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BlogMarch 11, 2015

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BlogMarch 28, 2005
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The Review of Austrian Economics

Review of Economic Freedom and Interventionism: An Anthology of Articles and Essays

Institute PublicationsApril 7, 1991
The Review of Austrian Economics , Volume 5, Number 2 (1991)

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Two Forgotten Articles by Ludwig von Mises on the Rationality of Socialist Economic Calculation

Institute PublicationsJuly 20, 2005
William Keizer Two Forgotten Articles by Ludwig von Mises on the Rationality of Socialist Economic Calculation

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The Review of Austrian Economics

The Crash and Its Aftermath: A Review Article

Institute PublicationsFebruary 26, 1987
The Review of Austrian Economics , Volume 2, Number 1 (1987)

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Call of Duty V - Article V Convention

Audio/VideoMarch 22, 2012
Session on An Article V Balanced Budget Constitutional Convention. Recorded 10 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [15:46]

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45. The Articles of Confederation

Audio/VideoMay 19, 2010
Pages 253-256 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 6 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume IV : "The Political History of the United States, 1776-1778."...

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Toward a Libertarian Society

BooksJune 6, 2014
Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the present. He consistently applies the principles of libertarianism to every situation in a bold and...

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Economic Controversies

BooksMarch 18, 2011
After Murray Rothbard finished his theoretical magnum opus — Man, Economy, and State — he turned his attention away from pure positive theory toward dealing with the opposition to Austrian theory. The result was a long series of fantastic scholarly articles taking on every error of the...

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The Economics of Liberty

BooksAugust 30, 2008
This collection of short, entertaining, and educational articles exposes how government interference with the economy violates individual liberty, leads to inefficiencies, and rewards special interests.

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Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn

BooksMarch 5, 2010
This collection of essays and articles provides a small sampling of Flynn's work, as well as a look at some of the great themes that animated the Old Right...

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Mises: An Annotated Bibliography

BooksMarch 29, 2009
An essential companion to all of Mises's works, this easy-to-use bibliography covers his life from Vienna to New York. It provides summaries of his works and detailed publication information--a real treasure trove. A special treat is the extensive coverage of what others from all political...

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The Economy, the End of Prohibition, and the Articles of Confederation

Audio/VideoApril 8, 2014
Interviewed by host Alan Butler, Mark discusses the current economic situation, the end of Prohibition, the Articles of Confederation, and several other interesting topics.

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66. Land Claims and the Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

Audio/VideoMay 19, 2010
Pages 369-372 in the text, as narrated by Floy Lilley. From Part 8 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume IV : "The Political and Economic History of the United States."...

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What Happens When You Feed Unicorns

BlogMarch 18, 2015

Last month, Fortune magazine's cover story considered how we are now living in the age of unicorns, given that at least 80 start-ups have achieved this status...  

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1. Types of Interpersonal Action: Violence

Online Text Page from Man, Economy, and State, with Power and Market

THE ANALYSIS IN CHAPTER 1 WAS based on the logical implications of the assumption of action, and its results hold true for all human action. The application of these principles was confined, however, to “Crusoe economics,” where the actions of isolated individuals are considered by themselves. In these situations, there are no interactions between persons. Thus, the analysis could easily and directly be applied to n number of isolated Crusoes on n islands or other isolated areas.

Appendix B: Professor Rolph and the Discounted Marginal Productivity Theory

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Of current schools of economic thought, the most fashionable have been the Econometric, the Keynesian, the Institutionalist, and the Neo-Classic. “Neo-Classic” refers to the pattern set by the major economists of the late nineteenth century. The dominant neoclassical strain at present is to be found in the system of Professor Frank Knight, of which the most characteristic feature is an attack on the whole concept of time preference.

3. The Structure of Production: A World of Specific Factors

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Crucial to understanding the process of production is the question of the specificity of factors, a problem we touched on in chapter 1. A specific factor is one suitable to the production of only one product. A purely nonspecific factor would be one equally suited to the production of all possible products. It is clear that not all factors could be purely nonspecific, for in that case all factors would be purely interchangeable, i.e., there would be need for only one factor. But we have seen that human action implies more than one existing factor.

7. Patents and Copyrights

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Turning now to patents and copyrights, we ask: Which of the two, if either, is consonant with the purely free market, and which is a grant of monopoly privilege by the State? In this part, we have been analyzing the economics of the purely free market, where the individual person and property are not subject to molestation. It is therefore important to decide whether patents or copyrights will obtain in the purely free, noninvasive society, or whether they are a function of government interference.