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Luck and Taxes

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/17/2020

Some argue that someone’s superior talent or success is itself the result of mere luck. That claim, and its relevance as a justification for redistribution, has generated much controversy.

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Liberalism and Peace

War and Foreign PolicyAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

01/15/2020Audio/Video
From Jefferson to Madison, and on to Bastiat, Molinari, and Spencer, the "classical" liberals routinely denounced war as the enemy of freedom, prudence, and natural rights.
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Lysander Spooner: Libertarian Pietist

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/27/2019Mises Daily Articles
Only Spooner realized that it would be compounding crime and error to try to use government to right the wrongs committed by another government.
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Legacy of Menger’s Theory of Social Institutions

History of the Austrian School of Economics

11/25/2019Articles of Interest
Menger’s insights about the origin of social structures inspired later contributions in three main areas: spontaneous order, money, and law.
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Ludwig von Mises, Sociology, and Metatheory

Calculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

11/13/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Can sociology be integrated into Mises's epistemological distinction between theory and history? What can sociology accomplish as a historical discipline?
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Locke vs. Cohen vs. Rothbard on Homesteading

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog11/08/2019

Marxist G.A. Cohen is troubled by the freedom libertarians grant to property owners. But artificial limits are unnecessary when practical realities have so often intervened to limit property ownership by any one person.

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Last Day to Double Your Gift

Blog09/28/2019

Your support helps us continue to make the sound economic principles of Mises, Hazlitt, Hayek, Rothbard, and Hoppe free to the world at a time when they are needed more than ever.

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Look to China to Learn About America

The Police State

Blog09/14/2019

The old American way of doing things came to an end with the 9/11 attacks. At that point, the national-security branch of the federal government adopted many of the same powers as the Chinese communist regime, and without any amendment to the Constitution.

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