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Myth and Truth About Libertarianism

Free MarketsPolitical TheorySubjectivism

1 hour agoMises Daily Articles
Here are six common myths often heard about libertarianism.
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Tolkien, Christianity, and the State

Media and Culture

Blog4 hours ago

It may be that Tolkien and Ahmari’s differing views on power stem from a fundamental disagreement about the nature of good and evil on this earth.

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Why Powell Fears a Gold Standard

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog8 hours ago

The fact that politicians, central bankers, and “too big to fail” bankers all oppose a gold standard is a tacit admission that hard money would serve as an effective constraint on their activities.

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Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

Blog9 hours ago

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking about real money.”

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Planning for Freedom

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

07/19/2019Mises Daily Articles
There is no other means to attain full employment, rising real wage rates and a high standard of living for the common man than private initiative and free enterprise.
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A Bookmaker With the Mind of Mencken

Book Reviews


After quoting H.L. Mencken’s famous quip, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people,” Andrews wonders, “I don’t know if old H.L. was a bookmaker, but he would have been a great one if he had been.”

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You May Be Biased — But That Doesn't Make You Wrong

Philosophy and Methodology

Yes, many researchers are biased. But as Mises noted: "Reference to a thinker's bias is no substitute for a refutation of his doctrines by tenable arguments."
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