Mises Wire

The Collapsing Universities—and What We Can Do about It

EducationHealth

It is sad that the contemporary American university has sunk so low from the heights of medieval Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, and Salamanca. Fortunately, private alternatives are still available.

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Human Diversity and Individual Instruction

Education

Blog09/05/2020

One of the worst injustices committed by states is the prevention of parental teaching of their own children. Parental instruction conforms to the ideal arrangement. It is, after all, individualized instruction.

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As the Bubble Slowly Pops, the Economic Chain Reaction Is Now in Progress

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPrice Controls

Blog08/18/2020

Our high levels of malinvestment mean that negative interest rates will not have the steroidal effect that's hoped for. But they will deliver another few years of subpar debt-fueled economic activity.

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Why Property Rights Are Absolute, but Contracts Are Not

Blog08/13/2020

Because each person's control over his own body and will are inalienable, no person can be held to any sort of slavery "contract" even if all parties once agreed on it.

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Albert Jay Nock, Radical

BiographiesU.S. History

Blog08/10/2020

Nock despised plutocratic conservatism, and rightly saw Herbert Hoover as the embodiment of this point of view. Above all, Albert Jay Nock hated militarism and intervention in foreign wars.

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Are Universities Finished?

Higher education in America today is in a crisis. The diversity thought police pounce on anyone who offers the slightest resistance to them.

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The "Old" vs. the "New" Liberalism

Blog07/08/2020

The enemies of the system of free enterprise paid liberalism an unintended compliment when they applied the name "liberal" to their own creed, historically the opposite of what liberalism stood for from the start.

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How Historians Changed the Meaning of "Liberalism"

Political Theory

Blog07/02/2020

Liberalism was the most popular and influential ideology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. So, every new socialist and authoritarian movement defined itself as "liberal" to capitalize on liberalism's popularity and importance.

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