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"Libertarian" Is Just Another Word for (Classical) Liberal

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog09/12/2019

"Libertarianism" is very much a part of what is now known as "classical" liberalism — the influential free-market ideology of the nineteenth century whose effects and legacy are still felt today.

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How the World Views Libertarianism

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog09/10/2019

Among themselves, libertarians often see important dividing lines among various factions in terms of social views and lifestyles. But most on the outside define libertarianism as being overwhelmingly for one thing: excessive and "dogmatic" devotion to free markets.

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Government Won't Save Us From "Woke" Corporations

Political Theory

Blog09/05/2019

The last thing we need is a government "solution" to corporate efforts to crush speech and dissenting opinions. Answers lie in the marketplace.

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Auberon Herbert On Self Defense

Political Theory

Blog08/16/2019

"If the self is the real property of the individual, force may be employed to repel the force that would take from an individual this special bit of property in himself."

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A World of Malice

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog08/12/2019

Jeff Deist reviews Michael Malice's The New Right in the forthcoming September/October issue of The Austrian.

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Nation and State Are Two Different Things

Political Theory

Blog08/05/2019

On a recent mountain-climbing trip to Russia, it became very clear how nation and state are two very different ideas. Most everyone I encountered was proud of his nation. Few had much good to stay about their states.

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Envy, Inc.

Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog05/22/2019

Why do so many people resent capitalism, even when they benefit enormously from it?

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Against the Primacy of Politics — Against the Overestimation of Majority Principle

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2019

The Swiss “Landsgemeinde” assembly provides some insight into how to create a less-bad form of political power. But that's still worse than true self-determination.

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Why Do Socialists Hate Families?

Political Theory

Blog04/26/2019

Families provide an example of social bonds without private property, prices, and “capitalist exploitation.” So, it's odd that Marx wanted to abolish the family.

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