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What Mises Could Teach Today's Nationalists

SocialismPolitical Theory

02/12/2019The Austrian
Dr. Gordon analyzes Yoram Hazony's new book The Virtue of Nationalism , in which Dr. Gordon examines Hazony's flawed but useful critique of political universalism.
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Why Politics Divides People

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

01/17/2019Mises Daily Articles
The only real solution to negative-attack politics is to reduce the power and scope of government over our lives.
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Why Free Markets Are Better than Globalism

Big GovernmentSocialismStrategy

11/07/2018The Austrian
For Quinn Slobodian, economic arguments for the market are mere business propaganda. He does not grasp that the argument for free exchange follows from elementary economic theory.
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Why Cass Sunstein Prefers Pro-War "Experts" to Pro-Peace Populists

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/28/2018

Randolph Bourne was too much the populist for Sunstein who believed "the people" must be guided by experts, because people are too bewildered by the complexities of it all to be able to choose rationally for themselves.

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Who is Murray Rothbard?

BiographiesFree MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2018Audio/Video
David Gordon discusses Murray Rothbard’s contributions to economic theory and their broader historical context.
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Why "Precedent" Is a Bad Measure of a Law's Worth

Legal System

Blog06/01/2018

Just because some judges agreed with a law in the past doesn't make that law good or moral. 

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks

Blog03/06/2018

Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries. 

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.
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