Political Theory

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The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/25/2017
One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.

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Mises and Cosmopolitanism

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog09/20/2017
Like Mises himself, the Mises Institute seeks "the perfect cooperation of all mankind, taking place peacefully and without friction."

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Ludwig von Mises and the Real Meaning of Liberalism

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog09/11/2017
Ludwig von Mises's book on liberalism is as important now as when he originally wrote it nine decades ago.

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How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

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America's Two Democracies

Political Theory

Blog08/29/2017
Government has a measure of control over markets, but the ultimate results are determined by the minute-to-minute decisions of the buyers and customers.

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The Subsidiarity Principle

Political Theory

Blog08/28/2017
Subsidiarity is the most realistic, pragmatic approach to creating more freedom in our lifetimes.

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Waiting for a Republican Rollback of Government? Don't Hold Your Breath

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2017
The Republicans failed on health care, but now they are offering a new plan for tax and spending cuts, with a promise of smaller government.

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Violence: How It's Different From Market Exchange

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/03/2017
Not all human action is truly voluntary in the marketplace. Violence can be used to distort and force a wide variety of relationship among human beings.

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The First Economics Lesson

Political Theory

Blog08/01/2017
The inherent difficulties of economics would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by the intervention of special interests.

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Can the UK's Jacob Rees-Mogg Put the Conservatives Back on Track?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/01/2017
After a months of retreating on Brexit, and a botched election, the British Conservatives need a hard-line position on free trade and de-regulation.

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