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Anti-Trump Republicans to Hijack Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination?

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute May 11, 2016   Anti-Trump Republicans to Hijack Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination?     David French at National Review is perturbed about Donald Trump apparently securing the Republican presidential nomination. French wrote in a Wednesday article that he would “gladly support” a third-party presidential run this year by 2012 […]

Anti-Trump Republicans to Hijack Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination?

Freedom vs. Justice: Are They in Conflict?

By David Gordon Mises.org March 10, 2016   Freedom vs. Justice: Are They in Conflict?   Libertarianism doesn’t often attract attention from The Atlantic, but a recent article, “The Information Revolution’s Dark Turn,” features philosopher Alistair Duff who attacks libertarianism in general, and Murray Rothbard specifically. Unfortunately, the article misrepresents libertarianism, but does so in […]

Freedom vs. Justice: Are They in Conflict?

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Purism is Practical

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 4, 2016     Purism is Practical   Those who advocate ending, instead of reforming, the welfare-warfare state are often accused of being “impractical.” Some of the harshest criticisms come from libertarians who claim that advocates of “purism” forgo opportunities to make real progress toward restoring liberty. These critics […]


Four Ways to Build a Free Society

By Jeff Deist Mises.org November 13, 2015   This article is adapted from a talk delivered at this past weekend’s Mises Circle event in Phoenix. The topic of our symposium this morning is “What Must Be Done,” which originally was the title of a talk given by Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe at a Mises Institute conference in 1997. Hoppe […]

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Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers

By Jeff Deist Mises.org October 16, 2015   Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers   Depending on one’s point of view, Bernie Sanders either held his own or boosted his chances against perceived front-runner Hillary Clinton in Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate. His message clearly resonated with the live audience, particularly his statements […]


Venezuelans Launch Mises Institute to Take Down Chavismo

By Sabrina Martín PanAm Post August 22, 2015   Venezuelans Launch Mises Institute to Take Down Chavismo     Even in the face of tremendous adversity, Venezuelan activists are not giving up. In order to counter the official government narrative of the Nicolás Maduro administration, local libertarians have launched the Ludwig von Mises Institute Venezuela, […]

Mises Venezuela was inspired by the Alabama-based Ludwig von Mises Institute, as well as several others by the same name around the world. (Mises Venezuela)

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When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 14, 2015   When Nullification Works, and When it Doesn’t   Although leftists often like to condemn nullification as right-wing kookery, the left is quite good at employing the tactic. Certainly, the most successful nullification trend going on right now is in state refusals to enforce federal drug laws. Four […]


The Social Cost of Capitalism

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org August 13, 2015   The Social Cost of Capitalism — Paul Craig Roberts   Few, if any, corporations absorb the full cost of their operations. Corporations shove many of their costs onto the environment, the public sector, and distant third parties. For example, currently 3 million gallons […]

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Libertarians Knock on Rafael Correa’s Door with Policy Plan

By Rebeca Morla PamAm Post July, 21, 2015   Libertarians Knock on Rafael Correa’s Door with Policy Plan Director José Andrade: Ecuadorian Government, Constituents Win with #LaSalida   Ecuadorian libertarians have an “exit strategy” for the political and economic crisis facing the country. On Thursday, July 16, representatives from Ecuador’s Libertarian Movement once again presented […]


The Libertarian Principle of Secession

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com January 29, 2015   The Libertarian Principle of Secession   For a century and a half, the idea of secession has been systematically demonized among the American public. The government schools spin fairy tales about the “indivisible Union” and the wise statesmen who fought to preserve it. Decentralization is […]

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Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 24, 2015   Charlie Hebdo, A Free Press, And Social Security   Puzzled by the title? It will all come clear. Europeans have written to me with more information that raises questions about the Charlie Hebdo affair. Some point out the strange emptiness of the street […]


Students for Liberty: The ‘Regime Change’ Libertarians

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute   Students for Liberty: The ‘Regime Change’ Libertarians   The Students for Liberty are at it again, mainstreaming deviationism with a reckless fervor. While it is a generally accepted tenet of libertarian thought that state involvement in regime change operations overseas is anathema, there are those who claim that […]

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How to Shred the Index Card of Allowable Opinion

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Thomas E. Woods Jr.   How to Shred the Index Card of Allowable Opinion   I think most people know what I mean when I speak of the gatekeepers of permissible discussion. On the left, sites like ThinkProgress and Media Matters smear and attack those uppity peons who stray from the ideological […]

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion