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Free-Trade Coffee

April 18, 2006 by

This year the coffee mug of choice has a wide mouth so it can hold frothy cream, perhaps with chocolate or carmel laced across it, and can also do double duty as a soup mug.

Well, let your mug do triple duty: promote liberty in our time, with the new Mises Institute mug. This 16-ounce ceramic mug features the website name plus “Economics of Freedom” on one side and “Liberty, Property, and Peace” on the other. The color of this smashingly beautiful item is navy blue.

{ 11 comments }

Friederich April 18, 2006 at 3:57 pm

I like the look of the mug, but is it possible to switch the positioning so the “Economics of Freedom” and “Liberty, Property, and Peace” is the larger font? It would look much more classy and we really don’t need to advertise Mises.org so blatantly at the breakfast table.

ross williams April 18, 2006 at 6:46 pm

interesting idea, but will this have the same problem as wide-mouth nalgenes (am i going to be spilling hot coffee on myself)?

jeffrey April 18, 2006 at 7:08 pm

We tested this model for two weeks in the office, and it was always the first cup that people grabbed–that was without the Mises.org on it!–so we were pretty certain that we had the right one. It has the right balance and weight.

Vedran Vuk April 18, 2006 at 9:39 pm

Any chance of mises.org shot glasses for us college kids?

TokyoTom April 19, 2006 at 2:06 am

It looks like a beautiful mug, but the advertising is clearly false. Whoever is writing the description of the mug should take a closer look at what the words actually say!

Tom

PS: What is the cost of shipping to Japan?

M E Hoffer April 19, 2006 at 6:03 am

Out of curiosity, Where was the mug manufactured?

I find it interesting that the Country of Origin is so little conveyed in most descriptions of products being offered.

Doesn’t “trade” go beyond mere products(or services) into tacit support of the structure of the society producing the goods?

jeffrey April 19, 2006 at 7:00 am

I’ll say this to the idea that all goods should be American made. Maybe all goods should be produced in Auburn, Alabama. Even better, maybe the Mises Institute should be the manufacuturer of its own ceramics. Actually, so long as we are thinking this way, and we are looking out for number 1, maybe we should not buy anything from anyone and just make all goods we consume.

M E Hoffer April 19, 2006 at 7:29 am

“I’ll say this to the idea that all goods should be American made.”

Jeffrey,

Who “said” that?

If we could only materialize “strawman” logical fallicies, cellulositic ethanol production would have a screaming headstart on a cost of input basis…

Thomas J. Van Wyk April 19, 2006 at 8:15 am

“Any chance of mises.org shot glasses for us college kids?”

In the words (letters?) of my generation, lol.

Actually I’ve kind of been hoping for a big print of Murray to put on my wall where that damn Che poster of mine used to hang.

Roy W. Wright April 19, 2006 at 2:23 pm

Doesn’t “trade” go beyond mere products(or services) into tacit support of the structure of the society producing the goods?

No.

40-hour monkey October 29, 2008 at 1:26 pm

The headline to your post is loved by Google.

So when I searched for “free trade coffee blog” you had one of the highest page rankings.

Little did I know it was an advertisement for coffee mug.

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