Freeman

The Pursuit of Happiness

What Gave Bitcoin Its Value?

Those who use the work of Mises to challenge bitcoin should think again

AUGUST 27, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Mises' regression theorem explains why bitcoin is real money and where its value comes from.

Hazlitt’s Way to Will Power

JUNE 10, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

An underappreciated part of Henry Hazlitt's literary legacy maps out the path to individual happiness--and the ingredients of freedom for a nation.

The Austrian Influences on Bitcoin

There is a bit of Menger, Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, and Kirzner in every Satoshi

MARCH 25, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Bitcoin seems fantastic, but it has made real what, for more than a century, Austrian economists described in theory. Here's a primer.

Wages Are Like Love

The circumstances of time and place are no different for employers and employees

MARCH 19, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Our central planners tell us all what we should earn and what we should pay. In the end, these are intimate details of life that are unique to our lives, time, and place.

Against Libertarian Brutalism

Will libertarianism be brutalist or humanitarian? Everyone needs to decide.

MARCH 12, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

As libertarianism gains traction, two strands are competing for mindshare: One asserts individualism come what may; the other celebrates the humane qualities of true liberalism.

Police Work Has Become a Racket

JANUARY 29, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The cops have revenue to generate. Protecting your rights is your (expensive) problem.

The Feminism of Ludwig von Mises

The great economist fought for women’s rights before it was cool

JANUARY 07, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER, CATHY REISENWITZ

Ludwig von Mises was a feminist when even the most revolutionary cultural center of his day denied women their full suite of rights. His act of intellectual entrepreneurship should remain an inspiration today.

Why We Love "The Nutcracker"

DECEMBER 18, 2013 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

"The Nutcracker" evokes a time of peace, prosperity, and hope that resonates despite an intervening century-plus of horror.

Liberally Classical

The surprising future of orchestral music has arrived

DECEMBER 09, 2013 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Classical music is coming back, but it took a roundabout path, blazed by commerce and entrepreneurship, to make it relevant again.

Catastrophic Plans

The largest, fastest failure in the history of welfare programs

NOVEMBER 20, 2013 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The failure of Obamacare's website shouldn't come as much of a surprise. It's a symbol of the latest, biggest step of many in the wrong direction.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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