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Rothbard and War

War and Foreign Policy

Those who believe in the free and unhampered market economy should be especially skeptical of war and military action. War, after all, is the ultimate government program.

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Rothbard Was Right

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

If you want to know what Rothbard’s vision applied to contemporary America would be like in practice, you should look to Ron Paul. Dr. Paul’s career in Congress, marked by his opposition to war and the Fed, is the best example of the anti-elitist free market values that Murray supported.

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Rothbard on National Liberation

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2018

Nationalism is not a unitary, monolithic phenomenon. If it is aggressive, we should oppose it; if liberatory, we should favor it. 

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Rothbard: Tax Exemptions Should be Welcomed

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/01/2017
It is particularly incongruous and incorrect for advocates of a free market to advocate uniformity of taxation.
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Rothbard: The Myth of Tax "Reform"

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingFiscal TheoryInterventionism

Blog10/20/2017
We must, in short, get past the tax reformers' favorite ploy of revenue neutrality. Why must total revenue remain the same?
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Rockefeller, Morgan, and War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

03/20/2017Mises Daily Articles
During the 1930s, the Rockefellers pushed hard for war against Japan.
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Ralph Raico: Liberalism Defined

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

12/30/2016Audio/Video
Ralph Raico delivers a witty, razor-sharp exposition of what liberalism really means.
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Reliving the Crash of '29

Booms and BustsMonetary TheoryMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

08/25/2015Mises Wire
The crash of 1929 came after a decade of interventionist politics following world War I. "Free markets" were blamed anyway. Decades later, we pursue even more interventionism, and when it fails, we blame "free markets" all over again.
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