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Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism  

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism January 13, 2017   Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism These are opposites, not similars.     In my last post, I made light of British columnist George Monbiot’s absurd charge that today’s free market economists and libertarians are part of an establishment crony capitalist system. A “progressive” friend of mine […]

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

By José Niño Mises Institute December 24, 2016   Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?   Much talk has been made lately about the Left’s recent defeats in countries throughout Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela most notably. These countries have been characterized by Leftist governments that had the luxury of exploiting commodity prices during the […]


Economic Science Has Been Hijacked

By Alice Salles Mises Institute December 19, 2016   Economic Science Has Been Hijacked   In Principles of Economics, Carl Menger corrected the theoretical mistakes made by the old classical school. At the time, the founder of the Austrian school of economics seemed to want to make economics accessible to everyday people, which may explain why he […]

Economic Science Has Been Hijacked

The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

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 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 […]

The App Store Renders Government Irrelevant

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

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 […]


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 […]

USDA and Agribusiness Cartel Plot to Destroy a Small Business

Privatize the Police

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 […]


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.” […]

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What Makes Venezuela Different

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 […]


‘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 […]

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

How Brexit Could Help All of Europe

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 […]


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 […]

The European Union Is Anti-European

To Oppose Free Trade Is To Embrace Violence

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 […]


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 […]