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Goods Can Never Be Distributed "Equally" — Especially Not In a Socialist Regime

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog06/05/2018

There is no truly equal way to distribute goods. But capitalism offers a way for more people to benefit from the process of bidding for those goods and services.

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Who is Murray Rothbard?

BiographiesFree MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2018Audio/Video
David Gordon discusses Murray Rothbard’s contributions to economic theory and their broader historical context.

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Chick-fil-A Mocks the Lefty Myth About Wage Stagnation

Free MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog06/04/2018

So impressive is compensation in the U.S. that even fast food businesses are bidding up wages to compete.

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What the Supreme Court Got Wrong in Its Gay-Wedding Cake Decision

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPrivate Property

Blog06/04/2018

There's really no need to do legal gymnastics about religious freedom. A simple respect for property rights solves the problem of forced baking of gay-wedding cakes.

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Peter Bos and the Road to Freedom

Political Theory

Blog06/04/2018

"The greatest fallacy of the classical liberals was their assumption that a constitutionally limited state government was necessary."

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In Defense of "Extreme Apriorism"

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

06/02/2018Mises Daily Articles
Some propositions need only to be stated to become at once evident to the self, and the action axiom is just such a proposition.

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Tom Wolfe, RIP

Media and Culture

Blog06/02/2018

“The heart of my thinking is that language is man-made ... and it is only language that enables human beings to control nature.”

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No, the President Isn't "Running the Country"

Booms and BustsTaxes and Spending

Blog06/02/2018

Behind the scenes, the great machine of government churns along, often in complete disregard to the president or his stated policies.

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"Free" College Comes at a Price

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog06/01/2018

In order to abolish tuition fees, governments must find other ways to limit costs. These methods are not without their down side. 

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The Role of Shadow Banking in the Business Cycle

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/01/2018

The history of shadow banking development confirms Mises’s thesis that each government intervention leads to unintended consequences.

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