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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 cream while I...

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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 libertarians. He was...

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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 Castro...

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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 which...

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The Muddied Waters of Adam Smith's Life

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Blog06/06/2006

James Buchan's new book provides further evidence to support Murray Rothbard's thesis that Adam Smith was a somewhat brilliant man without direction and significant insight. And yet, Smith's views were embraced by many, including both...

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Hayek's Birthday!

BiographiesPraxeology

Blog05/08/2006

May 8 marks the 1899 birth of Friedrich Hayek. Though best known as an economist, he was acclaimed for contributions in many fields. Nobel Prize winners and others have lauded him as the 20th century's outstanding economist, social scientist, and political philosopher. Peter Boettke named him "...

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Harry Browne, RIP

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How sad to hear the news that Harry Browne (born June 17, 1933), author and long-time spokesman for libertarian causes, died yesterday, March 1, 2006. He was a man of great principle who courageously and consistently stood up for liberty even when his position clashed with mainstream political...

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Happy Birthday Ms. Lane!

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Blog12/05/2005

Today, December 5, marks the birthday of Rose Wilder Lane (Daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder) born 1886 and died 1968. She was one of the last century's most ardent defenders of American freedoms. In books such as The Discovery of Freedom (one of the top 100 non-fiction books of the 20th...

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