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Poland to German Taxpayers: Subsidize our National Defense!

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy


Coming in Monday's Mises Daily, Patrick Barron will explore the moral hazard that often plagues collective security organizations like NATO. Why be careful, responsible, and restrained with your own defense when you can get the taxpayers in a...

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Ron Paul on the Latest Anti-Russia Sanctions

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism


From a free-market perspective, trade sanctions are always immoral and illegitimate because they restrict trade and free choice among individuals. Arguably, they are even worse when instituted for purposes of provoking war, as is the case with the Obama administration and Russia. Ron Paul...

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Walter Block: Many Different Topics Are Discussed on FreedomizerRadio

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Summary by Luis Rivera III:

Here Walter Block talks about how some private roads were managed before. Block mentions that carriages were charged for being on these roads based on the amount of...

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Hagel's 'Defense Cuts' Are Smoke And Mirrors

War and Foreign PolicyFiscal TheoryProduction Theory


by Ron Paul

Last week Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed an additional 40,000 reduction in active duty US Army personnel, down to 450,000 soldiers. As US troops are being withdrawn from the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it might make sense to reduce not only the active duty...

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The Costs of War in Syria

War and Foreign Policy


As Rothbard pointed out, war and militarism are socialism writ large, and not surprisingly, war is very expensive to the taxpayers, and especially to those who are the targets of military intervention...

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War History and America's Court Intellectuals

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


Gary North on how Rockefeller-financed Federal spooks established the mainstream academic narrative on American involvement in the World Wars.  If you're short on time, he gets down to brass tacks at 11:33.

The Carl Davis Lecture...

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Democracy: The Enemy of Liberty

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy


"The theory involves a conceptual conflation of democracy and liberty (freedom) that can only be called scandalous, especially coming from self-proclaimed libertarians.  The foundation and cornerstone of liberty is the institution of private property; and private—exclusive—...

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Why Classical Liberalism Rejects War

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory


"The liberal critique of the argument in favor of war is fundamentally different from that of the humanitarians.  It starts from the premise that not war, but peace, is the father of all things.  What alone enables mankind to advance and distinguishes man from the animals is...

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Does the War Have Economic Costs?

War and Foreign Policy


The Washington Post reports Economists Debate Link Between War, Credit Crisis. The article is notable both for being poorly reasoned, and for its extensive quotation of faulty or irrelevant...

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Serving under Mises in WWI

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Guido Hulsmann received the following:

I must congratulate you on the fine writings and historical revelations in your book on Mises-Last Knight of Liberalism. My grandfather had fought under his...

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