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Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero Part 3

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from Mises.org Exile and the New World More alert than any of his colleagues to the ever-encroaching Nazi threat in Austria, Mises accepted a chair in 1934 as professor of International Economic Relations at the Graduate Institute of International

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Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero Part 2

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from Mises.org Mises was often accused of being intransigent and uncompromising. In a moving passage in his memoirs, Mises looked back on his career as government adviser and reproached himself for the opposite error — of compromising too much:

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Ludwig von Mises: Scholar, Creator, Hero Part 1

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from Mises.org The purpose of this essay is to discuss and celebrate the life and work of one of the great creative minds of our century. Ludwig von Mises was born on September 29, 1881, in the city of

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The Man Who Almost Stopped Julius Caesar

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by posted in History, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from the Freeman In the estimations of many historians, two men hold the honor as the most notable defenders of the Roman Republic. Marcus Tullius Cicero was one. Marcus Porcius Cato, or “Cato the Younger,” was the other. Since

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Henry Hazlitt: Journalist of the Century Part 2

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by posted in Economics, History, Politics.
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This speech was delivered at a Mises Institute Conference commemorating Henry Hazlitt, held on November 28, 1994, in New York City. Reprinted from Fee.org The Times Years Hazlitt was only the editor for a short while, before he decided to

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Henry Hazlitt: Journalist of the Century Part 1

Monday, August 17th, 2015 by posted in Economics, History, Politics.
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This speech was delivered at a Mises Institute Conference commemorating Henry Hazlitt, held on November 28, 1994, in New York City. Reprinted from Fee.org Henry Stuart Hazlitt wrote brilliantly and presciently for more than eight decades on culture, government, economics,

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FDR Goes to War

Friday, August 14th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Foreign Policy, History.
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Reprinted from the Freeman With the passage of time Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historical shrine has eroded somewhat, and here and there its foundations have been undermined by researchers who reject the idolatry that long marked historical scholarship about the 32nd

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The End of Economic Freedom Part 2

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
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Reprinted from LewRockwell.com This first appeared in The Libertarian Forum, Vol III, NO.8, September, 1971 The Function of the Price System The free price system, the free fluctuation of all prices, wages, and rents, which has been so blithely destroyed

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The End of Economic Freedom Part 1

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
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Reprinted from LewRockwell.com  This first appeared in The Libertarian Forum, Vol III, NO.8, September, 1971 On August 15, 1971, economic freedom died in America. And the terrible thing is that everybody cheered. Where was the opposition? Where are the people

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Albert Jay Nock on Education

Friday, August 7th, 2015 by posted in Education, History.
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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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Orwell’s Big Brother: Merely Fiction?

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by posted in History, Philosophy, Politics, Regulation.
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[Rothbard’s review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-Four (Harcourt, 1949) appeared in Analysis, September 1949, p. 4] In recent years, many writers have given us their vision of the coming collectivist future. At the turn of the century, neither Edward Bellamy

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The Peddler as Hero

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, History.
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This article is excerpted from the first chapter of Out of Step: The Autobiography of an Individualist, published in 1962. I was born on the lower East Side of New York and brought up on the lower West Side. (I

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Mises’s Contribution to Understanding Business Cycles

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from Mises.org. September 29, 2014 is the 133rd anniversary of Ludwig von Mises’s birth. From The Essential von Mises: Included in The Theory of Money and Credit were at least the rudiments of another magnificent accomplishment of Ludwig von Mises:

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Why Ludwig von Mises Admired Sigmund Freud

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by posted in Economics, History, Philosophy.
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Reprinted from the Freeman Sigmund Freud has been dead 76 years. Still, his ideas are daily in the news — debated and denounced — and yet so much a part of how we think. Defense mechanisms, Freudian slips, projections, talking

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Frédéric Bastiat Deserves a Posthumous Nobel

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History.
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Reprinted from the Freeman If a posthumous Nobel Prize was awarded for crystal-clear writing and masterful storytelling in economics, no one would be more deserving of it than Frédéric Bastiat (June 30, 1801–December 24, 1850). He set the standard over a

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The House Bubble: A Documentary

Monday, July 13th, 2015 by posted in Economics, History.
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The idea was simple: Track down the people who predicted the housing crash and ask them what’s next. 35,000 miles and four years later, we’re test screening our first documentary “The Bubble” and finishing editing the follow up “The Bigger

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Albert Jay Nock and the Libertarian Tradition

Friday, June 26th, 2015 by posted in History, Philosophy.
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[Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode “Albert Jay Nock.” Reprinted from Mises.org] In the beginning, there was Henry George. Henry George was born September 2, 1839, in Philadelphia, the second of ten children in a not overly prosperous family.

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The Dutch West India Company

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by posted in Economics, History, Regulation.
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[This article is excerpted from Conceived in Liberty. Reprinted from Mises.org] The Dutch West India Company began operations in 1623, and in the same year the first party of permanent Dutch settlers landed in the New World — apart from

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The Principles of Liberalism in 17th-Century England

Monday, June 15th, 2015 by posted in History, Politics, Regulation.
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[Conceived in Liberty (1975)] Reprinted from Mises.org At the beginning of the 17th century, virtually all of England’s export trade consisted of unfinished woolen cloths, which were sent to the Netherlands for finishing and dyeing and to be reexported to the

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The Righteous Bosses of the New Deal

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by posted in History, Regulation.
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[The Roosevelt Myth (1948)] Reprinted from Mises.org There never has been in American politics a religion so expansively and luminously righteous as the New Deal. From the beginning to the end it was constant in one heroic enterprise — war

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