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The Injustice of Social Justice

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/16/2011Mises Daily Articles
Social justice actually refers to an intention to use force to acquire one's desires. Not to earn desirable goods by rational thought and action, production and voluntary exchange, but to go in there and forcibly take goods from those who can supply them!
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What Is Prejudice?

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

03/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
What is described as prejudice is often nothing more than the sum total of a person's actual experience and learning, formed on the basis of observation of reality.
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Inflating Away Our Human Rights

Free MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

12/14/2009Mises Daily Articles
Now, under the influence of the antidiscrimination paradigm and "human rights" law, men are being told that their human dignity requires the enslavement of a woman who does not wish to provide them with a holiday tour.
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"It's Discrimination!"

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/09/2009Mises Daily Articles
There is a serious danger in the refusal to acknowledge the inferential and moral legitimacy of instances of rational discrimination.
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On "Private Tyrannies"

Corporate WelfareOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/22/2009Mises Daily Articles
The economic power of private business organizations, even the so-called "private tyrannies," is justified by the fact that the use of economic power involves no initiation of force against any other person or their property.
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The Language of Government Decisions

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

10/10/2007Mises Daily Articles
The government is thus able to anesthetize the public to tolerate — and indeed expect — decisions that are made without regard to right or wrong, but solely on the basis of the relative political influence of rent seekers and property owners.
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Does Capitalism Make Us More Materialistic?

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

09/10/2007Mises Daily Articles
Free-market capitalism and the abundance of wealth that it produces therefore lead us to both material abundance and nonmaterial satisfaction.
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