It is more than a grim coincidence that Herbert Spencer, in his great book Man vs. the State, was warning of the coming slavery in 1884, and that George Orwell, in our time, has predicted that the full consummation of this slavery will be reached in 1984, exactly one century later.
The very idea that the FOMC would function as faithful monetary eunuchs was sheer fantasy.
Consider the sheer idiocy of paying legions of twenty-somethings who cannot speak Arabic, Farsi, or Pashtun, and who know practically nothing of the history, customs, folkways, and traditions of these places.
Why be libertarian, anyway? Why engage in a deep and lifelong commitment to the principle and the goal of individual liberty?
David Gordon: Oakley on Pathological Altruism
Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, has just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. a brilliant article on pathological altruism. People often act out of a desire to he
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Mark Thornton: Rothbard in the New Yorker
Not exactly correct on all point, but worth a read.
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Robert Higgs: Robert William Fogel (July 1, 1926 – June 11, 2013)
Robert Fogel died a few days ago. He was a prominent figure in the academic economic history profession for five decades, virtually from the time he burst onto the scene with the publication of a polished-up version of his Johns Hopkins Ph.D. di
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