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The Constitution or Utilitarianism?

Free MarketsLegal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. Economy

05/17/2010Mises Daily Articles
He offers a Kantian justification for political economy in the style of Buchanan; and he maintains that this view of things is at the root of the American Republic. Readers of a libertarian bent will not be fully satisfied; but Roth's carefully argued book deserves, and rewards, close study.
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The Siren Song of Pax Americana

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

05/11/2010Mises Daily Articles
"The financial burdens of hegemony are difficult to overestimate. "
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The Person with the Bomb Rules

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/04/2010Mises Daily Articles
The constitutional arrangement is far from perfect. But, at least if its provisions are obeyed, there is a barrier imposed on arbitrary and secret rule by one person.
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Can Society Be Organized Like a Camping Trip?

Free MarketsMedia and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

04/28/2010Mises Daily Articles
The lesson of Mises and Hayek is clear: there is no substitute for the private ownership. Without it, economic calculation in a modern economy cannot take place.
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What Has Austrian Economics to Do with Literature?

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsMedia and Culture

04/14/2010Mises Daily Articles
The world is the product not of justice or of beneficent design, but of human limitations. Out of ignorance, and in the chaos of conflict, the world is built and rebuilt.
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Best Books Criticizing Keynesian Economics

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Presented by David Gordon at "The Failure of the Keynesian State," the Mises Circle in Houston, sponsored by Jeremy S. Davis. Recorded Saturday, 23 January 2010. Includes introductory remarks by former Mises Institute president Douglas E. French.
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Five Best Books on the Current Crisis

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMedia and CultureAustrian Economics Overview

Recorded at the Mises Circle in Newport Beach, California, on November 14th, 2009. Sponsored by Louis E. Carabini. Includes an introduction by Douglas E. French.
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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture, by Paul A. Cantor and Stephen Cox

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10/01/2009Mises Review
The contributors to this outstanding collection of essays propose a revolution in literary criticism — a revolution, moreover, that has as its heart the application of Austrian economics.
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Against Preemptive Strike

BiographiesMedia and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurship

09/30/2009Mises Daily Articles
"We" were the people, suddenly staring at the fact that we had assumed ultimate and unlimited liability — moral, physical, and financial — for the outcome of war on three continents, for the survival of the British Empire, and for the utter destruction of Hitler.
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A Truly Austrian Treatise

Free MarketsMedia and CultureHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

09/17/2009Mises Daily Articles
Reisman shows himself ever alert to defend capitalism against objection, and I found especially impressive his demolition of Marx's argument that profit derives from exploiting labor.
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