The Weakness of Equality as a Social Motif

Murray Rothbard’s words here are as present and relevant as they were when they were written 41 years ago, and speak volumes on human nature, the future, and the compelling argument that egalitarianism will forever fail to provide workable legal doctrine: The struggle over egalitarianism is [not] over. Far from it. On the contrary, after…

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The Criminal Acts of the United States Government…

by its own standards, even… Santelli is right on in this video, even though Friedman really got him by saying his idea was idiotic. A recent Forbes article explains why: For starters, let’s be clear on what a Ponzi scheme is. Say you’re in a scheming kind of mood and looking to get rich off…

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The Ever-Incompetent Ideas of Lord Keynes

Lew Rockwell, in his usual clear writing style, makes some heavy hits against Keynesianism: It should be obvious to everyone but the most dedicated adherent of Keynesianism that the stimulus did not accomplish its end. The combination of outright spending by Congress, the desperate schemes to reflate the housing market, the attempt to transfuse bleeding…

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The Irreconcilability of Modern American War & Christianity

Lawrence Vance hits the above concept with full force in a recent speech: If there is any group of people that should be opposed to war, torture, militarism, the warfare state, state worship, suppression of civil liberties, an imperial presidency, blind nationalism, government propaganda, and an aggressive foreign policy it is Christians, and especially conservative,…

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The Ever-Failing-While-Expanding Police State

As always, the police state wants to expand, even while it fails in the areas to which it has already spread. To the internet, for example, in order to protect the intellectual property of those who own the state-granted monopoly (which, at common law, was protected by the owner, not the government). To the seizure…

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The Myth [& Danger] of American Exceptionalism

A lecture by Howard Zinn, whose domestic policies always fell short to me but whose foreign policy cannot be stressed enough: Not only is it a myth that Americanism is exceptional, but it is also a myth that when we send our soldiers abroad they are spreading freedom or democracy – the two probably being…

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