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On September 30th we invite you to Restaurant L’Atelier Européen in Brussels, where you can attend a Dinner Debate with Heiko de Boer – Treasurer of Ludwig von Mises Institute – Europe and Director at AXA Investment Managers as speaker. The topic of the debate


Mises on Secession

By Jure Otorepec
With Scotland’s independence vote taking place tomorrow, there’s a lot of talk about the pros and cons of secession. However, whereas the pros and cons of the secession of a particular country like Scotland are debatable, there is no doubt about the

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Economic Growth: What do they mean?

By Heiko de Boer
When economists talk about the economy, it sounds like an abstract thing. Apparently, these days, there is a lack of demand in our economy.  What does a lack of demand mean? In the end, the economy consists of people.  What do

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Uber Fights German Government

Jure Otorepec
Recently Germany banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Germany. That is hard to justify as the service is entirely voluntary, people offering rides for other people. The only justification is to protect the taxi industry. Therefore, the German courts


The Quality of our Money

By Heiko de Boer

The ECB is currently stimulating the economy. Their motivation is a possible deflation scenario.  Related to this scenario is the risk of an economic downturn.  However, the ECB always and at all times aims to stimulate the economy,


Mises’s student Reisman destroys Pikkety

Author: Jure Otorepec
Thomas Pikkety’s book Capital in the 21st century has been all the rage this year when it comes to books on economics. Now George Reisman, one of the few people who received his PhD under the mentorship of Ludwig von Mises, has

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Roads can be built without the state

Author: Jure Otorepec
Critics of libertarianism often bring up the topic of roads, when the discussion revolves around limiting the state. The question of “But who will build the roads?” is often asked. A fine answer to this question has been given by local British