Ludwig von Mises

Mises and His Century

Friday, December 5th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from 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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Cass Sunstein Doesn’t Understand Rationality

Friday, October 24th, 2014 by posted in Economics.

People are still apparently paying attention to Cass Sunstein and his insidious brand of “nudge” economics, and so it is necessary to continually expose the economic, ethical, and moral fallacies inherent in his philosophy. In brief, Sunstein contends that humans

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The End of Suffering

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by posted in Philosophy.

The alleviation of human suffering is a noble and admirable goal. Indeed, the vast majority of all of men’s efforts throughout the centuries have been directed towards reducing suffering, from medicine and technology, to philosophy and religion. Anything we can


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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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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The Suicide of Communism: The Case for Patience

Friday, July 18th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History.
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Reprinted from At the age of 72, I look back at my life, and I ask a question: “What was the most significant event of my lifetime?” I go back and forth between two events, but in fact they

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Release of Jay Stuart Snelson’s Human Action Principles

Monday, July 14th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Education, Philosophy.
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In October 2006, I attended a Liberty Magazine conference in Las Vegas. One of the speakers was Jack Pugsley. I had never heard of him before. Jack talked about the need to focus on solutions, not on problems. He talked


The Bias Towards Action

Friday, July 11th, 2014 by posted in Philosophy, Politics.

Human beings are a pro-active species. They like to get things done. All human progress is built around the idea of not being content with your circumstance, but acting to improve them. We are the masters of our destinies, or

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The a Priori Method in Economics – In Defence of Ludwig von Mises

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Philosophy.
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Reprinted from I gave a speech on this topic at the Libertarian Alliance in March. A link to the video recording of that speech ishere. The following essay covers similar ground but is not identical with the speech. I

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DS joins Mises Canada

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Interest in the Austrian School of Economics and the work of Ludwig von Mises has been on the rise for some time, and happily, this trend seems to be continuing, as can be seen, among other things, from the spread

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Insanity and Human Action

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by posted in Law, Philosophy.
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I just finished reading Insanity: the Idea and Its Consequences by Thomas Szasz, the renowned libertarian psychiatrist. In it, he stresses the importance of human action, praxiology, and even takes Ludwig von Mises to task for falling into the trap

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Joining the Board of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

There are many defining moments during the growth and success of every organization and today is such a day for the Mises Institute of Canada. It is with great honour that we can officially announce the addition of Walter Block,

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The Use of Knowledge at the Bank of Canada

Friday, August 16th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Methodology, Socialism.

The Bank of Canada’s latest quarterly review suffers from the fatal conceit. Although technically the whole central banking system is a fatal conceit, one of the articles particularly highlights the complete ignorance and arrogance of Canada’s central bankers. Nii Ayi

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The Mess the Bank Made… and Denies

Monday, December 17th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Education, Politics, Regulation.

Back in April, I reviewed a document called the “Financial System Review”, published semi-annually by the Bank of Canada.  Due to the dire warnings contained therein, I thought it necessary to produce a more user-friendly summary of the information the

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Why the Chicago Plan is flawed reasoning and would fail

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 by posted in Economics.
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(republished from “A View from the Trenches“) Click here to read this article in pdf format: November 10 2012 On October 21st, 2012, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote a note titled “IMF’s epic plan to conjure away debt and dethrone bankers”, on UK’s

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

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 by posted in Economics, History.
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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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Ron Paul: A Man of Character

Monday, August 27th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics.

It’s not often that you find someone in politics that has the character to do what’s right, and stand by what he believes regardless of the consequences to his career. It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in

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Tom Woods Weighs in on David Frum

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 by posted in Economics.
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[youtube_sc url=]   James E. Miller is editor-in-chief of Mises Canada. Send him mail

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Josh Barro’s and David Frum’s Pathetic Attack on Austrian Economics

Monday, July 9th, 2012 by posted in Economics.
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Josh Barro of Bloomberg has an interesting theory.  According to him, conservatives in modern day America have become so infatuated with the school of Austrian economics that they no longer listen to reason.  It is because of this diehard obsession


Forget the ‘Generational War.’ Blame the Government

Friday, June 8th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics, Regulation.
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This article appeared in today’s print and online edition of the National Post Within the pages of the National Post, a spat has erupted between writers David Cravit, John Moore and Barbara Kay. In light of the Quebec student protests,

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