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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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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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The Misesian Vision

Austrian Economics Overview

08/03/2019Mises Daily Articles
The problem is that the capacity to imagine freedom is being eroded in our society and culture. The less freedom we have, the less people are able to imagine what freedom feels like, and therefore the less they are willing to fight for its restoration.
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Altruism vs. Materialism in Market Exchange

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog07/26/2019

Other psychic factors being equal, it is to everyone's self-interest to maximize his monetary income on the market. But this maximum income can then be used for either “selfish” or for “altruistic” ends.

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Myth and Truth About Libertarianism

Free MarketsPolitical TheorySubjectivism

07/20/2019Mises Daily Articles
Here are six common myths often heard about libertarianism.
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Liberation from the Parasite State

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

07/18/2019Mises Daily Articles
Liberalism has many meanings, but I wish to maintain that the most authentic form of liberalism has been concerned above all with two things: the expansion of a free functioning civil society and the restriction of the activity of the state.
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Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

07/11/2019Mises Daily Articles
The praxeological method was the basic method of the earlier Austrian school and also of a considerable segment of the older classical school.
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