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Trotsky: The Ignorance and the Evil

BiographiesWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
"It may well be, that is, that the Bolsheviks had never had the slightest idea of what their aims would mean concretely for the economic life of Russia, how those aims would of necessity have to be implemented, or what the consequences would be."
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The Myth of "Planned Obsolescence"

Monopoly and CompetitionValue and Exchange

10/22/2019The Free Market
In times of massive and frequent technological improvement, it would be sheer waste for manufacturers to dump resources into making products last past their usefulness.
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The Influence and Origins of FDR

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
Roosevelt stands for the national government as we know it today: a vast, unfathomable bureaucratic apparatus.
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The End of Socialism and the Calculation Debate Revisited

SocialismStrategyCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism

10/09/2019Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
The Soviet Union in 1991 was dissolved. Murray Rothbard explains what led to the economic collapse.
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Two Views on Social Order: Conflict or Cooperation?

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

10/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
There are two clear and present dangers to liberty. One is known as the Left, and the other is the Right. They seek to use government to mold society into a form they seek, rather than the form that liberty achieves if society is left on its own.
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The State as a Voluntary Institution: A Critique

Blog09/30/2019

We often hear that various government policies are justified because "the people want" this or "we want" that. This belief assumes that dissenting minorities don't matter at all. "We want" is usually nothing more than rank majoritarianism.

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The Ethics of Externalities

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

09/28/2019Mises Daily Articles
According to the usual justification for government regulation of externalities,almost everything we do is ripe for regulation. Even worse, regulators never admit their prohibitions prevent an incalculable number of positive externalities.
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The Difference Between "Business Fluctuations" and a Recession

Booms and Busts

Blog09/24/2019

Business owners have always made errors, and external factors can lead to economic crises of various sorts. But the cyclical pattern of booms and busts we now see are a result of government interventions not seen in a free marketplace.

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