Imperialism and Social Classes

Joseph Schumpeter was not a member of the Austrian School, but he was an enormously creative classical liberal, and this 1919 book shows him at his best. He presents a theory of how states become empires and applies his insight to explaining many historical episodes. His account of the foreign policy of Imperial Rome reads […]

On Equality and Inequality

This article is excerpted from chapter 14 of Money, Method, and the Market Process, edited by Richard M. Ebeling. It was originally published in Modern Age (Spring 1961).] by Ludwig von Mises The doctrine of natural law that inspired the 18th century declarations of the rights of man did not imply the obviously fallacious proposition that all men are […]

A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism

Review provided by The Mises Institute Here is Hans Hoppe‘s first treatise in English – actually his first book in English – and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All […]

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

Preface In dealing with the problems of social and economic policies, the social sciences consider only one question: whether the measures suggested are really suited to bringing about the effects sought by their authors, or whether they result in a state of affairs which—from the viewpoint of their supporters —is even more undesirable than the previous state which it was […]