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Mises DailyJune 7, 1999
The use and abuse of a nebulous slogan. (Commentary by Tibor R. Machan)

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A Live Blog From Salamanca

Mises DailyOctober 30, 2009
Our talks today were in the Chapter room where Francisco Vitoria taught and the professors of the 15th and 16th centuries gave papers for each other before their public presentations at the university.

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Zoning Laws Destroy Communities

Mises DailyApril 30, 2010
Zoning laws are a violation of property rights.

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Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities?

Mises DailyMay 1, 2004
We have heard all the claims 10,000 times, and here William Anderson deals with the main ones.

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To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce L. Benson

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
T o Serve and Protect is a breath of fresh air in the fog of mainstream recommendations concerning security, crime, and punishment. In the mainstream literature, liberals typically regard the offender as the victim of an egoistic society and conservatives typically say that the only way to reduce...

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The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment

The Journal of Libertarian Studies
We hear a lot of expressed concern about conserving the environment, but no one talks much about producing it. Why not manufacture it competitively and sell it in the free market like other goods and services—and even bundle it with product support? As a matter of fact, that is being done. It...

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Community Norms for Punishment and Restitution

Audio/VideoMarch 14, 2010
Recorded 13 March 2010 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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Twilight of Authority

BooksJune 1, 1975
Alberto Mingardi writes: Professor Nisbet explores in depth two surprisingly related issues, which he has yet touched in other works such as the famous The Quest for Community: first, the aggressive habits of power, and second, the relationship between the decline of traditional morality and rise...

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Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity, by Robert Weissberg

Mises ReviewJuly 1, 1999
Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age. Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age.

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Review of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce Benson

The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This is the most important book on public policy to be published in a long time. Benson takes on the most pervasive government activity, the criminal justice system, and addresses the critical issue of our high crime rate. There are no clear “academic” solutions to this problem, but...

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Review of The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society, by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, and Alexander Tobarrok, eds.

Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Perhaps the best concise summary of this book is given by editor Alexander Tabarrok in his concluding chapter. As he points out, where most urbanists see market failures,

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C. Jay Engel

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C. Jay Engel is an investment advisor at The Sullivan Group, an independent, Austrian-School oriented, wealth management firm in northern California. He is especially interested in wealth preservation in lieu...

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The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China

We're being told to blame the current market volatility and emerging crisis on oil prices, China, and a "...

Nicholas von Hoffman

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Nicholas von Hoffman (born October 16, 1929) is an American journalist and author. He worked as a community organizer for Saul Alinsky in Chicago for ten years from 1953 to...

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Mercy Mission?

Civilian casualties have become the norm.

The New Despotism

BooksJune 15, 1976
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJune 15, 1988
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 1929
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksFebruary 27, 1952
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 1956
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Biography of Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966): Humane Economist

Papers of InterestAugust 1, 2007
"I champion an economic order ruled by free prices and markets...the only economic order compatible with human freedom." Wilhelm Röpke devoted his scholarly career to combating collectivism in economic, social, and political theory. As a student and proponent of the Austrian School, he...

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F A Hayek

Biography of F. A. Hayek (1899-1992)

Papers of InterestAugust 1, 2007
"A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers." F. A. Hayek is undoubtedly the most eminent of the modern Austrian economists. Student of Friedrich von Wieser, protégé and colleague of Ludwig von Mises, and foremost representative of...

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