War and Foreign Policy

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Microeconomics of War

War and Foreign Policy


The old Keynesian idea that war is good for the economy is not taken seriously by anyone outside the New York Times op-ed page. But much of the discussion still focuses on macroeconomic effects.

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The 200th Anniversary of the Hartford Convention

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


The Hartford Convention is known now, as much as it is remembered, as an ideological precursor to Southern secession in 1860 and 1861....

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If the FBI Says It, It Must Be True

The Police StateWar and Foreign Policy


Why do so many people who claim to be against big government believe everything the government says about foreign policy? 


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Rothbard: Was the American Revolution Radical?

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


In chapter 80 of Conceived in Libertyhis history of the American Revolution, Rothbard addresses modern attempts to re-frame the American Revolution as some sort of "conservative...

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Woodrow Wilson’s Faith in War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Laurence Vance reviews Malcolm D. Magee's new book on Woodrow Wilson.


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The October Issue of The Free Market Is Online!

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking


In case you missed it, be sure and check out the October issue of The Free Market, now online at Mises.org.

October's issue features a short adaptation of Jörg Guido Hülsmann's...

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Military Socialism

War and Foreign PolicyEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought


There’s a long history of comparing market competition to warfare. Game theorists, for example, sometimes use metaphors borrowed from military strategy to talk...

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Poland to German Taxpayers: Subsidize our National Defense!

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy


Coming in Monday's Mises Daily, Patrick Barron will explore the moral hazard that often plagues collective security organizations like NATO. Why be careful, responsible, and restrained with your own defense when you can get the taxpayers in a...

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Ron Paul on the Latest Anti-Russia Sanctions

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism


From a free-market perspective, trade sanctions are always immoral and illegitimate because they restrict trade and free choice among individuals. Arguably, they are even worse when instituted for purposes of provoking war, as is the case with the Obama administration and Russia. Ron Paul...

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