Nick Ottens is the editor of the transatlantic news and commentary site the Atlantic Sentinel and a contributing analyst with Wikistrat, and he blogs about politics and economics at Free Market Fundamentalist. He is also a historian whose current research is in the area of Islamic revivalist movements and terrorism in 19th-century British India. Send him mail.
Ludwig von Mises: "Despots and democratic majorities are drunk with power. They must reluctantly admit that they are subject to the laws of nature. But they reject the very notion of economic law . . . economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics." - Austrian Economics: An Anthology