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The Truth About Politics

Free MarketsMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

02/05/2016Mises Wire
Politics operates according to principles that would horrify us if we observed them in our private lives, and would get us arrested if we lived by them. The state can steal and call it taxation, kill and call it war.
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The Market Doesn't Solve Problems; People Do

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivismValue and Exchange

01/28/2016Mises Wire
Many advocates for free markets often mistakenly speak of "the market" as if markets by themselves somehow solve problems or provide incentives. Only people can do these things, and markets are just a means to an end.
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The Menace of Egalitarianism

Media and CulturePolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

10/08/2015Mises Wire
How should we define equality? The state won't define it, and a definition doesn't really matter because "equality" isn't really about helping anyone but the state and its agents. It's about some people exercising power over other people.
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The Libertarian Principle of Secession

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

03/10/2015The Austrian
Secession, which is at the very heart of free enterprise and self-determination, has long been synonymous with libertarianism going back at least to Lysander Spooner. In the twentieth century, Frank Chodorov continued this tradition, and we should continue to do the same today.
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The Humanitarian War Fallacy

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

03/02/2010Mises Daily Articles
Those who want to wage "humanitarian" wars need to persuade us that they know the future, and that some people's lives are less valuable than others.
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