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The Morality of Choice

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Health Care, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.
dr. nick dr. hibert

Picture yourself walking into a department store to purchase some laundry detergent.  As you approach the aisle stocked full of brightly-labeled containers, you come face to face with a crucial decision.  Which detergent do you choose?  Do you go with

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Wallenda vs. The Egalitarians

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Lifestyle, Philosophy, Regulation, Socialism.

“Egalitarianism” is just a code for envy. Nothing bothers egalitarians more than other people’s superiority in one way or another. Thus they commit themselves to reducing everyone else to abilities lower than those attainable to them, and in doing so

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NRP: Narcoleptic Raiders of the Public

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Regulation, Socialism, War on Drugs.

Cops. We are told that their job is to “serve and protect.” Yet they don’t quite tell us who or what. Sure, they they fight the wars on drugs, prostitution, and countless other activities people like doing, but they certainly

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Public-Private Partnership: Another Phrase for Fascism

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.
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The word “privatization” is a loaded term these days.  Unions and big government worshippers scoff at the idea of any public services being in the hands of ruthless, greedy capitalists.  The left has the distorted view that people in the

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Is Canada Suffering from Dutch Disease?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Resource-rich provinces such as Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador have prospered, while others have fallen behind, in part because a commodity boom has strengthened the Canadian dollar, hurting exchange-sensitive sectors such as manufacturing and tourism.

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Lies, Special Interests and Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

The environmental movement continues its jack-booted march down the road to serfdom.  I normally wouldn’t mind, except that they’re taking us all with them.  Before I get in to the meat of this article I think it would help for

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The Death Wish of Anarcho-Communists

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Socialism.
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Reprinted from Mises.org Now that the New Left has abandoned its earlier loose, flexible non-ideological stance, two ideologies have been adopted as guiding theoretical positions by New Leftists: Marxism-Stalinism, and anarcho-communism. Marxism-Stalinism has unfortunately conquered SDS, but anarcho-communism has attracted

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Another Confused Statist Apologist: Sid Ryan on “Free” Tuition

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by posted in Education, Politics, Socialism.

Recently Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, published an article entitled The Case for Zero Tuition  in the National Post in which Ryan makes his case for “free” post-secondary tuition in Canada.  Ryan has effectively refuted himself

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An Interview With Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.
hans herman hoppe teaser

The following interview was conducted by Andreas Marquart of the website MisesInfo. –First of all, Mr. Hoppe, thank you for taking the time to give us this interview. You have written in your new book, Der Wettbewerb der Gauner (“The

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Introduction to Economics

Friday, May 25th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.

If you are new to the subject, this article will be for you. You will find no complicated formulas or theories here, just a few basic concepts. There will be some in depth explanations and examples through the embedded links for those

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A Glimpse of What Privatized Roads Could Look Like

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 by posted in Regulation, Socialism.
country roads

Is it possible to privatize roads? This question often weighs heavily on those who see the competitive market as the best means of achieving a wide distribution of resources at the lowest cost to the consumer.  Like money, roads have

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The Ultimate Disorganizing Organization

Monday, May 14th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.
money printing teaser

[Testimony before US House Committee on Financial Services Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, May 8, 2012]- Reprinted from Mises.org I specialize in the economic theory of organizations — their nature, emergence, boundaries, internal structure, and governance — a field

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George Will, John M. Keynes, and Totalitarian Eugenics

Saturday, May 5th, 2012 by posted in Lifestyle, Socialism.
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In a touching but revealing column, conservative pundit and highly syndicated columnist George Will speaks to his son celebrating his 40th birthday while still handicapped by Down syndrome.  Jon, as George describes him, was born at a time when leaving

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Why Breaking a Store Window Isn’t Anarchism

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by posted in Philosophy, Politics, Socialism.
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How we use words has a tremendous impact on the ideas that reach prominence and influence how societies evolve.  Just think of the loaded term “democracy” and the poisonous vitriol spewed at anyone who points out the utter immorality of

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Austrian AV Club – Marc Morano of Climate Depot on the “Global War on Humanity”

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by posted in Education, Environment, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
Austrian AV Club – Marc Morano of Climate Depot on the “Global War on Humanity”

Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.

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The Real Cost of a College Education

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
public schooling

Last week, the total amount of debt emanating from student loans in the U.S. reached $1 trillion.  With the Great Recession still present in the daily lives of the middle class, salaried jobs for college graduates are tough to come

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Remembering Corporate Liberalism

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, History, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
Obama new new deal

Originally appeared at Austro-Athenian Empire The main plotline of the Star Wars prequel trilogy concerns an apparent conflict between the central government (the Senate) on the one hand and a coalition of mercantile interests (the Trade Federation, the Commerce Guild,

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Was the Air Canada Clamp Down Justified?

Monday, April 9th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Regulation, Socialism.

Last month, the Canadian Parliament passed “back-to-work” legislation in an effort to stop any work stoppages at the country’s largest airline Air Canada.  This act was in response to an earlier threat by the airline to lock out pilots whose

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The Vampire Economy and the Market

Friday, April 6th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Socialism.
Nosferatu

[This article was originally published in New Perspectives in Political Economy, the academic journal of CEVRO Institute (School of Legal and Social Studies), vol. 7(1), pp. 141–154. Reposted on mises.org, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012.] 1. Authoritarian Capitalism (Fascism) and Liberal

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Human Ignorance and Social Engineering

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 by posted in Methodology, Socialism.
Spontaneous Order

Spontaneous order and the inadequacy of human knowledge. Throughout most of intellectual history, society has been considered to be the result of someone’s design. In his multi-volume Law, Legislation, and Liberty, the social theorist F. A. Hayek referred to this position as “constructivist rationalism”

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