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Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History, Philosophy, Politics.
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Reprinted from The Telegraph On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote,

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Kingdom Come: The Politics of the Millenium

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by posted in History, Philosophy, Politics.
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[First published in Liberty Magazine, 1990] Reprinted from Mises.org Christianity has played a central role in Western civilization and contributed an important influence on the development of classical-liberal thought. Not surprisingly, Christian beliefs about the “end times” are very important

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Mises and His Century

Friday, December 5th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from Liberty.me Over the last nine weeks, it’s been my privilege to conduct a series of weekly seminars on the main works of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973). I thought I knew his works very well, having put them all

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Money and the Law

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, History.
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(Original Italian publication: Movimento Libertario, L’Indipendenza) The modern (or totalitarian) State is founded on two frauds: the fraud of law and the fraud of money. The wielders of political power have replaced the law and money with things they called

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John H. Dunn & The Financial Crisis of 1837

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 by posted in History.
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It would be a grave mistake to neglect the financial crisis behind the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837 [1]. In the first half of the 19th century, Upper Canada was an economically-backward British colony. British money funded the roads, canals

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Gordon Tullock, Student of Society

Friday, November 21st, 2014 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from the Freeman Gordon Tullock stood transfixed by an anthill outside the Center for Public Choice in Virginia. When another scholar asked him what he was doing, Tullock replied brusquely: “Research.” It must have indeed been research, because Tullock

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Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Environment, History.
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A Demonstration of the Objective Superiority of Western Civilization and Slap in the Face of Cultural Relativism and Political Correctness CONTENTS Introduction The Nature of Western Civilization The Universalizability of Western Civilization The Standard for Judging a Civilization: the Objective

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The Philosophy of the Pseudoprogressives

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Epistemology, History, Philosophy.
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[This article originally appeared in Plain Talk, February 1950. It is included in Planning for Freedom.] 1. The Two Lines of Marxian Thought and Policies In all countries which have not openly adopted a policy of outright and all-around socialization

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My interview on Mises.org re: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History, Politics.
My interview on Mises.org re: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2

Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2 Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron continue their discussion on monetary imperialism. They delve deeper into US dollar supremacy, and how it might end with a whimper instead of a

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Hayek’s “Rejuvenating Event”

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Education, History.
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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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Ludwig von Mises: Defender of Capitalism

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
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Editor note: Today commemorates the 133rd birthday of Ludwig von Mises. September 29, 2014 is the one-hundred-and-thirty-third anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, economist and social philosopher, who passed away in 1973. Mises was my teacher and mentor

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Hegel and the Romantic Age

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by posted in History.
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This article is excerpted from volume 2, chapter 11 of An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995) G.W.F. Hegel, unfortunately, was not a bizarre aberrant force in European thought. He was only one, if the most influential and the

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Piketty’s Capital: Wrong Theory Destructive Program

Monday, August 25th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
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This essay is available for sale as a Kindle book on Amazon.com for 99¢. Go to http://amzn.to/1nsDDLP.   Prelude to Piketty: The US Government’s Assault on the American Economic System Over the course of several generations, the US government has

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World War One and the End of the Bourgeois Century

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics, History.
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Reprinted from Mises.org Last week (two weeks ago – ed. note) marked the 100 Anniversary of the beginning of World War I. That war, which produced over 37 million casualties, not counting the related famines and epidemics that came in the

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Argentina – the Economic Backdrop to the Default

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, History.
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Reprinted from Acting-Man.com The Default is a Minor Problem – Argentina’s Real Problem is Something Else Entirely By now it is well known that Argentina has been declared in default by the major credit rating agencies. This has happened in

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Mrs. Thatcher’s Poll Tax

Friday, August 15th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, History, Politics.
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[This article is featured in chapter 62 of Making Economic Sense by Murray Rothbard and originally appeared in the June, 1990 edition of The Free Market] Riots in the streets; protest against a hated government; cops arresting protesters. A familiar story these days.

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The State’s Worst Atrocity

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Foreign Policy, History.
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Reprinted from LewRockwell.com “The lamps are going out all over Europe,” Sir Edward Grey famously said on the eve of World War I. “We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” It was 100 years ago this week

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The Greatest Thinker You’ve Never Read: Ludwig von Mises

Monday, August 11th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History, Philosophy.
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Reprinted from Forbes Had he not passed away at the tender age of 92 in 1973, Ludwig von Mises would have turned 131 years old today. In my humble opinion, he was the greatest social thinker of the twentieth century.

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Raw Communism

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History, Philosophy.
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[This article is excerpted from volume 2, chapter 10 of An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995). An MP3 audio file of this chapter, narrated by Jeff Riggenbach, isavailable for download.] Reprinted from Mises.org Another important reason for Marx’s

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The Truth About Che Guevara

Monday, July 28th, 2014 by posted in History.
The Truth About Che Guevara

The real truth behind one of the most controversial, charismatic and popular rebels of the twentieth century.

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