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Tag: Murray Rothbard
  • Libertarian vets weigh in on Chris Kyle, Iraq War

    By Zach Foster, Chris Padilla, Adam Clossman The cornerstone of libertarian philosophy is the non-aggression principle: you won’t harm anyone if they won’t harm you either. This principle guides our conduct in peace and in war. We’re libertarians who served in the Global War on Terrorism; a soldier, a sailor, and a marine. Chris Kyle, photo by Cpl. …

  • Obama Is Wrong on Minimum Wage

    [The following originally appeared in The College Fix on February 17, 2013. It has been approved for re-posting.] President Barack Obama’s call for the minimum wage to be increased to $9 an hour during the recent State of the Union address is a bad idea for many reasons, not the least of which are potential …

  • Expanding YAL’s Influence beyond the College Campus

    In order to change the present system we must be able to analyze and explore it, and to see in the concrete how our libertarian view can be applied to such an analysis and to the prospects for social change. —Murray Rothbard If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is …

  • Rothbard’s Practical Politics

    Norman Singleton is Rep. Ron Paul’s Legislative Director. He has worked for Dr. Paul since 1997. Once a month, Norm and I meet at Bailey’s Pub & Grill in Arlington, Virginia to discuss two subjects—pro wrestling and libertarian politics. The first is the primary reason for our meetings. Bailey’s offers monthly WWE pay-per-views which we …

  • Discovering Libertarianism: Natural Rights

    This is to be part one of an introduction to Libertarianism.  Libertarianism and its logical progression to Anarchism are either unfamiliar, or worse, shrouded by false preconceived notions or bad remnants of public perception by the vast majority of people. I look to shatter these notions, and enable free independent thought so that you will …

  • Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 2

    In Part 1 of my commentary, called Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 1, I wrote about some of the incorrect characterization’s in President Obama’s speech about free markets and the policies of the 1920s as he addressed Osawatomie High School on December 6, 2011.  I focused on some general terms, such as ‘markets’ and ‘economy’ …

  • Clearing Up Some Misinformation, Part 1

    President Obama gave a speech at Osawatomie High School on December 6, 2011, where he declared freedom and free markets to be dead, unworkable ideas which have been tried and proven to fail.  The President claims that free people making decisions about how to allocate their labor and resources (the free market) is a simple …

  • Fed News Friday: What is Money in 2011?

    This week, I decided we should lay down some foundational elements of discussion before we go any further. What would Fed News Friday be without understanding where all this money comes from or where it originated from? If you are a fan of Murray Rothbard, you know that he loves dividing ham sandwiches and using …

  • Rothbard’s Ways to Promote Liberty on Campus (Part II)

    Time for Part 2 of Rothbard’s Ways to Promote Libertarian Ideas — on campus! (Here is the link to part 1.) There are supposed to be 101 ways, but all I can find online are parts 1 and 2, which go up to #35.  Sorry folks, only a few of the remaining ones are still …

  • Rothbard’s Ways to Promote Libertarian Ideas on Campus

    I recently discovered an article by Murray Rothbard online called 101 Ways to Promote Libertarian Ideas (Part I). To my surprise, most are directly about promoting libertarian ideas on campus! Here are a few of my favorite ones. Be on the lookout for Part II! 12. Have you ever recommended a book to your teacher? Why …