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Defining a Good: The Intersection of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Carl Menger

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog01/02/2023

The roots of Austrian economics go back to the great theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas, whose view of what constitutes a good was a prototype of Menger's pathbreaking theory of the good.

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Woke Egalitarianism and the Elites

DemocracyEducationProgressivism

Blog12/31/2022

Modern progressives are not "reformers." Instead, as Murray Rothbard wrote, the progressive method is to seize control of the state and impose their own agenda on everyone.

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Authoritarianism Is Not Compatible with Economic Progress: Freedom Is Indivisible

Economic FreedomThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog12/31/2022

The belief that a free market economy needs an authoritarian state to support it is mistaken. Mises said it best when he wrote that "freedom is indivisible."

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Despite Broad Opposition in Congress, US Policy toward the War in Yemen Is Unchanged

War and Foreign Policy

Blog12/30/2022

Even though there has been organized opposition to US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, whoever is in the White House—this time Joe Biden—continues to support this destructive conflict.

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Ethics for Inhumans

PhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/30/2022

Philosopher William MacAskill of Oxford University is calling for "Effective Altruism" as a way to deal with long-term future issues. Reviewer David Gordon finds flaws in MacAskill's moral calculations.

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Latin America's Descent into Interventionism Continues

World History

Blog12/30/2022
The new governments in Chile and Colombia are announcing policies that resemble those of the “Peronist left” in Argentina and the Fernandez government in Argentina is looking more like Maduro’s Venezuela each day.
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The Case for Disbanding Public Health Agencies

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog12/29/2022

Public health agencies tend to be treated like authoritative sacred cows. In reality, they have politicized health policies to the point where they really are a health hazard.

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The Mises Institute's Goal Is a World Free of War and Politics. Will You Stand by Our Side?

Blog12/29/2022

There is trouble around the globe. But there is tremendous cause for optimism. Things can change very quickly. Help the Mises Institute hurry things along.

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