Today would have been Ludwig von Mises’ 135th birthday. Here we reflect on the profound contribution he made to economics.
Within the world of political spectrums, one ideology stands out for its axioms, principles, and ethics: libertarianism. It is a political philosophy based on the idea that the individual is the sole owner of oneself and therefore has the right to exercise their freedom without external interference, as long as it does not harm the freedom of others.
To set the record straight on the matter of liberty and immigration, let’s look to one of the most influential classical liberal thinkers, Ludwig von Mises, for guidance…
Ready to dive into the captivating world of classical liberal literature but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re new to the world of classical liberalism or seeking to expand your knowledge, these five books are key to unlocking a deeper appreciation of its core tenets.
If we’re living in late-stage capitalism, why have big companies like General Electric and Johnson & Johnson recently broken up? Weren’t we supposed to see endless consolidation and corporations that dominate the world? You might remember Duke University Professor Mike Munger from We Have a Serious Unicorn Problem. He’s back to explain, among other things, […]
The first task of classical liberalism is to understand social order; normative conclusions must follow and flow from that understanding.
A common theme among liberty-minded thinkers is a high degree of skepticism toward state administered education. They’ve often come to the conclusion that public schools act more to create a population of subservient factory workers with little skills in the way of critical thinking. To learn more about how the public school system harms students […]
This quote was taken from Ludwig von Mises’s work Planning for Freedom: Let the Market System Work, which is a collection of essays and addresses on inflation and government intervention in the economy. In this work, as in others, von Mises maintains that government interventions in monetary and commercial affairs are destructive to the economy, regardless […]
Did you know that one time in a meeting of economists in 1947 Mises shouted at Milton Friedman, among others, that they were socialists? Check it out in the clip below. What do you think? Tell us in the comments. Be sure to check out “Commanding Heights”, the documentary this clip is excerpted from.
The health care debate has been long on hysterics and short on useful analysis. Incendiary and counterproductive rhetoric about socialism, Nazis, and death panels from some corners notwithstanding, critics of socialized medicine raise an important question with uncomfortable answers: in the absence of profits, losses, and prices, how will decisions about the production and allocation […]