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What Is the Free Market?

11/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard defines the phrase free market: "a summary term for an array of exchanges that take place in society. Each exchange is undertaken as a voluntary agreement between two people or between groups of people represented by agents."
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Why Austrian-School Economists Tend To Be Libertarians

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/26/2019

Austrian-school economics is value-free and is not necessarily in favor of laissez-faire. But the Austrian view of markets and market power tends to push one in the laissez-faire direction.

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Was Keynes a Liberal?

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/07/2019Mises Daily Articles
The particular crises to which Keynes reacted were themselves the products of misguided government policies.
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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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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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What Is the Proper Way to Study Man?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

05/08/2019Mises Daily Articles
It becomes evident from Richard von Mises's fundamental work that mathematical probability theory can never be applicable to economics, or to any other study of human action.
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World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals

U.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

11/09/2018Mises Daily Articles
The war came to the United States as the "fulfillment," the culmination, the veritable apotheosis of progressivism in American life.
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What the State Is Not

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

The state is not "us." Even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.

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