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It's Time to Rethink Everything

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsPolitical Theory

04/06/2011Mises Daily Articles
What's especially brilliant about Ron's new book is that he doesn't just deal in abstractions. He takes on 50 difficult areas of politics today and shines a new light of liberty on each of them. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and then enlightenment.
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Is QE3 Ahead?

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

03/18/2011Mises Daily Articles
History is littered with monetary managers who believed they were in total control — until the disaster hit.
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Conservatives versus Freedom

Free MarketsThe Police State

02/18/2011Mises Daily Articles
When the Egyptian protests first broke out, most Americans celebrated. Though Mubarak's military must still be circumvented or overthrown, the revolt has spread, like a cleansing fire, to Bahrain, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, and beyond. What is all this all about? Thanks to Western rule since...
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Hazlitt and Keynes: Opposite Callings

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

02/07/2011Mises Daily Articles
Keynes and Hazlitt: their lives and loyalties are a study in contrast — and mostly of choices born of internal conviction, in Hazlitt's case, or lack thereof, in Keynes's case.
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A People's Uprising Against the Empire

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

02/01/2011Mises Daily Articles
More than the anti-Soviet protests of the late 1980s, the Egyptian uprisings reveal what might eventually come home to the American empire itself, under the right conditions and at the right time.
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I Don't Like Ike

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

01/31/2011Mises Daily Articles
The Cold War was an unprecedented form of peacetime socialism, designed to appeal to big business, and Eisenhower became its spokesman. Savvy libertarians knew exactly what was going on and supported Cold War opponent Robert Taft.
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The Unthinking Right

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

01/07/2011Mises Daily Articles
What's weird is the world of <i>National Review</i>, where it troubles no one to call for huge spending cuts and slashing government at the domestic level while defending the worst form of global imperialism abroad, complete with reflexive defenses of every violation of human rights and...
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What's Wrong with the Job Market?

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyBusiness CyclesInterventionism

12/06/2010Mises Daily Articles
Why is unemployment stuck at 10 percent in the narrowest measure and as high as 30 percent for some demographics? The usual answer is that the broad economy is not recovering. That's true but superficial; it explains nothing. We have a problem of a specific kind with the job market.
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Block's Building Blocks

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

11/22/2010Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard, in his life, was known as Mr. Libertarian. We can make a solid case that the title now belongs to Walter Block, a student of Rothbard's whose own vita is as thick as a phone book, as diverse as Wikipedia.
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The Mystery of FDR Unraveled

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

10/28/2010Mises Daily Articles
As Mark Thornton has shown, the big legislative change that FDR made at the start of his presidency, the decision that affected every single American citizen from one coast to the other, was the repeal of the 13-year hell of Prohibition.
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