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Book Review: Two Essays by Ludwig Von Mises

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Two Essays by Ludwig Von Mises: Liberty and Property and Middle-of-the-Road Leads to Socialism (Auburn: The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1991); 74 pages; $5.00. Ludwig von Mises's position as the 20th century's preeminent advocate of the market economy is based upon his seminal works on economic theory and policy. The Theory of Money and Credit (1912) and Monetary Stabilization ... [click for more]

The Constitution and the Rule of Law

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In 1944, Friedrich A. Hayek wrote one of the most thought-provoking books of our time — The Road to Serfdom. Hayek warned that Great Britain and the United States were abandoning their heritage of liberty and adopting the economic principles of the Nazis, fascists, and socialists. It was not a ... [click for more]

Dismantling America’s Military Empire

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As President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us thirty years ago, the military-industrial complex is a menace and a threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people. The time has come to dismantle America's military empire. Since the end of World War II, the proponents of conscription, taxation, military spending, and war repeatedly told us, ... [click for more]

The IMF Doesn’t Deserve a Capital Boost

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For more than four decades, the U.S. has been the largest contributor to not only the IMF but also to all of the other multilateral-aid institutions, such as the World Bank. Indeed, Washington even provides the largest check to the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and ... [click for more]

Book Review: A Time for War

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A Time for War: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Path to Pearl Harbor by Robert Smith Thompson (New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1991); 449 pages; $24.95. As the 1940 presidential campaign was approaching its conclusion, President Franklin Roosevelt — running for an unprecedented third term of office — delivered an address in Boston on October 30. He stated unequivocally his position ... [click for more]

Spending Our Way to Prosperity

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American politicians and bureaucrats continually bombard us with the notion that the road to prosperity lies in increased spending by the citizenry. It is one of the most destructive economic myths promoted by our governmental officials. And unless the American people carefully reason out the processes by which people ... [click for more]

Political Correctness and the Closed Society

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In February 1992, the Center for Constructive Alternatives of Hillsdale College in Michigan organized a five-day conference on "Thought Police on Campus: Is Academic Freedom in Danger?" Among the speakers invited to participate as opponents of political correctness in academia were Charles Sykes (author of Profscam and The Hollow Men,) Shelby Steele (author of The Content ... [click for more]
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