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Tag: Mises
  • Jeff Deist at Lock Haven University

    On Thursday, November 10th, 2016, at 7:00pm, Jeff Deist, president of The Mises Institute, spoke on ‘The Limits of Politics’. Attendance was about 220 people. We filled up the room, and even ran out of chairs! Mr. Deist spoke on the benefits of decentralized government, including how the people have a much louder voice in …

  • SimCity and Society

    Earlier this month, Electronic Arts released its latest installment of SimCity, the ever-popular city-simulation franchise. Writing at the New York Times, Stephen Totilo suggested that, “The new SimCity has all the potential to be a fascinating social experiment.” I think there’s even more to it. Besides being a social experiment, SimCity can also reveal some …

  • Contra-Idealism

    Many people criticize libertarians (and anarchists) for being too idealistic. “Sure, that all sounds great,” the argument goes, “but it can’t work in practice.” Greedy capitalists will exploit honest, hard-working everymen. People without health insurance will die quick deaths. Roads!—there won’t be any. The world will be chaos! Government, then, is a pragmatic, realistic way …

  • Mises’ Lessons for Activists

    Ludwig von Mises is the white knight of the Austrian School. His life and work have shaped and guided classical liberalism, libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism, and volutaryism in profound ways. A careful reading of his magnum opus, Human Action, can radically alter and improve our approach to activism, fundraising, and recruiting.  In the first chapter of Human …

  • Mises University 2011 Comes to an End

    The Ludwig von Mises Institute’s week-long Mises University program was amazing as always this year, with students representing about 32 US states and over 30 different countries.  Lectures ranged from topics such as money and banking to the division of labor and praxeology.  Meals were provided and everyone was able to discuss the fallacies of …

  • Ron Paul: A Typographic Portrait

    I created this for my Principles of Design class. The project was to take a photo and replicate it with type. This is my result using Dr. Ron Paul! I hope you enjoy it. You can view the original photo here.

  • Mises/Rothbard 2012!!

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  • The Political Chances of Genuine Liberalism

    “The outlook of many eminent champions of genuine liberalism is rather pessimistic today. As they see it, the vitriolic slogans of the socialists and interventionists call forth a better response from the masses than the cool reasoning of judicious men,” begins an older article by Ludwig von Mises posted on the Mises Daily.  Despite seemingly …

  • Jaguar Inflation

    Robert B. Prechter, Jr. explains the fallacy of government-supported expansion of credit on Mises.org today through clever analogy.  Imagine, he says, if the government decided that Jaguar cars must be available to everyone in the country as readily as possible… To facilitate that goal, it begins operating Jaguar plants all over the country, subsidizing production …

  • Running the Country

    Mises said that “Society can continue to exist only on the foundation of private property.  Whoever champions the latter champions by the same token the preservation of the social bond that unites mankind, the preservation of culture and civilization.” His quote highlights a fundamental problem in the way we talk about government: we say, quite …