Audio: Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

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By: Ryan McMaken Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes? This is an audio version of the article “Capitalism Makes Us More Humane“. Find more Radio Rothbard on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play, and via RSS. Source: mises.org/power-market

Human Action Now in Romanian

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By: Carmen Elena Dorobăț The Ludwig von Mises Institute Romania and the Private Academy have recently celebrated the publication of the Romanian translation of Mises’s Human Action. Dan Cristian Comănescu—founder of the Mises Institute Romania and translator of the volume—offers Romanian readers an exquisite and faithful translation of Mises’s greatest work. In both content and… Read More

A New Book on Mises for the Layman — In German

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By: Ryan McMaken Thosten Polleit, a frequent author at mises.org, and an active part of Ludwig von Mises Institut Deutschland, has completed a new introductory text on Mises and his work: Ludwig von Mises für jedermann: Der kompromisslose Liberale (Ökonomen für Jedermann). It is available both at Amazon.de and Amazon.com. And best of all, it’s… Read More

Don't Fall for Tax Reform

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Please don't fall for tax reform.  It’s a con, and a shell game. It's a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure the real issue, which is the total cost– financial, compliance, and human– taxes impose on society. The… Read More

How I Became a Gold-Bug

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My father was Hugo Salinas Rocha -“Salinas” was his father’s surname, and “Rocha” was his mother’s surname; the custom of using both parents’ surnames is universal in Latin America. Father was a successful merchant in Mexico City, and in the 1930’s he ran a store in downtown Mexico City. The store belonged to a company… Read More

The Political Left’s Shmoo Theory Of Education

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Submitted by Matthew McCaffrey via The Mises Institute, “Uneducated” is the favorite insult and excuse of the political left. In the past year alone, for example, a lack of education among voters has been used to explain each of the left’s electoral failures, as well as to dismiss criticisms of its people, policies, and institutions.… Read More