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: Ludwig Von Mises Institute

08-17-2012, 05:54 PM
I love the material they post on Facebook. If you haven't checked-out some of the writings that they publish on-line, you may want to. IMO, this is Free Trade, Capitalism and traditional Conservatism at its core!


Ludwig von Mises Institute (
The late 19th and early 20th centuries are often referred to as the time of the "robber barons." To most historians writing on this period, these entrepreneurs committed thinly veiled acts of larceny to enrich themselves at the expense of their customers. Once again we see the image of the greedy, exploitative capitalist, but in many cases this is a distortion of the truth. As common as it is to speak of "robber barons," most who use the term are confused about the role of capitalism in the American economy and fail to make an important distinction--the distinction between what might be called a market entrepreneur and a political entrepreneur.

--Thomas J. DiLorenzo. How Capitalism Saved America (

08-17-2012, 08:47 PM
Great page, enjoy it. Lew Rockwell is a great read and interview. Lots of great info.