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On Decolonizing Property Rights

HayekMedia and CultureProperty RightsPrivate Property

Blog02/08/2024

While advocates of "decolonization" claim that property rights are a form of "Eurocentric imperialism," they also demand that results of economic prosperity that follow an ethic of property rights. "Decolonizers" cannot have it both ways.

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Overcoming Chinese Communist GDP Myths

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicySocialismWorld History

Blog11/25/2023

While China achieved strong economic growth in the post-Mao years by allowing free markets to work, the Communist leadership wants to return the economy to its old socialist ways. However, while the government can give fake growth numbers, it cannot reverse socialist failures.

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One Cannot Interpret Facts of Reality without Theories

Economic PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/16/2023

Mainstream economists often look at the numbers first and then use data to construct their theories. As Austrian Economists know, such thinking is backward. We can only correctly interpret data after applying a correct theoretical framework.

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October's Sobering Jobs Report Adds to Mounting Bad Economic News

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog11/04/2023

Data on employed persons, wages, and other measures point to trouble ahead in an economy already strained by growing bankruptcies, mounting debts, and disappearing savings. 

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On Centralization, Decentralization, and Self-Defense

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/20/2023

Two guiding principles must be followed by small states and even more so by secessionist movements, whether leading to another, smaller state or a state-less territory (an anarchic social order): First, do not provoke, and second, be armed. 

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Oil Export Bans Make for Crude Politics

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog09/26/2023

In the wake of the Arab Oil Embargo of 50 years ago, Congress banned U.S. export sales of crude oil. The results were different than what government "experts" imagined.

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Our Fall Campaign Starts Today!

Blog09/25/2023

The mission of the Mises Institute is simple. We want to spread ideas that are vital for a free and prosperous civilization. Will you stand behind us?

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Outside the Universe?

Book ReviewsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/14/2023

David Gordon take a critical look at Markus Gabriel's Moral Progress in Dark Times, and although he finds parts that are disturbing, he also discovers important areas of agreement.

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