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Justin Raimondo, RIP

Like his mentor Murray Rothbard, Justin Raimondo was an enemy of the state; and like Rothbard, he was magnificent in his scornful laugh directed at the Leviathan state.

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Jeffersonian or Hamiltonian?

BiographiesU.S. HistoryMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

04/29/2019Mises Daily Articles
Unlike Hamilton, Jefferson did not believe that state coercion should be used to re-shape and control society and markets.
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Jeremy Bentham: From Laissez-Faire to Statism

BiographiesFree MarketsInterventionism

02/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Bentham began as a devoted Smithian, but over time he became more and more statist.
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Jefferson's Philosophy

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

11/26/2018Faith and Freedom 1951-1960
The people must constantly keep their Government small and local, and even then must watch it with great vigilance lest it run amok. That is the great Jeffersonian lesson, and it is one that all Americans must begin to learn again.
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John Stuart Mill and the New Liberalism

Protectionism and Free TradePolitical Theory

01/27/2018Mises Daily Articles
Much of the confusion prevailing in the historical study of liberalism can be traced to John Stuart Mill, whose importance is greatly overstated.
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Jeff Deist: Beyond the Wall

Big GovernmentStrategyU.S. Economy

01/26/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Mance Rayder discuss the political and economic state of the union.
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John Prince Smith and the German Free-Trade Movement

12/06/2017Books
John Prince Smith was the creator of the German free trade movement and its leader from the 1840s until his death in 1874.
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Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Louis XIV

BiographiesWorld HistoryInterventionismMonetary Theory

11/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Colbert: "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing."
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