Help Us Build a Future of Liberty

Mises DailyDecember 11, 2010
I would like to tell you more about our philosophy and the work that we do, with the hope that you will join me in <a href="">becoming a financial supporter</a>...

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The Possibility of Private Law

Mises DailyAugust 3, 2005
Can free enterprise be the sole provider of law and justice? Robert Murphy, author of <a href="">Chaos Theory</a>, writes that the idea is often dismissed out of hand...

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Teaching Tomorrow's Economists

Mises DailyMarch 9, 2012
The <a href="">Teacher's Manual</a> is now available for my introductory textbook, <em><a href="">Lessons...

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What's So Great about Representative Government?

Mises DailyDecember 7, 2010
As Hans-Hermann Hoppe has <a href="">noted</a>, democracy is owned by no one. But neither is representative government. Both are marked by infantilized societies: time preference shortens, current consumption trumps...

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A Sanctuary for Freedom

Mises DailySeptember 9, 2005
Defending freedom in good times is essential for the future of civilization. But doing so in times of crisis and calamity is even more important. Consider also <a href="">helping the Mises Institute</a> as we come to freedom's defense in...

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The Economics of Illusion

Mises DailyJuly 3, 2009
The community of soft-currency countries is not a community of economic conditions but a community of lax monetary and fiscal policies, a community of ignorance about monetary theory, of inexperience with monetary policy, and of political doctrinaire stubbornness.

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
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 New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
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 Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
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

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"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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BlogOctober 17, 2007

The incredible popularity of the Mises Institute's website is due mainly to the great content it contains, but no one would know about all that content without the software behind it. While I wrote the content management system for, I couldn't...

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Idiot Patrol

BlogMarch 2, 2005

The incredible frenzy generated by UNLV's failure to defend Hans-Hermann Hoppe's academic freedom continues to produce fallout for both Hoppe and libertarian theory.

On the one hand, there is the inspiring list of names at the Hoppe Victory...

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Freedom and Fairness

Mises DailyDecember 2, 2002
John Rawls's political theory remains a formidable competitor with that proposed by classical liberals and libertarians, writes Carmen Pavel. Because he has shaped the main conversation, true liberals need to take on his powerful legacy if only to better understand and strengthen the positions they...

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Your Home is Your Cottage

Mises DailySeptember 8, 2005
"Anti-mansionization" ordinances, writes Adam Summers, hit at a fundamental right that Americans have long taken for granted: the right to build or buy the biggest home you can afford.

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Al Gore and media consolidation

BlogAugust 28, 2006

Mr. Inconvenience is telling us that "democracy is under attack", that "democracy is a conversation" and that media organizations are obtaining greater political and economic power.

Al Gore goes after...

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Regression Theorem and Bitcoin

BlogDecember 29, 2013

Here is a letter I received about the Regression theorem:

I've been thinking through this for a few days and wondered if you had any insight -- is the Regression Theorem a praxeological statement, or is it a heuristic device?
If it is a...

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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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Best Libertarian/Classical Liberal Group Academic Blog

BlogNovember 29, 2005
The Mises blog is a nominee in this contest at the Liberty & Power blog. ...

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The Theory of Money and Credit p. 386

The greater the fund of means of subsistence in a community, the lower the rate of interest.

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