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Hans F. Sennholz, 1922-2007

Biographies

Blog06/23/2007

He who has lived well knows how to die well. Death holds no horrors for him. It is simply the ultimate adventure of life. The death of Hans Sennholz on June 23, 2007, concluded a life of untold adventures. Born (February 3, 1922) in Germany during the hyperinflation soon after World War I, he...

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Benjamin Anderson, 1886-1949

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog05/01/2007

It might be May Day in Cuba--the day on which Castro gives his traditional 4–5 hour speech, or so says NPR with exuberant expectation—but at the Mises Institute, it is Benjamin Anderson day. He was born on May 1, 1886. He was an outstanding...

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Schumpeter Lives

Biographies

Blog04/27/2007

Yet another biography of this worthy thinker, and some interesting comments on his resurgence.

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A Tribute to Ron

BiographiesFree MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog04/03/2007

In a long public life, Ron Paul has always kept faith with the limited defensible role for our federal government. He hasn't sold out that vision to "buy" goodies extorted from others via government coercion, truly representing those disenchanted with the ballooning size scope of...

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Radical Disillusionment

Big GovernmentBiographiesPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2007

Emma Goldman, a young shopkeeper in 1892, was serving a customer in her ice cream parlor in Worcester, Mass., when she got the latest news about a labor strike in Pittsburgh.

As she explains in her autobiography, "Living My Life": "One afternoon a customer came in for an ice...

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"The Most Distinctly Libertarian of the Libertarians"

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

Blog03/16/2007

Of the big five of the libertarian movement — Von Mises, Hayek, Rand, Rothbard and Friedman — who is your favorite?

Doherty: Murray Rothbard, and I'll tell you why. Rothbard, in one way, was the most distinctly libertarian of the...

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"Ach, that Rothbard!"

BiographiesPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2007

The Mises archives are truly a wonderful thing. I was reading the brilliant and deserved article on the illustrious Pascal Salin by Dr. Hülsmann when I found this insightful interview with Dr. Salin...

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General Augusto Pinochet Is Dead

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

Blog12/16/2006

On Sunday, December 10, General Augusto Pinochet of Chile died, at the age of 91. General Pinochet deserves to be remembered for having rescued his country from becoming the second Soviet satellite in the Western hemisphere, after Castro's Cuba, and, like the Soviet Union, and Cuba under...

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Milton Friedman's Contribution

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Blog11/16/2006

Milton Friedman died today at the age of 94. His passing is a milestone. Friedman stood out as a leading figure in the fight for limited government and personal freedom in the mid twentieth century.

Of course, libertarianism has in some ways developed beyond the writings of Friedman. Today...

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William Penn, Great American

BiographiesWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/13/2006

October 14 is a date celebrated in Pennsylvania, but unfortunately not in other states. That is because it marks the 1644 birthday of William Penn—its founder, but also an important contributor to freedom in the US.

Before Pennsylvania was founded, Penn defended British rights on...

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