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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

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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A Message from Lew Rockwell

The Mises Institute’s message has not changed since our founding in 1982. Please join us as we forge ahead, fight for truth, and teach tomorrow’s intellectual leaders.

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After Years of Decline, Competition in Banking Finally Grows Again

Money and Banks

Blog11/13/2019

As government-created barriers to entry rise and fall, so does competition in the banking sector.

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Why Austrian-School Economists Tend To Be Libertarians

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/26/2019

Austrian-school economics is value-free and is not necessarily in favor of laissez-faire. But the Austrian view of markets and market power tends to push one in the laissez-faire direction.

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Argentina: A Country Caught in an Endless Loop of Financial Crises

Blog10/23/2019

Although Argentinians mean well, they cannot seem to break free of an endless loop of crises causes by expansions of the welfare state and deficit spending.

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The State as a Voluntary Institution: A Critique

Blog09/30/2019

We often hear that various government policies are justified because "the people want" this or "we want" that. This belief assumes that dissenting minorities don't matter at all. "We want" is usually nothing more than rank majoritarianism.

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