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Corporativism and Syndicalism

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises surveys two poles in the modern conflict over the proper ways to moderate the perceived evils of industrial civilization.

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Confiscation and Subsidies

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Unable or unwilling to inflate away their inefficiency, the central planner or interventionist will likely resort to exorbitant taxation and doling of spoils.

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Inflation and Credit Expansion

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Since the central planner or interventionist’s plans will inevitably fail, it’s only a matter of time before they turn on the people’s money.

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Interference by Restriction and Price Control

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Mises surveys two of the major methods by which governments interfere in free economies—the imposition of trade restrictions and price controls.

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An Introduction to Interventionism

by Ludwig von Mises in 1940

Bettina Bien Greaves introduces this unpublished manuscript by Ludwig von Mises, in which our author parses the differences between free and unfree systems.

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The Capitalist’s Place in the New Economy

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1880

Donisthorpe argues that once workers were respected as more than drudge-laborers, everyone could be a capitalist and entrepreneur with few settling for socialism.

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Bridging the Class Divide

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1880

Our chess-playing, motion picture-inventing, radical individualist author urges gentlemanly peers to share their profits and respect their workers.

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Without Reform, the Communists Will Win

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1880

In our first selection from The Claims of Labour, Donisthorpe surveys his philosophy, purpose, and method of unifying capitalists and laborers.

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Race and the American Union

by John L. O'Sullivan in 1838

Tocqueville believed that America’s race problems could destroy the Union, but O’Sullivan naively argues that Manifest Destiny was unavoidable.

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In Defense of Lawyers (Sort Of)

by John L. O'Sullivan in 1838

John L. O’Sullivan challenges Tocqueville, arguing that he misrepresented democracy and misidentified American aristocracy.