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BlogMarch 11, 2015

For those of you who prefer to follow our content via RSS feed, it is now online and available here: http://mises.org/feed/blog.rss...

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Bailing out the gate-keepers

BlogSeptember 30, 2007

Over the past decade, circulation of the major national newspapers has steadily declined. This is due in large part to various, typically free technologies comprising the Internet (newsgroups,...

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Learn More, Work Less

BlogDecember 31, 2004

This essay is for anyone who spends a good part of his or her day online, and doesn't yet use news aggregation. If you already use it, click to the next item. The abbreviation of the day is RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is used by only a small percentage of web surfers...

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Speaking of Liberty Audio

BlogMarch 3, 2006
The Mises Institute continues to record Lew Rockwell's book Speaking of Liberty in preparation for a complete audio version of the book...

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Year-End Data: Mises.org Grows

BlogDecember 23, 2005
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New Article Feed

BlogMarch 28, 2005
If you like the look of this: you can put this on your own site. It changes with each daily upload. See Mises.org Feeds. A ticker is also available.

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Reason Papers now online

BlogJune 29, 2005
Aeon Skoble, editor of Reason Papers, makes this announcement today:
I am proud and pleased to announce that...

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Keep Up With the Week's Events on the Blog, Twitter, and Instagram

BlogJuly 18, 2014
We'll be regularly updating you on upcoming talks and events all week during Mises University beginning Sunday evening. See here for the free live video feeds, and the Twitter feed,...

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The Microsoft Ordeal Continues

BlogJuly 1, 2005
This time it's IBM feeding at the trough.

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26. The Marxian Theory of Wage Rates

The most powerful force in the policies of our age is Karl Marx. The rulers of the many hundreds of millions of comrades in the Communist countries behind the Iron Curtain pretend to put into effect the teachings of Marx; they consider themselves as the executors of the testament of Marx.

Tax Withholding and Tax Consciousness

BlogApril 26, 2005

Joseph J. Thorndike (Director of Tax History Project and Contributing Editor, Tax Analysts) has published What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, 107 Tax Notes 429 (Apr. 25, 2005),...

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The Sad State of the Economics Profession

Mises DailyApril 17, 2014
Economists today have sold themselves to the enemy. To succeed they have to toe the line, and they don’t bite the hand that feeds them...

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This Morning at the Mises Institute

BlogMarch 12, 2015

  The Austrian Economics Research Conference began this morning. Here are some first photos. 

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2. Material Welfare

Liberalism is a doctrine directed entirely towards the conduct of men in this world. In the last analysis, it has nothing else in view than the advancement of their outward, material welfare and does not concern itself directly with their inner, spiritual and metaphysical needs. It does not promise men happiness and contentment, but only the most abundant possible satisfaction of all those desires that can be satisfied by the things of the outer world.

9. Critique of the Doctrine of Force

The champions of democracy in the eighteenth century argued that only monarchs and their ministers are morally depraved, injudicious, and evil. The people, however, are altogether good, pure, and noble, and have, besides, the intellectual gifts needed in order always to know and to do what is right. This is, of course, all nonsense, no less so than the flattery of the courtiers who ascribed all good and noble qualities to their princes. The people are the sum of all individual citizens; and if some individuals are not intelligent and noble, then neither are all together.

9. The Disintegration of the International Division of Labor

Introduction*

The international division of labor was an achievement of the spirit of Liberalism. International trade has to some extent existed from the oldest times. There was a regular commerce in some commodities the production of which was limited to special geographical conditions. There was occasional trade when some extraordinary event offered unusual opportunities.

2. Socialism and Utopia

Marxism sees the coming of socialism as an inescapable necessity. Even if one were willing to grant the correctness of this opinion, one still would by no means be bound to embrace socialism. It may be that despite everything we cannot escape socialism, yet whoever considers it an evil must not wish it onward for that reason and seek to hasten its arrival; on the contrary, he would have the moral duty to do everything to postpone it as long as possible. No person can escape death; yet the recognition of this necessity certainly does not force us to bring about death as quickly as possible.

Feed the World

Mises DailyApril 21, 2008
Make fuel from corn, by all means, if the free market signals that this the most pressing need and, hence, the most lucrative use for the crop.

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3. Rationalism

Liberalism is usually reproached, besides, for being rationalistic. It wants to regulate everything reasonably and thus fails to recognize that in human affairs great latitude is, and, indeed, must be, given to feelings and to the irrational generally—i.e., to what is unreasonable.

1. Private Interest and Public Interest

According to Deumer, banks presently serve private interests. They serve public interests only inasmuch as these do not conflict with the former. Banks do not finance those enterprises that are most essential from the national point of view, but only those that promise to yield the highest re­turn.