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 […]

This Bread is Mine

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The most remarkable thing in the world is the individual human being. No possible combination of human beings is quite so unique or so fascinating as the nature and characteristics of ONE SINGLE PERSON. For a number of centuries, scholars have interested themselves in the group activities of human beings. The result is an over-emphasis on groups and […]

Who Owns Water?

By Murray N. Rothbard This article originally appeared in the letters section of The Freeman, March 1956. Dear Mr. Read: Congratulations on publishing the stimulating and challenging article on “Ownership and Control of Water” in the November issue of Ideas On Liberty. It is highly important that we think more about such fine points of […]

Seeing the Unseen

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. January 1, 2008 Even now, people think nothing of professing their attachment to socialist ideology at cocktail parties, at restaurants serving abundant foods, and lounging in the fanciest apartments and homes that mankind has ever enjoyed. Yes, it is still fashionable to be a socialist, and — in some circles […]

Free Economy and Social Order

by Wilhelm Röpke This article was originally published in the Freeman, January 11, 1954. Most of us, and all of us most of the time, deal with the market economy as a definite type of economic order, a sort of “economic technique” as opposed to the socialist “technique.” For this view, it is significant that […]

The Task Confronting Libertarians

MARCH 01, 1968 by HENRY HAZLITT From time to time over the last thirty years, after I have talked or written about some new restric­tion on human liberty in the econ­omic field, some new attack on pri­vate enterprise, I have been asked in person or received a letter ask­ing, “What can I do” — to fight […]