Search

Levittown, Penn

Don't Blame the Whole Housing Bubble on CRA

BlogApril 30, 2014

Newly-released memos from the Clinton presidential library reveal a little more about the scope of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities in the years leading up to the collapse of the housing bubble.  For those unfamiliar with the home-loan industry, the Community Revinvestment...

Read more

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.

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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.

Read more

The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
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...

Read more

Community Norms for Punishment and Restitution

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

Read more

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

Journals
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

Read more

Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity, by Robert Weissberg

JournalsJuly 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.

Read more

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

Journals
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,

Read more

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

Journals
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...

Read more

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

Journals
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...

Read more

new

Welcome to the New Mises Blog!

BlogNovember 18, 2014

Well, it's a new look

The new blog features all the same authors as the old blog, known as "The Circle Bastiat" and the "Mises Economics Blog." 

But now the blog site is fully integrated into Mises.org and it's easier to make comments...

Read more

Recent Translations of 'Mises Daily' and Blog Articles

BlogSeptember 15, 2014
http://www.misesde.org/?p=8490

Read more

"Last Knight" Live Blog 15 — Greg Ransom

BlogNovember 13, 2007

Can we capture the error of "scientism" in a single reminder? Let's give it a try. Here's the reminder: the error of "scientism" arises when a scientist practices "explanation" by the elimination or the forgetting of non-eliminable components of the problem...

Read more

Last Knight Live Blog 11 Kraus

BlogOctober 24, 2007
Chapter 8 bears the title of Mises's second book, Nation, State, and Economy, and is devoted to a careful exposition and comprehensive theoretical analysis of the key factors that led to the disastrous World War I.Keeping the context of the general state of intellectual atmosphere of the...

Read more

Zoning Laws Destroy Communities

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

Read more

Dear Prof. Hoppe (a blog of appreciation),

BlogFebruary 11, 2005
It is difficult to know where to begin this "letter". For the past several days, most of us have harshly criticized the disgusting display of political correctness and spinelessness at the UNLV. However, I would like to take an opportunity to thank you for everything that you mean to the Austrian...

Read more

Last Knight Live Blog 9 Kraus

BlogOctober 17, 2007
In this second installment on the analytically very significant chapter 6, Treatise on Money, our main focus will be on the issue of non-neutrality of money, an aspect that played a particularly important role in Mises's writings on the problems of monetary order and inflation.Despite the...

Read more

Keep Up With the Week's Events on the Blog, Twitter, and Instagram

BlogJuly 18, 2014
We'll be regularly updating you on upcoming talks and events all week during Mises University beginning Sunday evening. See here for the free live video feeds, and the Twitter feed,...

Read more