Curses on the House of the Bernank

Scrutiny of the Federal Reserve has been steadily increasing since Ron Paul started talking about the closing of the gold window in 1973. Though there is little chance that Paul will win any forthcoming candidacies, his legacy as the man who single-handedly brought the Federal Reserve into the light (the best disinfectant) is unmatched by…


Democracy, the New Communism

“Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.” – Hans Hoppe Commonly in political circles, you will hear people praising the U.S.’s commitment to democracy and freedom. The problem is, the two values are incompatible,…

Senior woman counting savings money.

Malthusian Myth Still Damages Our Economy

The idea that the world is overpopulated has always had a ring of eugenics and hypocrisy to me. If Malthusians believed their own rhetoric, as Walter Block notes, the problem would solve itself in Darwinian fashion: Even its advocates do not take it seriously. If one were seriously worried about overpopulation, the advocate of that…