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The Wheat Board: Farewell to a Wartime Relic

Friday, November 18th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Law, Politics, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.
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[Originally Published on Le Québécois Libre, November 15, 2011, No 294.] “War Is the Health of the State.” The title of American radical Randolph Bourne’s manuscript referred to the expansion of government power during World War I, but it applies

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The Progressive Era and the Family

Wilson Says

While the “Progressive Era” used to be narrowly designated as the period 1900–1914, historians now realize that the period is really much broader, stretching from the latter decades of the nineteenth century into the early 1920s. The broader period marks an

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Equality of Opportunity, Not of Outcome

opportunity-knocks

Quebec Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette wants to force corporations, parent Crown corporations and some financial institutions to have their boards of directors include at least 40 per cent women. She is reintroducing a private member’s bill into the Senate to remedy what

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Eurocrash! Dave Howden on the European economic situation

Friday, November 4th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.

Stefan Molyneax of Freedomain Radio interviews Canadian Mises Scholar and assistant professor of economics at St. Louis University, Dave Howden. [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYuLiPMz58&hd=1] You can read more of David’s work at Mises.org Mises.ca And of course his book, co-authored with Philipp

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The Bank of Canada – FAIL!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.

The Bank of Canada missed its inflation target? That should come as no surprise to Austrians that view the Bank as one of the greatest threats to Canada’s economy. Forget “using” the Bank to print money without debt, the Bank

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Frum Drinks the Kool-Aid

Frum Mug

A recent statement by David Frum has been making the rounds on the internet recently that should give everyone pause: Imagine, if you will, someone who read only the Wall Street Journal editorial page between 2000 and 2011, and someone in

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The Grasping Hand

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Socialism.
Debt: Slavery for the Free?

Originally posted on the City Journal The modern democratic state pillages its productive citizens. To assess the unprecedented scale that the modern democratic state has attained in Europe, it is useful to recall the historical kinship between two movements that

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Myth Vs. Reality with Stephen Johnston

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Foreign Policy, Socialism, Trade.

Stephen Johnston of Agcapita speaks on the Global Economic outlook at the Mises Canada Circle: Liberty and Oil, Foundations of Modern Civilization. The talk is entitled “Myth Vs. Reality: Exponential Government in a Linear World” Recorded Saturday September 10th, 2011

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Food Riots and the Printing Press

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.
Pakistan Food Riots

It started in Algeria; they could no longer get sugar. Then Tunisia; a young university graduate selling fruits and vegetables got fed up and set himself on fire in front of a government building. Egypt was next. We saw the

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It’s Mises’ Birthday

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, History, Philosophy, Politics, Socialism.

One hundred and thirty years ago today,  a great economist and thinker was born in Lemberg, the capital of Galicia and Lodomeria, which in 1881 was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. We now refer to him as Ludwig von Mises,

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Government

leviathan

First Published in 1848 I wish some one would offer a prize for a good, simple, and intelligent definition of the word “Government.” What an immense service it would confer on society ! The Government! what is it? where is

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A Twisted QE3

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Politics, Socialism, Trade.
Money-Tornado3

The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that they will engage in a policy called “the twist” – meaning they will sell some of their short-term US treasury holdings in exchange for long-term US treasuries.  This is said to be neutral to

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Must-see testimony from Peter Schiff

Saturday, September 17th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics, Politics, Socialism.

Peter Schiff telling it like it is in Washington. Part 1 – [youtube_sc url=http://youtu.be/FLmD9TeUC54] Part 2 – [youtube_sc url=http://youtu.be/xZbQGpf3D_Q] Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.

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The Definition of Insanity

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
Money Black Hole

Just a few hours ago, the European Central Bank announced “in coordination with the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank, to conduct three US dollar liquidity-providing operations with a maturity of

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Mises Cirlce Calgary – Sept. 10th

Bob Murphy and Disappearing Beer Trick

Hello all The First Mises Canada Circle, Liberty and Oil: Foundations of Modern Civilization,  was a great successs. Five speakers in front of a packed house at the Blackfoot Inn discussed the future of energy and liberty in Canada. Mises

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How to Reach the Left

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
$2.5 million est. Price at Auction

Originally posted Thursday, April 28th, 2011 on mises.org. [Chicago Mises Circle, April 9, 2011. You can listen to this speech here.] “There are many, many left-wingers whose primary motivation for their left-wing political stance is the very libertarian impulse to

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Microcredit Meltdown

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History, Socialism.
yunus_cc_Yodel_Anecdotal

Originally posted Friday, November 19, 1999 on Mises.org Microcredit is one of those fashionable political ideas that soars above the ideological fray, uniting everyone in a celebration of its glorious contribution to the public good. The idea is that special

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Automated Totalitarianism: A Critical Analysis of The Protomen

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics, Politique, Socialism, Uncategorized.

“No one was left who could remember how it had happened, how the world had fallen under darkness. At least no one who would do anything. No one who would oppose the robots. No one who would challenge their power,

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The PR Aspects of Corporate Socialism

Monday, August 29th, 2011 by posted in Capitalism, Socialism.

For the past two decades or so, the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained widespread respectability. It’s attained such currency that most large firms nowadays feel compelled to pay at least some deference to it in their public

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The Solution to the Present Crisis is not Fiscal

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by posted in Economics, Politics, Socialism.

Mainstream left- and right-wingers propose different ways governments should get out of their current debt crises.   Here in Canada, conservatives of the SUN TV variety argue that the debts of the American and Canadian governments be tackled by slashing

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