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Breaking Out of the Walrasian Box: The Cases of Schumpeter and Hansen

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

01/23/2020Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Mathematics enjoys the prestige of being truly “scientific,” but it is difficult to mathematize the messy and fuzzy uncertainties and inevitable errors of real world entrepreneurship and human actions.
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The Deception behind Government Licensing Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Blog01/18/2020

How much licensing requirements are designed to “protect” the health of the public, and how much to restrict competition, may be gauged from the fact that giving medical advice free without a license is rarely a legal offense. Only the sale of medical advice requires a license.

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Working around Leviathan

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

01/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
It's a paradox: never before has a government in human history assumed unto itself the power to regulate the minutiae of daily life as much as this one. At the same time the United States is overall the wealthiest society in the history of the world.
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Liberalism and Peace

War and Foreign PolicyAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

01/15/2020Audio/Video
From Jefferson to Madison, and on to Bastiat, Molinari, and Spencer, the "classical" liberals routinely denounced war as the enemy of freedom, prudence, and natural rights.
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The Many Ways Governments Create Monopolies

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog01/11/2020

Since outright grants of monopoly or quasi-monopoly would usually be considered baldly injurious to the public, governments have discovered a variety of methods of granting such privileges indirectly, as well as a variety of arguments to justify these measures.

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Conservation in the Free Market

Blog01/04/2020

One of the most disquieting features of the environmentalist movement is its evident abhorrence of modern technology and its Romanticist back-to-nature philosophy. Technology and civilization are responsible, they say, for crowding, pollution, despoliation of resources, so let us therefore...

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Butler Shaffer, RIP

U.S. History

Blog01/01/2020

Butler belongs in the pantheon of genuine heroes, along with his friends Murray Rothbard and Burt Blumert. Fortunately for us, another of those heroes, Butler’s friend Ron Paul, is still here to lead us and inspire us.

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Hazlitt and Keynes: Opposite Callings

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

12/30/2019Mises Daily Articles
Keynes and Hazlitt: their lives and loyalties are a study in contrast — and mostly of choices born of internal conviction, in Hazlitt's case, or lack thereof, in Keynes's case.
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