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Herbert Spencer makes a distinction between the “militant type of society” based upon violence and the “industrial type of society” based upon peaceful economic activity (1882)

Whence it follows that the desire "not to be dependent on foreigners' is one appropriate to the m...

Ludwig von Mises lays out five fundamental truths of monetary expansion (1949)

Economics recommends neither inflationary nor deflationary policy. It does not urge the governmen...

Ludwig von Mises argues that sound money is an instrument for the protection of civil liberties and a means of limiting government power (1912)

The principle of sound money that guided nineteenth-century monetary doctrines and policies was a...

Ludwig von Mises laments the passing of the Age of Limited Warfare and the coming of Mass Destruction in the Age of Statism and Conquest (1949)

How far we are today from the rules of international law developed in the age of limited warfare!...

Tom Paine on the "Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance" (1796)

It is worthy of observation, that every case of failure in finances, since the system of paper be...

Mises on classical liberalism and the gold standard (1928)

Monetary policy of the preliberal era was either crude coin debasement, for the benefit of financ...

Mises on the worship of the state or statolatry (1944)

It has been necessary to dwell upon these truisms because the mythologies and metaphysics of etat...

J.M. Keynes reflected on that “happy age” of international commerce and freedom of travel that was destroyed by the cataclysm of the First World War (1920)

… any man of capacity or character at all exceeding the average, into the middle and upper classe...

Mises and the Emergence of Etatism in Germany (1944)

The most important event in the history of the last hundred years is the displacement of liberali...

Ludwig von Mises on the impossibility of rational economic planning under Socialism (1922)

The fundamental objection advanced against the practicability of socialism refers to the impossib...

Henry Vaughan argues that it is the voluntary and “universal concurrence of mankind”, not the laws, which makes money acceptable as a medium of exchange (1675)

But you will say, that gold coins, excepting the difference of colour, and of some other properti...

Milton Friedman on the Deconcentration of Power

VIEWED AS a means to the end of political freedom, economic arrangements are essential because of...

Mises on how price controls lead to socialism (1944)

The prices set on the unhampered market correspond to an equilibrium of demand and supply. Everyb...

Mises on human action, football, and predicting the future (1966)

Two football teams, the Blues and the Yellows, will play tomorrow. In the past the Blues have alw...

Shaftesbury on the need for liberty to promote the liberal arts (1712)

[W]ithout a Publick Voice, knowingly guided and directed, there is nothing which can raise a true...

In Shakespeare’s The Tempest Caliban complains about the way the European lord Prospero taught him language and science then enslaved him and dispossessed him of the island on which he was born (1611)

I must eat my dinner. This island’s mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou tak'st from me. When t...

Lord Kames states that the “hoarding appetite” is part of human nature and that it is the foundation of our notion of property rights (1779)

A relation is formed betwixt every man and the fruits of his own labour, the very thing we call p...

St. John, private property, and the Parable of the Wolf and the Good Shepherd (2ndC AD)

11- I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12- But he that is a...

John Lilburne rails against his unjust imprisonment (1646)

… these extorting, barbarous and murthering Gaolors, and all other ministers of State, who make t...

Lysander Spooner spells out his theory of “mine and thine”, or the science of natural law and justice, which alone can ensure that mankind lives in peace (1882)

The science of mine and thine — the science of justice — is the science of all human rights; of a...