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The Truth About Politics

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com February 1, 2016 The Truth About Politics   The very first votes of the 2016 presidential election season will be cast tonight in the Iowa caucuses. This is supposed to fill us with happy thoughts about self-government, civic virtue, rational deliberation, and about politics as the way the people’s will […]

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The Market Doesn’t Solve Problems; People Do

By Louis Rouanet Mises.org January 29, 2016   The Market Doesn’t Solve Problems; People Do   It is wrongly accepted by many liberals (i.e., libertarians) that most, if not all, social problems can be “solved by the market.” But clearly, the “market” cannot magically solve our problems. Let it be clear that there is no doubt […]


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Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education October 16, 2015   Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy Real Heroes: Frédéric Bastiat       “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it,” wrote novelist N.D. Wilson. “The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they […]


Ludwig von Mises, Genius?

By Bettina Bien Greaves Mises.org September 29, 2015   Ludwig von Mises, Genius?   For decades, Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) was the leading spokesman for the Austrian school of economics. An advocate of free markets and a critic of government interference, he stood for peaceful and voluntary cooperation. Whenever possible, he spoke out for individual […]

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War Is No Excuse for Socialist Planning

By Robert P. Murphy Foundation for Economic Education July 31, 2015   War Is No Excuse for Socialist Planning Do We Need Government to Design a “War Economy”?     After the Soviet Union fell, just about everybody — except some humanities professors at Harvard — agreed that full-blown central planning was a bad way […]

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Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace?

By The Freeman Foundation for Economic Education July 28, 2015   Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace? An Interview with Sam Patterson     Sam Patterson (sam@samuelrpatterson.com) is an author and technology enthusiast from Virginia. He has written about decentralized technologies such as bitcoin and OpenBazaar. Sam recently cofounded a company called OB1 to […]


Don’t Worship the Free Market

By Sandy Ikeda Foundation for Economic Education July 24, 2015   Don’t Worship the Free Market Faith in Freedom Need Not Be Blind     “I’m tired of hearing that ‘liberty’ will take care of it!” My young friend was explaining to me why she’s become less enthusiastic about libertarianism than she was a few […]

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Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality

By James A. Dorn Foundation for Economic Education June 23, 2015     Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality There’s only one source of prosperity, and it’s not redistribution   The publication of Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century has led to widespread attention on the rising gap between rich and poor, and to […]


Millions in Brazil Follow a Teen Leader to Freedom

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education June 9, 2015   Millions in Brazil Follow a Teen Leader to Freedom     “I like a little rebellion now and then,” Thomas Jefferson famously wrote. The primary author of the Declaration of Independence and America’s third president regarded rebellion as “like a storm in the […]

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Health Insurance Is Illegal

By Warren C. Gibson Foundation for Economic Education May 28, 2015   Health Insurance Is Illegal It is a crime to buy or sell a real health care plan     Health insurance is a crime. No, I’m not using a metaphor. I’m not saying it’s a mess, though it certainly is that. I’m saying […]


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By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org May 26, 2015   Free Financial Markets Are A Hoax   There are no free financial markets in America, or for that matter anywhere in the Western word, and few, if any, free markets of any other kind. The financial markets are rigged by the big banks, […]

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Extorting Low-Income Individuals to Help “the Poor”

By Gary Galles Mises.org May 12, 2015   Extorting Low-Income Individuals to Help “the Poor”   Many policies are supposedly justified because they would “take from the rich and give to the poor.” While that fits with the view that theft “for a good purpose” makes one a philanthropist, from the perspective of self-ownership, it […]


A Lunch Break in an Alternate Universe

By Jonathan Newman Mises.org May 11, 2015   A Lunch Break in an Alternate Universe   While I was out for lunch, I decided to get a haircut and renew the tag for my vehicle. So I got all my paperwork together and pulled around the rear-facing Lee County Satellite Department of Haircutting and Styling […]

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