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The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog01/11/2020

Since outright grants of monopoly or quasi-monopoly would usually be considered baldly injurious to the public, governments have discovered a variety of methods of granting such privileges indirectly, as well as a variety of arguments to justify these measures.

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Conservation in the Free Market

Blog01/04/2020

One of the most disquieting features of the environmentalist movement is its evident abhorrence of modern technology and its Romanticist back-to-nature philosophy. Technology and civilization are responsible, they say, for crowding, pollution, despoliation of resources, so let us therefore...

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Butler Shaffer, RIP

U.S. History

Butler belongs in the pantheon of genuine heroes, along with his friends Murray Rothbard and Burt Blumert. Fortunately for us, another of those heroes, Butler’s friend Ron Paul, is still here to lead us and inspire us.

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Hazlitt and Keynes: Opposite Callings

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

12/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Keynes and Hazlitt: their lives and loyalties are a study in contrast — and mostly of choices born of internal conviction, in Hazlitt's case, or lack thereof, in Keynes's case.
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Lysander Spooner: Libertarian Pietist

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/27/2019Mises Daily Articles
Only Spooner realized that it would be compounding crime and error to try to use government to right the wrongs committed by another government.
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A Message from Lew Rockwell

The Mises Institute’s message has not changed since our founding in 1982. Please join us as we forge ahead, fight for truth, and teach tomorrow’s intellectual leaders.

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Marx and Left Revolutionary Hegelianism

SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

12/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
Disillusioned in the Prussian state, the Young Hegelians proclaimed the inevitable coming apocalyptic revolution to destroy and transcend that state.
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Bank Crisis!

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismMoney and Banking

12/12/2019Mises Daily Articles
Why does this domino process affect only banks, and not real estate, publishing, oil, or any other industry that may get into trouble?
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