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LECTURE EXCERPT: What is Economic Law?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/09/2013

Excerpted from Lecture 3 of Robert Murphy's "Basics of Economics: Action and Exchange", which is available as an independent study course. Sign up for Dr. Murphy's...

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Judge Napolitano on the Pope's Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/05/2013

Mises Institute Distinguished Scholar Judge Napolitano today examines the current Pope's economics:

Traditional Catholic social teaching imposes on all of us a moral obligation to...

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A Mises Institute Guide to Nobel Winners Fama and Shiller

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/15/2013

Not surprisingly, the work of this week's new Nobel prize winners have been the subject of several critiques here at the Mises Institute:

Today's Mises Daily article...

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Taking Government Money

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/09/2012

Taking Government Money

Austrian influenced economist Mark Skousen recently turned 65 and faced a dilemma many us have or will soon take – should we take social security ‘benefits’?

The issue is part of a...

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Is Obama more Austrian than Clinton?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog03/26/2008

Here is a funny column on Marketwatch that argues that "While Obama, despite his University of Chicago connections, is no Friedrich Hayek, he is...

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Free Markets in Good Times, Big Government in Bad Times

Media and CultureMoney and BanksPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/20/2008

Larry Elliott in the Guardian writes that

Every parent with a stroppy teenager knows the feeling. After relentless pressure, mum or dad gives in to demands that they drop...

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Mencken on the Police

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2008

We are preparing to print Notes on Democracy, the hard-to-find book by H.L. Mencken--strongly recommended to us by William Peterson--and I just can't resist quoting the following, which is just a slight sample of what is emerging from the remarkable 1920 treatise. Here is Mencken on security...

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From Legotown to Communist Utopia

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2008

A commentator on this blog draws our attention to this piece on the site Rethinking Schools. It is called "Why We Banned Legos." It is indeed an amazing piece of work, a perfect distillation of the romantic...

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Cold Wave Attributed to Global Warming

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/13/2008

Huh? That's right.

"The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of India could be attributed to global warming, experts said on Tuesday here at an environmental conference. Addressing the '...

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