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Sean Parr

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Mises's Defense of Liberty: A Critique

Abstract: What this paper attempts to demonstrate is that, in his treatise Liberalism , Mises’s defense of...

Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski

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Legal Polycentrism, the Circularity Problem, and the Regression Theorem of Institutional Development

ABSTRACT : The circularity problem states that before legal polycentrists can employ price theoretic arguments...

Legal Monocentrism and the Paradox of Government

In this paper I shall argue that, in contrast to its monocentric counterpart, only the institutional framework of...

Lorenz Kraus

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Lorenz Kraus is a 2009 MBA graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is founder of the Tax Free City Project: Kisscoin.us. Kisscoin is a land ticket collectible used to...

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The Fantasy of Wealth Redistribution

By their nature, capital goods cannot be redistributed among the people in any sense that results in equality and...

Adrián Osvaldo Ravier

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Adrián Ravier holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and is professor and research fellow of the School of Business at Francisco Marroquín...

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The Natural Rate of Interest Rule

This article reviews the Fed’s performance with particular emphasis on its contribution to the 2008 crisis and then...

Globalization and Peace: A Hayekian Perspective

Abstract: In his Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1967, p.168), Nobel Prize laureate...

Scott N. Duryea

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William Pitt, the Bank of England, and the 1797 Suspension of Specie Payments: Central Bank War Finance During the Napoleonic Wars

Abstract: Modern military engagements are made possible by a state’s ability to easily acquire revenue. By either...

Isaac M. Morehouse

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Isaac Morehouse works for the Institute for Humane Studies where he helps raise support for the Institute's programs.

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Areopagitica: Milton’s Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought

Abstract: This article draws general economic arguments against central planning, state licensure and regulation...

Environmental Protection Is a Consumption Good

If you are lost in the woods on the brink of starvation, you are less likely to look at a frog and think, "I hope...

Nicholas Dykes

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When Is a Monopoly Not a Monopoly? A Reply to Tibor Machan

Abstract: Accused by Tibor Machan of equivocation and psychologising in Machan’s 2008 book Anarchism/Minarchism,...

Benjamin Marks

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Benjamin Marks is a comedy writer based in Sydney, Australia. He is editor of the print and online Misesian magazine Capitalism.HK, published by Hong Kong's...

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Grounding Political Debate

Abstract: This essay is intentionally one-sided. Almost all other essays by either defenders of capitalism (...

Archipelagos of Educational Chaos

The defense of government schooling, like government itself, is based on fallacies. In this article, I directly...

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Philipp Bagus

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Philipp Bagus is professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He is a Fellow of the Mises Institute, an IREF Scholar, and the author of numerous books including In Defense...

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Money & Banking

This three-lecture course presents a coherent Austrian economics approach to money and banking.

The Tragedy of the Euro

Bagus explains that the Euro is not what the older classical liberals had hoped for, but instead is a politically...

Graham Dawson

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Graham Dawson is visiting fellow in the Max Beloff Centre for the Study of Liberty at the University of Buckingham.

 

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Free Markets, Property Rights and Climate Change: How to Privatize Climate Policy

Abstract: The goal has been to devise a strategy that protects as much as possible the rights and liberties of all...

Privatizing Climate Policy

There is no secure foundation in climate science for the current policy rhetoric; governments simply lack the...

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