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Menger’s Many Lessons

In 1867, the Habsburg Empire was reconstituted, after a defeat against Prussia the year before which meant that Austria gave up her role as leader of the German states. The defeat was a blessing in disguise because now the Habsburgs … Continue reading

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Where Rawls was Wrong

American political philosopher John Rawls, one of the best-known left-wing thinkers of the twentieth century, would have been one hundred years old yesterday: He was born on 21 February 1921, and passed away on 24 November 2002. Even if Rawls … Continue reading

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Socialist Failures: Explained by Mises

One hundred and one years ago a lecture was given at the Austrian Economic Society which turned out to be one of the seminal events in European intellectual history. It was given in the second week of January 1920 by … Continue reading

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Unresolved Scandal at the ECtHR

Almost six months have passed since a big scandal erupted at the European Court of Human Rights, involving the Italian-Icelandic judge who is its President, Robert Spano. I have been waiting for some reactions to this scandal, such as Spano’s … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Lithuania!

This spring, Lithuania celebrates thirty years as a fully recognised sovereign state. Thirty-one years ago, on 11 March 1990, the newly-elected Supreme Council of Lithuania had unanimously passed a resolution by which the Republic of Lithuania was restored. She had … Continue reading

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Refuted Marxism: Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk

Today is the birthday of Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, the Austrian economist who was one of the most energetic and persuasive critics of Marxism at the end of the nineteenth century. He was born in Brünn (now Brno) on 12 February … Continue reading

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