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Why Everyone Should Read These Two Essays by Ludwig von Mises

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

Blog9 min ago

The public must come to a fuller understanding that without private property there is no liberty; that there is no safe middle of the road; and that we citizens are engaged in a constant struggle with government over how much of our own property, and of the fruits of our own labor, we will be...

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The Mises Institute's Fall Campaign Starts Today. Please Support Us!

Blog2 hours ago

Like Mises before us, the Institute's mission is to defend, promote, and develop the ideas vital for a free and prosperous civilization.

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Inflation Is Killing the Recovery

Money and Banks

Blog3 hours ago

As inflation becomes more obvious, governments will be blaming businesses for causing the inflation that policymakers have fueled. 

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The Loss in Afghanistan Is Only the Latest Chapter in a Long Story of Intervention

War and Foreign Policy

Blog8 hours ago

As US military interventions continue across several continents, we should remember that much of US foreign policy is little more than cleaning up messes the US created. 

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The Idea of a Private Law Society: The Case of Karl Ludwig von Haller

Blog09/26/2021

Never has anything like a state of nature as depicted by social contract theorists existed anywhere.

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Evergrande Isn't China's "Lehman Moment." It Could Be Worse than That.

Money and Banks

Blog09/25/2021

The problem with China is that the entire economy is a huge indebted model that needs almost ten units of debt to generate one unit of GDP, three times more than a decade ago.

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My Time with the FBI

U.S. History

Blog09/25/2021

The FBI’s power and federal legitimacy are far more tenuous than Washington recognizes. Beyond the nation’s big cities, federal authority hinges largely on the consent of local citizens.

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A Global Fiat Currency: "One Ring to Rule Them All"

Money and Banks

Blog09/24/2021

The One Ring of power stands for the particularly evil idea of creating a state of states, a world government, a world state. A one-world fiat currency is similarly dangerous. 

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