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Liberty and Property: the Levellers and Locke

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

04/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The English Levellers were the world's first self-consciously libertarian mass movement.

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Why Mainstream Economists Don't See Recessions Coming

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/03/2018

Recessions grow out of government and central-bank interventions that direct resources away from true wealth generating activities — and toward bubble activities.

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Lenin Was Right

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2018

Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. 

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The Origins of "Militia" in the Second Amendment — It's Not About Slavery

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/02/2018

The Second Amendment was motivated by much earlier English ideas about decentralizing the power of the king. It was hardly the invention of Southern slave drivers. 

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How To Build a Better Tax Haven

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/02/2018

Unfortunately, it is often only small countries with few natural resources that appreciate the benefits of being a tax haven. 

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The War Powers Resolution Fraud

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/31/2018

As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers. 

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Joe Salerno on His Career as an Heir to Rothbard

History of the Austrian School of Economics

03/31/2018The Austrian
Joe Salerno discusses Murray Rothbard, the gold standard, and how the Austrian school was revived in the 1970s and 80s.

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The Many Ways the Pope Is Wrong About Capitalism

Blog03/31/2018

Although the pope remains unaware of this, the rise and development of capitalism has resulted in a massive decrease in global poverty.

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The Republic Becomes the Empire

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

03/30/2018Mises Daily Articles
Truman, without consent or knowledge of Congress, declared war on Korea. Congress condoned his usurpation of its exclusive constitutional power.

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