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Murray Rothbard RIP

Biographies

Blog01/07/2019

Today is the 24th anniversary of Murray Rothbard's death. Rothbard had a consistent vision of the good society throughout his long career.

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Hard Work (Alone) Won't Get Your Country Out of Poverty

Blog01/02/2019

Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.

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The Legal Gymnastics Behind Obamacare

Health

Blog12/26/2018

Winning support in newspapers’ editorial headlines is not the same thing as constitutional justification.

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"Equality of Opportunity" Is Overrated

PovertyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/22/2018

While efforts to mandate "equality of outcome" are rightly derided, "equality of opportunity" is wrongly held up as essential. But even when we face unequal opportunities, the marketplace can still make us all better off.

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The Morals of Human Cooperation

Free MarketsMedia and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

12/13/2018Mises Daily Articles
Henry Hazlitt has done us a great service, for it is a rare philosopher who recognizes that the consistent adherence to a set of ethical rules promotes social cooperation and benefits everyone in society.
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Italy: A Brewing Storm Within the EU

Global Economy

Blog12/12/2018

The political and economic powder keg that is Italy is a greater threat to the EU than Brexit ever was.

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Medicare for All: Administrative Costs Are Much Higher than You Think

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.

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Small Is Better: A Review of Human Scale Revisited

Decentralization and Secession

11/27/2018The Austrian
Is smaller better? Sometimes. But we also know that the power of the state is often used to grow institutions beyond what would be their natural size in a freer world.
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