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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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Don't Blame the Whole Housing Bubble on CRA

BlogApril 30, 2014

Newly-released memos from the Clinton presidential library reveal a little more about the scope of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities in the years leading up to the collapse of the housing bubble.  For those unfamiliar with the home-loan industry, the Community Revinvestment...

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Labor Monopolies or Freedom

BooksJune 15, 2009
Labor unions are today the sacred cows. Most writers and speakers are afraid to expose the anti-social tendencies of organized labor, for if they do so, they know they themselves will be denounced as fascists, anti-labor, labor baiters, and reactionaries.

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The Myth of a Guilty Nation

BooksAugust 11, 2011
This is Albert Jay Nock's first great anti-war book, a cause he backed his entire life as an essential component of a libertarian outlook...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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The School of Salamanca

BooksJune 11, 2009
The thinkers of the Salamanca School were pro-market, pro-hard money, anti-state in many ways, pro-property, and pro-merchant to a surprising extent. Their theoretical orientation was subjectivist, marginalist, and process oriented. In other words, the Salamanca School represented a kind of proto-...

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Mises.org RSS Feed

BlogOctober 10, 2003

 Following many requests, Mises.org now offers an RSS Feed to the blog and daily articles. This allows individuals to access content via a...

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RSS to the RSScue

BlogNovember 18, 2004
For those who have too many sites and blogs to read, RSS has been a godsend: no more surfing. You need a news aggregator (SharpReader, RSSReader, or one of many others) and you are off and running. The Mises Institute...

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Pope's Right-Hand Man Joins Anti-Market Crusade

BlogJune 4, 2014
220px-OscarKardinalRodriguezThe latest volley in war against free markets by clergymen continues with June 3rd's...

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Does Wal-Mart Destroy Communities?

Mises DailyMay 1, 2004
We have heard all the claims 10,000 times, and here William Anderson deals with the main ones.

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Community Norms for Punishment and Restitution

Audio/VideoMarch 14, 2010
Recorded 13 March 2010 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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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

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Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity, by Robert Weissberg

JournalsJuly 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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Review of The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society, by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, and Alexander Tobarrok, eds.

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Perhaps the best concise summary of this book is given by editor Alexander Tabarrok in his concluding chapter. As he points out, where most urbanists see market failures,

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

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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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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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