Mises Wire

A Problem with Paternalism

Blog11/22/2019

Paternalism has in recent years made a comeback, but its philosophical foundation is quite flimsy.

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A Deeply Flawed History of the Austrian School

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/12/2019The Austrian
Wasserman has brought to light substantial archival material on the background of the Austrian school. But his conclusions are deeply flawed, a s Wasserman is beyond his depth when he writes about theoretical issues.
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A Man for Many Seasons

Biographies

10/18/2019Books
Henry Hazlitt, author, journalist, editor, reviewer, economist, has gained renown in at least three areas: as a popularizer of sound economic thinking, as a critic of John Maynard Keynes, and as a contributor to moral philosophy.
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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/05/2019

In The Free Market and Its Enemies, Mises wrote, “Even though you know everything about the past, you know nothing about the future.” This explains that the timeframe and economic constraints at work are vital to the expression of entrepreneurial talents.

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A "Bronze Age Mindset" Won't Save Us From Leviathan

Media and Culture

Blog09/27/2019

“It’s been evident for a while that conventional conservatism no longer holds much purchase with large swaths of the under 40, and especially under 30, crowd. Tax cuts, deregulation, trade giveaways, Russophobia, democracy wars, and open borders are not getting the kids riled up.”

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A Prince of Liechtenstein Discusses Private Property and Political Discourse

Global Economy

Blog08/16/2019

"The biggest problem, not only economically but also politically, is the debt problem. It is unimaginable, how this madness of creating more and more debt and just pushing the economy by inflating the money supply will end."

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America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

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Alienated America

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

06/14/2019The Austrian
Readers of Tim Carney's 'Alienated America' will gain much from the author's account of civil society. After all, isolated individuals do not make for a successful marketplace. Free markets succeed best in the context a stable civil society.
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