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The Roots of the Afghanistan War

Blog10/08/2021

While the US was able to give the Soviets a bloody nose by pouring billions into the mujahideen, it’s undeniable the US created a Frankenstein's monster that ended up turning on its creator.

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The Afghan Scam

U.S. History

Blog10/07/2021

The Soviet military invasion was in no sense an arrogant drive for the conquest of all of southwest Asia. It was an act, not of strength, but of profound weakness. 

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The Fed (and Central Planning) Are Fueling Substance Abuse

World History

Blog10/05/2021

Many blame capitalism for inequality and the opioid crisis, but the system most associated with substance abuse is communism. But if inequality is the real problem, look no further than the Federal Reserve. 

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The Postpandemic World Is One of Widespread Dependence on Government

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/02/2021

The state is making people dependent on it, both as means for control and as an outcome of many policies intended to provide relief.

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The Institute Is 100 Percent Privately, Voluntarily Funded. Will You Contribute to Our Effort?

Blog10/01/2021

When someone is exposed to the ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and the Austrian school, there is no looking at the world the same way again. Help us spread the word!

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The Debt Ceiling: An Affectionate History

U.S. History

Blog10/01/2021

The debt ceiling served an important historical purpose. It continues to serve this purpose today. Raising it without limit is not necessary and is a dangerous precedent.

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The 1787 Constitution Was a Radical Assault on the Spirit of the Revolution

U.S. History

Blog09/28/2021

It was a bloodless coup d’état. The Federalists, by use of countless dirty tricks, had managed to defy the wishes of the majority of the American people and create a new constitution.

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

Blog09/27/2021

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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