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 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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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 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...

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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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 and it's easier to make comments...

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"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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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ABCT and the Community Reinvestment Act

BlogDecember 26, 2012

Austrian business cycle theory explains the general pattern of the boom-bust cycle — credit expansion, lowered interest rates, malinvestment, crash, liquidation — but the particulars differ in each historical case. (Austrians sometimes...

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J. Wiltz


J. Wiltz writes from Anyang, South Korea, where he teaches English and blogs at A Day with J....

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