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Gold, Silver, and the Future of the Dollar

5 min 14 sec ago

In this interview, Mark Thornton discusses the future of the US dollar as the world's reserve currency and how both gold and silver and can be part of a return to sound money.

Should We Build a McDonald’s on the Rim of the Grand Canyon?

25 July, 2014 - 06:00

It is worth remembering that much of the tourist economy in the West is a subsidized invention of the federal government.

How Government Uses “Efficiency” as an Excuse to Steal

24 July, 2014 - 06:00

Only individuals can determine what is efficient for themselves.

How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now

23 July, 2014 - 06:00

Real reform of the Fed begins with setting interest rates free, the abolition of deposit insurance, and ending the Fed’s position as lender of last resort.

A Brief History of Progressivism

22 July, 2014 - 06:00

“Progressives” throughout history repeatedly show a fondness for social engineering and state control.

Mises U Day 1 Highlights

21 July, 2014 - 06:00

Highlights from Day One of Mises University.

Why Faster Is Sometimes Better, But Not Always

21 July, 2014 - 06:00

Booms and busts are brewing in the real economy, but computers that can quickly solve math problems won’t tell you much about how business cycles work.

Join Us Online All Week for Mises University

20 July, 2014 - 06:00

Mises U 2014 is a full week of Austrian scholarship that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet.

Starting Tonight at 8 EST: Mises University

20 July, 2014 - 06:00

Join the Mises Institute as we welcome more than 130 students from all over the world to our Auburn campus! Mises U 2014 is a full week of Austrian scholarship that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet.

The Right Way to View Entrepreneurship

19 July, 2014 - 06:00

In this interview, Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss discuss new ways to study entrepreneurship.

The Problem with Right-to-Work Laws

18 July, 2014 - 06:00

Right-to-work laws substitute one government mandate for another.

The Neo-Mercantilist Hysteria Over US Trade Deficits

17 July, 2014 - 06:00

Keynesians are fond of overstating both the magnitude of the trade deficit and its alleged negative effects.

Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser

16 July, 2014 - 06:00

Stiglitz wants to revitalize industrial policy through greater government intervention to favor certain technologies over others.

Employer-Provided Health Care Is Not a Religious Issue

15 July, 2014 - 06:00

Employer-provided health insurance has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the free exchange of labor for wages.

How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border

14 July, 2014 - 06:00

It is not a coincidence that an increasing percentage of child migrants to the US border are from areas devastated by the American drug war.

Rockwell on the State, the Military, and Propaganda

12 July, 2014 - 06:00

War is the health of the state, and thanks to a population enamored of military institutions, states are able to tax and spend with ease.

Thomas Piketty and Mises’s ‘The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality’

11 July, 2014 - 06:00

In his short book The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality, Ludwig von Mises explains why Piketty's new anti-capitalist tome is popular among a certain class of people.

Thomas Piketty and Mises’ ‘The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality’

11 July, 2014 - 06:00

In his short book The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality, first published in 1954, Ludwig von Mises explains why Piketty's new anti-capitalist tome is popular among a certain class of people, and why much of Piketty's book relies on a re-telling of old myths about capitalism.

Jean-Baptiste Say: An Underrated Revolutionary

10 July, 2014 - 06:00

Say’s insights continue to challenge interventionist economists to this day. Everl Schoorl’s new biography sheds new light on Say’s life and works.

The Jeffersonian Secessionist Tradition

9 July, 2014 - 06:00

Thomas DiLorenzo explores the once-widespread belief, both North and South, that the American states were part of a voluntary union.