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The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

By David Gordon Mises Institute November 27, 2016   The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders   Where Bernie Went Wrong: And Why His Remedies Will Just Make Crony Capitalism Worse. By Hunter Lewis.  Axios Press, 2016. 284 pages. Hunter Lewis has rendered a great service with his new book. Writing from an Austrian perspective, he has […]

The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant

The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant

By Jonathan Newman & Tate Fegley Mises Institue September 14, 2016   The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant   Many Americans have received more telemarketing and scam calls than usual over the past few months, and they are wondering what their number is doing on the National Do Not Call Registry, maintained by the FTC. Some of the […]


Markets, Not Elections, Are Where Your Choices Truly Matter

By Gary M. Galles Foundation for Economic Education August 30, 2016   Markets, Not Elections, Are Where Your Choices Truly Matter     As November’s election nears, democracy is increasingly invoked as an ideal. Anyone ahead in any poll touts it as evidence they are on “the right side of history” because they better reflect […]

There is a form of democracy that far better satisfies the criteria to be an ideal – free market capitalism, which represents democratic self-government.

USDA and Agribusiness Cartel Plot to Destroy a Small Business

USDA and Agribusiness Cartel Plot to Destroy a Small Business

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises Institute July 18, 2016   A bipartisan bill was just introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D, NJ) and Mike Lee (R, UT) aimed at preventing federal programs that were established to promote sales of agricultural products from being illegally used to attack competitors and influence public policy. The Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016 […]


Privatize the Police

By Murray N. Rothbard Mises Institute July 13, 2016   Abolition of the public sector means, of course, that all pieces of land, all land areas, including streets and roads, would be owned privately, by individuals, corporations, cooperatives, or any other voluntary groupings of individuals and capital. The fact that all streets and land areas would be private […]

Privatize the Police

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Fascism: A Bipartisan Affliction

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute June 13, 2016 Fascism: A Bipartisan Affliction   If neoconservatives and progressives truly understood fascism, they would stop using the word as a smear term. That is because both groups, along with most political figures and commentators, embrace fascist ideas and policies. Fascism’s distinguishing characteristic is a “mixed economy.” […]


What Makes Venezuela Different

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 12, 2016   What Makes Venezuela Different   Unlike other leftist South American regimes, the Venezuela regime has intentionally crushed even the middle and working classes. The economic disaster in Venezuela has prompted many to take a look at the country and attempt to understand what it is that has made […]

What Makes Venezuela Different

‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul

‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul

By Against Crony Capitalism May 4, 2016   ‘Our economic system is designed to fail’ – Ron Paul     Indeed it is. Central planning always fails and make no mistake in many ways our economic system is “planned.” Not in the sense that it was planned in the Soviet Union but planned and controlled […]


How Brexit Could Help All of Europe

By Ferghane Azihari Mises.org May 2, 2016   How Brexit Could Help All of Europe   The United Kingdom (UK) is about to hold a referendum on June 23rd on whether it should leave or remain within the European Union (EU). Once unthinkable, the “Brexit” is becoming more and more plausible. It is seen by the […]

How Brexit Could Help All of Europe

The European Union Is Anti-European

The European Union Is Anti-European

By Louis Rouanet Mises.org April 4, 2016   The European Union Is Anti-European   What is Europe? It seems that no rigorous answer can be provided. Europe is not exactly a continent. It is not a political entity. It is not a united people. The best definition, in fact, may be that Europe is the outcome of […]


To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org March 19, 2016   To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence   Supporting free trade is simply a matter of taking no action when another person exchanges in non-violent exchange with another person. That person may be right down the street, or that person may be in another country somewhere. No […]

To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence

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The issue is with the crony rich, not the “deserving rich” (Graphic)

By Against Crony Capitalism February 15, 2016   The issue is with the crony rich, not the “deserving rich”   And there is absolutely such a thing as “deserving rich.” In many cases the “deserving rich” have made this world a better place.     Copyright © 2016 Against Crony Capitalism. Reprinted with permission from […]


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 […]