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Planning for Freedom

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

37 min agoMises 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

Blog3 hours ago

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

Blog8 hours ago
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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Liberation from the Parasite State

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

07/18/2019Mises Daily Articles
Liberalism has many meanings, but I wish to maintain that the most authentic form of liberalism has been concerned above all with two things: the expansion of a free functioning civil society and the restriction of the activity of the state.
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Facebook's Fake Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/18/2019

The critical question is this: Is the Libra really good or sound — money? Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in the affirmative.

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Privatizing Public Lands Doesn't Mean Turning Them Into Shopping Centers

The Environment

Blog07/18/2019

Public lands already have value as nature preserves and tourist attractions. At the same time, the economic needs of ordinary human beings — which often require land development — shouldn't be ignored. 

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