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Rothbard on Substitutionism

The Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/26/2020

Rothbard has explained how it is wrong to equate what would be reasonable for a private protection agency with what is permissible for the state.

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Richard Cobden: Exemplar of Liberty, Property, and Peace

BiographiesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog06/03/2020

Richard Cobden today is an underappreciated hero of peace and freedom in trade, and he fought the power of the state at every turn.

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Robert Nozick on Austrian Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog05/08/2020

It isn’t a good argument against Austrian economics that someone might come up with a science that made better predictions. You have to show us the science, so that it can be compared with praxeology. Suffice it to say that this hasn’t been done.

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Rose Wilder Lane Is Now More Relevant Than Ever

SocialismStrategyU.S. History

Blog03/07/2020

Rose Wilder Lane was one of the past century's most ardent proponents of liberty. Give Me Liberty, which traces her evolution from communism to a devotion to liberty, is as relevant to the present as it was in 1936.

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Rothbard: The Constitution Was a Coup d'État

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog02/13/2020

Rothbard took the American Revolution to be mainly libertarian in its inspiration, but he contends that the libertarian impulses of the Revolution were betrayed by a centralizing coup d’état. If Rothbard is right, the Constitution as written provides ample scope for tyranny.

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Remembering George Mason and the Virginia Declaration of Rights

Blog06/12/2019

June 12 was the day the Virginia Declaration of Rights, penned by George Mason, was ratified by the Fifth Virginia Convention in 1776. And it has pride of place as the first of several declarations of rights in the era.

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Rent Control and Minimum Wage Laws Harm Those Who Are Supposed to Benefit

Blog10/16/2018

Government policy often lumps together many people it shouldn't — assuming that everyone in the group labeled "poor" or "low-income" will all benefit equally. 

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Rothbard, Rockwell, and the Mises Institute

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/01/2018

"Murray Rothbard would later say 'Without the founding of the Mises Institute, I am convinced the whole Misesian program would have collapsed.'"

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