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Teaching Mises and Rothbard in Poland

The FedGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

12/24/2015The Austrian
Former Mises Fellow and current economics professor Mateusz Machaj discusses free market reforms in Poland, central banking, and the lack of Polish appetite for joining the eurozone.

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Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom by Peter L.P. Simpson

Political Theory

12/07/2015The Austrian
It is remarkable, since Simpson is no libertarian, that his views on the state converge so substantially with views some libertarians have long defended.

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Beavis and Butt-Head Take Over Silicon Valley

Media and Culture

10/22/2015The Austrian
Mike Judge's Silicon Valley , takes a look at the entrepreneurs and capitalists of the high-tech world where oddball inventors learn the hard lessons of Economics 101. It turns out there's a lot more to making money than just being smart...

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A Visit to the Mises Institute

Media and Culture

10/09/2015The Austrian
Our visit was an opportunity to build lasting friendships with fine people and to see at first hand the wonderful work this privately funded organization is doing.

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The Future Is Decentralized

The EntrepreneurFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

10/06/2015The Austrian
In this adaptation of a Q and A session at the Mises Institute, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne discusses the potential for revolutionary change that could come to both markets and states with the spread of new technologies like the block chain.

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Trust Us, We're Superheroes

Media and CultureThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

09/25/2015The Austrian
Marvel Studios just keeps cranking out the superhero movies, and many of them present ambiguous messages about the state. But most of them do seem to stick to a central anti-state message: the government's next superweapon may destroy us...

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By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray

Political Theory

09/24/2015The Austrian
Charles Murray thinks that government has become arbitrary and tyrannical. In doing so, it has betrayed the “Madisonian” heritage of America, which strictly limited the power of the government to interfere with individual liberty...

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Why Government Hates Cash

Money and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

08/24/2015The Austrian
Governments have long hated physical cash because it allows for untraceable purchases. But a bigger problem for governments is the fact that holders of cash can signal a lack of trust in central banks by removing all their cash from the financial system.

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Cass Sunstein and "Libertarian" Paternalism

Big GovernmentThe Police StatePolitical Theory

08/18/2015The Austrian
Law professor and bureaucrat Cass Sunstein makes the case for what he calls "Libertarian Paternalism" in his new book Why Nudge? The problem, David Gordon explains, is that Sunstein's plan assumes rationality and good faith among the government agents who do the "nudging."...

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An International Austrian

Global EconomyHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/22/2015The Austrian
In this short interview, Carmen Elena Dorobăț, assistant professor of international business at Coventry University, discusses Austrian economics and her work as a summer Fellow at the Mises Institute.

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