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Capitalism Is Productive, Not Destructive

Written by Gary North on February 18, 2017

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Fifty years ago, I added a subtitle to the manuscript of my book, published the next year, Marx’s Religion of Revolution: The Doctrine of Creative Destruction (1968). I changed that subtitle two decades later in the revised edition: Regeneration Through Chaos. There was a doctrine of creative destruction in the 19th century. Karl Marx’s rival, […]

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F. A. Hayek’s Last Interview (1985): Skousen and North

Written by Gary North on January 14, 2017

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I received an email on January 12: thank you for recording and sharing the wonderful interview with Hayek from 1985. It’s recorded on mises.org website / part one here: https://mises.org/library/interview-friedrich-hayek-part-i and part two here: https://mises.org/library/interview-friedrich-hayek-part-ii . Actually, the interview is very important for my research. Hayek touches there notorious stuff, but from different angles than […]

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3D Printers vs. Patents

Written by Gary North on September 10, 2016

We know about 3D printing. It is in its primitive phase. Think about this technology 30 years from now. Of course, your guess will look silly in retrospect — primitive. People invent things. They apply for patents. Governments issue them. They grant a monopoly of manufacture for about 15 years. The inventor can license his […]

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Video: The Magnificent Tenacity of Ludwig von Mises

Written by Gary North on July 30, 2016

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This is my presentation at Mises University, the week-long conference for undergraduates. It is sponsored yearly by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Here, I survey the remarkable legacy of Professor Mises. He hit many brick walls. None of them stopped him except death. He died on October 10, 1973. It seemed to be the low […]

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Christian Economics in One Lesson, II: 6: Money

Written by Gary North on May 7, 2016

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And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver and in gold (Gen. 13:2) The Hebrew word for silver is frequently translated as money. In biblical times, the precious metals served as money. They were also regarded as signs of wealth. Abram’s case is obvious. Abram was rich. The text tells us what his wealth […]

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