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The Conquest of the US by Spain

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

02/15/2020Mises Daily Articles
The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain—our first engagement with a foreign enemy in the dawning age of modern warfare. Aside from a few scant periods of retrenchment, we have been embroiled in foreign politics ever since.
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How the Fed Rules and Inflates

The FedFree MarketsInterventionism

02/14/2020Mises Daily Articles
The role of commercial banks in money creation is made more clear by the fact the Fed is primarily interested in creating demand deposits, rather than cash. This creates a larger coundation on which commercial banks can pyramid a multiple creation of bank deposits, or "checkbook money."
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The Fight for Liberty and the Beltway Barbarians

Strategy

Blog02/07/2020

Are we emphasizing “the negative”? In a sense, yes, but what else are we to stress when our values, our principles, our very being are under attack from a relentless foe?

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And Rightly So: The Wisdom of Neil McCaffrey

Book Reviews

Lew Rockwell reviews a newly released collection of Neil McCaffrey's letters and other writings, which reveal his relationships with members of the early libertarian movement such as Murray Rothbard.

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Breaking Out of the Walrasian Box: The Cases of Schumpeter and Hansen

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

01/23/2020Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Mathematics enjoys the prestige of being truly “scientific,” but it is difficult to mathematize the messy and fuzzy uncertainties and inevitable errors of real world entrepreneurship and human actions.
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The Deception behind Government Licensing Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Blog01/18/2020

How much licensing requirements are designed to “protect” the health of the public, and how much to restrict competition, may be gauged from the fact that giving medical advice free without a license is rarely a legal offense. Only the sale of medical advice requires a license.

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Working around Leviathan

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

01/16/2020Mises Daily Articles
It's a paradox: never before has a government in human history assumed unto itself the power to regulate the minutiae of daily life as much as this one. At the same time the United States is overall the wealthiest society in the history of the world.
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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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