Bastiat on Government

I wish some one would offer a prize–not of a hundred francs, but of a million, with crowns, medals and ribbons–for a good, simple and intelligible definition of the word “Government.” What an immense service it would confer on society! The Government! what is it? where is it? what does it do? what ought it…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – September Redux

I’d rather not flood the week with posts, so here are columns for the week of lasting importance… Centralizing Our Way to Tyranny – The foundation for a technocracy is having the “experts” make the decisions for the people. Inevitably, the end of the trail is tyranny, where decisions are not only not allowed by…

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Empire of Illusion

More than anything, the pathology of today is widespread belief & hope in illusions and apathy to truth. This type of thinking is documented throughout history to follow the abundance and comfort that came from a moral awakening, and it is known to precede tragedy and pain within the human race. As to the illusions…

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The Cognitive Dissonance of the State

Robert Higgs is an incredible economist. His theories of the ratchet effect and regime uncertainty stand on their own two feet as defining the reality of economies controlled by governments today – and that is to say nothing for nearly single-handedly forcing mainstream economists worldwide to reconsider that supposed “fact” that WWII “got us out…

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