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Tag: Mises.org
  • Want to Become Master of the Universe? Listen to Ralph Raico

    When a libertarian argues that the United States is an empire, that Woodrow Wilson was a tyrant, and that the Civil War was an unnecessary slaughter, he should expect Republicrats to pounce at the opportunity to challenge him. It’s simply human nature to try to smash a gadfly. This is especially true when said gadfly is directly challenging the deeply-enculturated, …

  • Progressivism originated in corporatism, not populism.

    Writing on the origins of the Federal Reserve, Murray Rothbard discussed the philosophy which helped produce it and which still dominates our political discourse today:  progressivism.  It’s not a commonly used word in modern politics, though it has of late become more popular as a self-descriptor on the left.  Nonetheless, progressivism is a philosophy of …

  • The Decline of the Dollar

    For most experts, deflation is bad news since it generates expectations for a further decline in prices. As a result, they believe, consumers postpone their buying of goods at present since they expect to buy these goods at a lower prices in the future. This weakens the overall flow of spending and in turn weakens …

  • The Costs of Carbon Legislation

    In light of recent discoveries from NASA about the nature of global climate change, Robert P. Murphy’s article on “The Costs of Carbon Legislation” at Mises.org is particularly relevant. Murphy seeks to counter arguments from Keynesian economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, who claims that carbon-controlling legislation will have little in the way of significant …

  • Defending the Austrian Business Cycle

    Robert Murphy addresses Australian economist John Quiggin’s recent critique of the Austrian theory of the business cycle on the Mises Daily blog, explaining the problems with the objections coming from Quiggin, who writes: To sum up, although the Austrian School was at the forefront of business cycle theory in the 1920s, it hasn’t developed in …

  • We could have a dragon.

    An old post I apparently missed on the Mises Economics Blog: My friend, not exactly a libertarian but not a socialist (pro-market, anti-war, anti-cop) — okay, pretty libertarian, actually — thinks that if the US government, for the last 40 years, had spent nothing on war or welfare or anything else, but retained the same …

  • Activism built on education

    Many of us, including myself, are sometimes guilty of leaping into certain areas of activism before having a complete grasp of the academic aspects involved.  During a tax day protest last week, I got into a debate with a lovely Keynesian (actually a really nice kid), and realized that understanding a concept on my own …

  • The Upside-down World of John Maynard Keynes

    During his speech at Wake Forest Monday evening, Ron Paul noted that the single person he would blame most for the current economic crisis is none other than the infamous John Maynard Keynes.  How applicable, then, that today mises.org posted a new article about this very man. The article discusses just how little Keynes actually …

  • War is peace, love is hate, and of course government-sponsored unionization is employee freedom.

    George Reisman discusses Mr. Obama’s lack of basic economic understanding in his article “‘Change’ Under Obama: From Dumb to Dumber and From Bad to Worse,” on Mises.org: In saying, “I don’t buy the argument that providing workers with collective-bargaining rights somehow weakens the economy or worsens the business environment,” President Obama confesses to not knowing …