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  • A Word of Thanks, Lew

    Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm By Jeff Deist
    Many Mises.org readers know that Lew Rockwell, founder of the Mises Institute and quiet benefactor to countless individuals in libertarian circles over the decades, continues to recover from a recent back injury. While the episode has not quelled his…
  • The Progressive Era

    Nov 9, 2017, 12:00 am By Murray N. Rothbard
    Progressivism brought the triumph of institutionalized racism, the disfranchising of blacks in the South, the cutting off of immigration, the building up of trade unions by the federal government into a tripartite of big government, big business, big union…
  • Busting Myths About the State and the Libertarian Alternative

    Aug 14, 2017, 12:00 am By Zack Rofer
    In non-technical terms, the libertarian is simply someone who is against the use of force against peaceful people in civil society. You would think that this would be a universally accepted idea but, as will be discussed in greater depth in this paper, to…
  • The Law Of Power

    Jan 30, 2017, 12:00 am By Friedrich von Wieser
    From the author's introduction:The people of the world stand under the principle of power. The whole social entity is governed by power, this being the highest value peoples aspire to and by which they counted, weighed, and judged. But, contrary to what is…
  • The Mises Reader Unabridged

    Dec 22, 2016, 12:00 am By Shawn Ritenour
    The Mises Reader can be found here.From the Introduction by Shawn Ritenour ...During my time in college, while I was still working through Human Action, I sought out other more accessible books by Mises. This was years before the advent of the internet and…
  • The Mises Reader

    Dec 20, 2016, 12:00 am By Shawn Ritenour
    Shawn Ritenour and Tom Woods discuss The Mises Reader here.The Mises Reader Unabridged edition can be found here.From the Introduction by Shawn Ritenour ...During my time in college, while I was still working through Human Action, I sought out other more…
  • Water Capitalism: The Case for Privatizing Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, and Aquifers

    Nov 14, 2016, 12:00 am By Walter Block, Peter Lothian Nelson
    Water covers some 75 percent of the earth’s surface, while land covers 25 percent, approximately. Yet the former accounts for less than 1 percent of world GDP, the latter 99 percent plus. Part of the reason for this imbalance is that there are more people…
  • Never a Dull Moment

    Aug 2, 2016, 12:00 am By Murray N. Rothbard
    [From the Introduction by Justin Raimondo.]Murray Rothbard was a true polymath. He wasn’t just the number one theoretician of the modern libertarian movement — author of the monumental Man, Economy, and State; Conceived in Liberty, a four-volume history of…
  • Suicide Pact:The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty

    Jul 18, 2016, 12:00 am By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    In Suicide Pact, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano details a long, sordid history of governmental—and especially presidential—encroachments on liberty, enacted in the name of protecting America but which serve instead to undermine national security and erode the…
  • The Rothbard Reader

    Mar 2, 2016, 12:00 am By Joseph T. Salerno, Matthew McCaffrey
    From the Introduction by Joseph T. Salerno and Matthew McCaffrey.Few economists manage to produce a body of work that boasts a serious following twenty years after their deaths. Murray N. Rothbard is a rare exception. More than two decades since his passing,…