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Benjamin Constant: French Liberal Extraordinaire

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/29/2019Mises Daily Articles
"He loved liberty as other men love power," was the judgment passed on Benjamin Constant by a contemporary. His lifelong concern, both as a writer and politician, was the growth of human freedom.
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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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Beginning the Welfare State: Civil War Veterans’ Pensions

U.S. History

06/19/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
What would Murray Rothbard have said in the planned chapter 10 of his nine-chapter manuscript on the Progressive Era? Patrick Newman reveals Rothbard's target: the fourth party system (1896–1932).
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Bob Nails Krugman's Perverse Morality on Infrastructure Spending

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/10/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy discusses Krugman's shocking willingness to harm the country—as long as it denies Trump a political victory.
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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Declare War on the Poor

Money and BanksPoverty

06/07/2019Audio/Video
By slapping new regulations on high-interest credit cards, Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez will just prevent high-risk borrowers from getting loans.
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Brazil's Left Is Cracking Down on Free Speech

World History

Blog06/07/2019

Brazilian authorities here are discontented with our rising skepticism of the state — and they are willing to silence the dissidents.

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Bureaucracy, Legal Immunity, and Prosecutorial Abuse

By making government prosecutors nearly invulnerable to legal accountability, the courts have unleashed a situation which F.A. Hayek described as one in which “the worst get on top.”

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