Taxes No Better Than Slavery

Introduction Taxes No Better Than Slavery by Carl Watner [The following is the Introduction to the book Render Not. More information can be found here. It is available for purchase here.] Slavery is wrong. Taxation is a form of slavery. Therefore taxation is wrong. The implications that follow from this syllogism are the subject of this book. Slavery […]

The Power Elite Rips You Off

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. August 27, 2011 It should be obvious to everyone but the most dedicated adherent of Keynesianism that the stimulus did not accomplish its end. The combination of outright spending by Congress, the desperate schemes to reflate the housing market, the attempt to transfuse bleeding firms with other people’s money, and […]

How to Think Like an Economist

by Murray N. Rothbard This article is excerpted from The Logic of Action One: Method, Money, and the Austrian School (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1997), pp. 58–77. Praxeology is the distinctive methodology of the Austrian School. The term was first applied to the Austrian method by Ludwig von Mises, who was not only the major […]

The Peculiar and Unique Position of Economics

by Ludwig von Mises This article is excerpted from Human Action (1949), chapter 37, “The Nondescript Character of Economics.” The Singularity of Economics What assigns economics its peculiar and unique position in the orbit both of pure knowledge and of the practical utilization of knowledge is the fact that its particular theorems are not open […]