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Tag: Rothbard
  • Does M.I.A. Read Rothbard?

    This a music video from the artist M.I.A. called “Born Free.”  Anyone who has read Rothbard’s For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto will recognize the video’s echoes of Rothbards explanation of the problems with utilitarian philosophy. Be cautioned, however, that this video contains graphic violence.

  • A Leap of Faith from the Bunning Affair

    Yes, bear with me on this one.  First I want to give Bunning some credit.  If you don’t know what’s going on, he is halting the Senate essentially (although they could vote today regardless of his objection) on a 30 day extension for jobless benefits funds. He’s getting a lot of heat because he just …

  • We must be Romantics.

    From For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto (this excerpt is, itself, a quote of H. L. Mencken): All [that government] can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for …

  • Milton Friedman Unraveled

    During the economic crisis, the establishment media has blamed all that has happened thus far on the “free market” and the view of it represented by the thought and writings of Milton Friedman. Having read Capitalism and Freedom and Free to Choose, I find him a very good economist — but everyone familiar with Friedman …

  • Mises/Rothbard 2012!!


  • Learn to Speak Austrian Fluently

    We were discussing the intricacies of inflation, gold, the Federal Reserve and the like at my last Campaign for Liberty meet up; several of my colleagues confessed that they regrettably didn’t understand the matters fluently. (One of them a banker!) Another writer for Young Americans for Liberty wrote recently about the next generation of Austrian …