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L’externalité, le bien public, et l’intervention de l’État

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education.

Un argument classique en faveur de l’intervention de l’État dans l’économie consiste à stipuler qu’il faut corriger les « échecs du marché ». Sans grande surprise, les économistes contemporains en dénombrent plusieurs. Je veux ici présenter deux exemples analytiquement similaires de ces

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Albert Jay Nock on Education

Friday, August 7th, 2015 by posted in Education, History.

Reprinted from the Independent Institute The self-proclaimed “philosophical anarchist,” Albert Jay Nock, thought he was so superfluous to the society around him that he titled his 1943 autobiography, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man. He felt utterly out of step with

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How to Eliminate Teachers’ Strikes

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Education.

These past few months have seen teachers in a number of school boards in Ontario go on strike and engage in other pressure tactics as teachers’ unions prepare for another round of collective bargaining with the province. Predictably, this has

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Is the “Austrian School” a Lie?

Friday, May 15th, 2015 by and posted in Economics, Education, History, Philosophy.
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Reprinted from the Freeman Do those of us who use the word Austrian in its modern libertarian contextmisrepresent an intellectual tradition? We trace our roots back through the 20th century’s F.A. Hayek and Ludwig von Mises (both served as advisors to FEE)

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Where to Earn a Degree in Liberty

Friday, May 1st, 2015 by posted in Education.

This piece originally appeared on FEE’s “Anything Peaceful” blog In 1946, Leonard Read founded the Foundation of Economic Education because he recognized that learning is the key to advancing human liberty. The effort that Read began nearly 70 years ago

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Libertarians

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by posted in Education, Philosophy.

Reprinted from the Freeman What does it mean to be an effective advocate of liberty? It means to love what you do and adopt sustainable patterns of thinking and living that contribute to making the world a freer place. Sustainability

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Happy Mother Earth Day, Citizen!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Education, Environment, Philosophy.

I’ll bet you forgot to buy a card and gift, didn’t you? Boy, is your face red! Did you even know it’s International Mother Earth Day today, citizen? Socialist despot Evo Morales and his buddies at the United Nations sure


How the Education System Destroys Social Networks

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Education.

Reprinted from the Freeman I was at a restaurant for lunch and had time to visit with the waitress, who turns out to be a college graduate from a good institution. She has a degree in European languages. Here she

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Robert Reich Literally Doesn’t Understand the First Thing About Price of Labor

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 by posted in Economics, Education.
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Young people might think of Robert Reich as an annoying guy on the Internet who amasses an astonishing number of Likes and Re-Tweets, considering the number of fallacies in his social media posts. And yet, he actually has an impressive resume, having


Praxeology in Many Disciplines

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 by posted in Economics, Education, Philosophy.

A great strength of the Austrian School of Economics is the breadth of academic scholarship that it can enrich.  The philosophic underpinnings of the Austrian economists, and specifically of Ludwig von Mises, universalize the principles of economic activity to all

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The worst that can happen to you for committing a nonviolent marijuana crime, around the World

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Lifestyle, War on Drugs.
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Everyone knows different countries treat drugs differently. For example, if you get caught buying or selling a large amount of marijuana in Canada, you’re probably not going to get your head chopped off by the government–but in Saudi Arabia, that is the law.


Economics and the Citizen

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 by posted in Economics, Education.

This article is excerpted from Human Action, chapter 38, “The Place of Economics in Learning.” Reprinted from Economics must not be relegated to classrooms and statistical offices and must not be left to esoteric circles. It is the philosophy

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Attend the Austrian Scholars Conference Feb. 20-21

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education.

Grove City College will host the eleventh annual Austrian Student Scholars Conference, February 20-21, 2015. Open to undergraduates and graduate students in any academic discipline, the ASSC will bring together students from colleges and universities across the country and around

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Paper Submission Alert: Austrian Economics Research Conference 2015

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education.

The Austrian Economics Research Conference is the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian school, bringing together leading scholars doing research in this vibrant and influential intellectual tradition. The conference is hosted by the Mises Institute at its campus in Auburn,


Egalitarianism without Equality is Tyranny

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 by posted in Education, Philosophy.

Egalitarianism is the favorite religion of the left.The idea of equality has always been cherished, from the French revolutionary cry of egalite, liberte, fraternite, to the modern obsession with income inequality being the source of all the world’s evils. It

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Freedom of the Press

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Education, Regulation.

Reprinted from The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality (1954) Freedom of the press is one of the fundamental features of a nation of free citizens. It is one of the essential points in the political program of old classical liberalism. No one has

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Connecticut’s Homeschooling Crackdown

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by posted in Education.

Never to let a good crisis go to waste, the state is using this as a chance to crack down on a practice it has long disapproved of: homeschooling. Reportedly as a response to the high profile shooting at Sandy

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The Misguided Push for STEM

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education.

The higher education system is a mess, and it seems the more we try to fix it, the worse it becomes. With a parade of unflattering test score comparisons constantly being trotted out, widespread unemployment, and a mismatch of skills

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Hayek’s “Rejuvenating Event”

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Education, History.

Reprinted from The Freeman Swedish socialist Gunnar Myrdal was not happy about sharing his Nobel Prize with that Austrian “reactionary,” F.A. Hayek. The so-called Nobel for economics, established by the central bank of the world’s leading welfare state, was only five years

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Update on Austrian Economics Conference

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by posted in Economics, Education.

The Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century” reminds you: 1) Simultaneous Interpretation will be available during the event. 2) The deadline for abstracts and enrolment forms reception is extended up

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