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Remembering Thomas Babington Macaulay



One of the best writers of the old liberal school was Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay (1800-1859), the Whig historian, essayist and statesman. He was an unashamed advocate of economic freedom and a writer who excelled at pointing out the errors of logic and abuses of power he saw at work around...

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Robbins on Mises

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview


New in the Ward and Massey Libraries, among 25,000 titles. Lord Robbins, Autobiography of an Economist (London: MacMillan, St. Martin's Press, 1971). From pp. 107-108:

I cannot leave this theme [the non-viability of socialism] without expressing further...

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Patrick Henry's Birthday



May 29th marks the birthday in 1736 of Patrick Henry, America's "Orator of Liberty." His "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech in March 1775 was the spark that ignited the Revolution in Virginia, and continues to serve as a battle cry for...

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Mises and Hayek Dehomogenized

BiographiesThe EntrepreneurAustrian Economics OverviewCalculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipPhilosophy and Methodology

03/17/2018Review of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10
Today, the term "Austrian economics" is used to designate two very different paradigms.


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Bastiat the Great

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

02/17/2018Mises Daily Articles
We could use more Bastiats today, writes Henry Hazlitt. We are, in fact, in desperate need of them.

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The Pretense of Knowledge

BiographiesCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

The conflict between what the public expects science to achieve in satisfaction of popular hopes, and what is really in its power, is a serious matter.

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The Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeology

01/25/2018Mises Daily Articles
For Mises, self-determination of nations and nationalities was simply grounded in the rights of individuals.

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Hazlitt's Reflections at 70

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

01/19/2018Mises Daily Articles
Individuals in the minority can't afford to be just as good as those in the majority. If we hope to convert the majority we have to be much better.

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Liberty vs. the Constitution: The Early Struggle

BiographiesFree MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. History

01/11/2018Mises Daily Articles
The history of the Constitution's adoption is the history of a coup d'état.

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Three National Treasures: Hazlitt, Hutt, and Rothbard

BiographiesFree MarketsHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

11/30/2017Mises Daily Articles
In an age when loot-seeking is the norm among politicians — both governmental and academic, Hazlitt, Hutt, and Rothbard have held high the banner of truth and freedom.

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