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Hayek's Birthday!

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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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Remembering Thomas Babington Macaulay

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Blog10/24/2005

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

Blog03/10/2005

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

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Blog05/27/2004

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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15. David Gornoski on Biblical Mercy, Scapegoats, and the State as Vehicle of Human Sacrifice

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02/07/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy and David Gornoski discuss state violence and some healthy alternatives to a violence-based society.
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Jeremy Bentham: From Laissez-Faire to Statism

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02/04/2019Mises Daily Articles
Bentham began as a devoted Smithian, but over time he became more and more statist.
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14. Murphy on Parables, Lizard People, and Good vs. Evil

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02/01/2019Audio/Video
Bob gives the context for his children’s book The Three Lads and the Lizard King , and covers a wide range of related issues.
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