For Austrians, competition entails not only vigorous price cutting, but intense competition in terms of product quality, return policies, and more.

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Leonard Read Explains What it Means To Be a Liberal

We are the dupes of a politically managed glossary.

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