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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


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

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

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

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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Ron Paul's Foreign Policy of Peace Is Central to the Message of Freedom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

08/06/2015Mises Wire
Ron Paul's message of peace is a critical component in limiting the power of the state. Unfortunately, few ever question the branch of the state known as "the military" and assume that militarism and empire can be compatible with a free society.
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