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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In 1954, after a lifetime of serious theoretical work in economic science, Mises turned his attention to one of the great puzzles of all time: discovering why the intellectuals hate capitalism.

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The Anti-Imperialism of Mises

Mises DailyJune 25, 2013
Could there be a more doleful proof of the sterility of European civilization than that it can be spread by no other means than fire and sword?

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The Anti-Capitalists: Barbarians at the Gate

Mises DailyMarch 24, 2008
Liberalism … if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property , that is, private ownership of the means of production...

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Anti-War Heroes

Mises DailyFebruary 10, 2000
You may never have heard of them, but they battled against the main cause of state expansion in the 20th century.

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Today's Anti-Capitalists Ignore the Fundamental Problems of Socialism

Mises DailyJuly 27, 2015
Full-on anti-capitalism is again fashionable. The supporters of the latest surge in socialist sympathy relies on the idea that socialism can better deliver a decent standard of living. But without functioning markets, such a goal will prove impossible.

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Greece’s Biggest Problem Is Its Anti-Capitalist Culture

Mises DailyJuly 8, 2015
Like Argentina and Venezuela, Greece's economy is plagued not just by institutional problems, but by a pervasive anti-capitalism that continually cripples the ability of individual Greeks to build wealth and a solid economy...

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The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Anti-Market Ideology

Mises DailyMarch 1, 2004
The battle for liberty is in the end a battle over ideas, writes Jude Blanchette. If the last testament of one of the last great socialists of our time is any indication, the struggle for freedom and capitalism is indeed a hopeful one. And yet, while the world can live without the ideas of Pierre...

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Anti-Free Traders, The

Institute PublicationsMay 1, 1996
To the outside world, it appears that all economists agree: free trade can never be compromised. Inside, the picture is far more complicated. Good economists, preeminently the Austrian School, favor liberty across the board. Yet among the mainstream, economists who favor big government at home...

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Anti-Interventionism of Herbert Hoover

Institute Publications
"We are passing through the most serious moment in the history of the world since the year 410 A.D.-the year of the fall of the Roman Empire and the capture of Rome by the barbarian king, Alaric." So commented Herbert Hoover on May 25, 1940, to the bar association of Nassau County, New...

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Early Anti-Imperialism

JournalsAugust 6, 2014
The anti-imperialist American youth of today are, without realizing it. following in a great tradition of modern anti-imperislism inaugurated during the burgeoning of US imperialism at the time of the Spanish-American War. This applies not only to the opposition as a whole, hut even to such tactics...

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The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment

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We hear a lot of expressed concern about conserving the environment, but no one talks much about producing it. Why not manufacture it competitively and sell it in the free market like other goods and services—and even bundle it with product support? As a matter of fact, that is being done. It...

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Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity, by Robert Weissberg

Institute PublicationsJuly 1, 1999
Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age. Professor Weissberg has taken on, in exemplary fashion, one of the major myths of our age.

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To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce L. Benson

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T o Serve and Protect is a breath of fresh air in the fog of mainstream recommendations concerning security, crime, and punishment. In the mainstream literature, liberals typically regard the offender as the victim of an egoistic society and conservatives typically say that the only way to reduce...

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Review of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce Benson

Institute Publications
This is the most important book on public policy to be published in a long time. Benson takes on the most pervasive government activity, the criminal justice system, and addresses the critical issue of our high crime rate. There are no clear “academic” solutions to this problem, but...

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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part 1

Institute Publications
The origins of liberal anti-statism go back at least to the radical dissent of the Levellers in the English Revolution of the seventeenth century. Their efforts to defend themselves against the power of the state, which wanted to control of prohibit their religious practices, resulted in some of...

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Anti-war Abolitionists: The Peace Movement's Split Over the Civil War

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Since the victors of warfare write the histories, one must look long and hard to find recognition of the radical critics of any given war. No matter how substantial or respectable anti-war sentiment may be as a conflict approaches, once the pro-war spirit gets rolling, like a snowball down a...

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Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule And the Anti-Corn-Law League

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From the time of its formation in 1839 until the repeal of the corn laws seven years later, the Anti-Corn-Law League agitated virtually without interruption for the total and immediate repeal of those laws which restricted by high import duties the importation of foreign grain into Britain. Headed...

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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part 2

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Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide more cheaply and more efficiently the service of police protection of life, liberty and property. Hitherto, this had been considered to be the monopoly of the state, and it was...

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Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788

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Historians increasingly recognize the important role that considerations of foreign policy played in shaping the Constitution.' Leading Federalists, many of whom had had experience abroad negotiating treaties or procuring foreign loans, were acutely sensitive to the demands of power politics...

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Review of Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood by Robert Mayhew

Institute Publications
In this article, Stephen Cox reviews Robert Mayhew's Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood. Volume 19, Number 4 (2005)...

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