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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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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog09/18/2017
Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/05/2017
No, race relations aren't getting worse. They're far better than they were decades ago, and the marketplace has been a key factor in improving matters.

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The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Still Alive and Well

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog09/04/2017
CNBC tells us that Hurricane Harvey may be good for the economy by increasing inflation, and driving up demand. CNBC is, of course, wrong.

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How to Look at Tariffs

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2017
The upshot is that protectionism is not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense.

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Rick Perry — and His Critics — Still Don't Understand Say's Law

Free MarketsProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2017
How do you do away with a “Law” that had been core to economists’ understanding of the market economy for 150 years? You misrepresent it.

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The "Science" of Liberty

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/10/2017
Some day, perhaps, liberty and “libertarian studies” will be recognized as an independent, though related, part of the academic curriculum.

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More Solar Jobs Is a Curse, Not a Blessing

The EnvironmentFree MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog06/05/2017
Wind and solar are simply a bad deal for consumers, workers and the environment. Another example of government policy having nothing to do with reality.

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