Philosophy and Methodology
If governments do anything more than protect property rights, then they're too big.
Today is the birthday of Hans Hoppe, an outstanding libertarian theorist.
Labor and Wages
Federal labor laws increase monopoly power, reduce competition, and void free association, all in the name of "workers' rights."
Holcombe contends “political capitalism,” has come to replace market capitalism. We now have an economic system in which government and the private sector team up to exploit everyone else.
Working hard is a good thing, but it can only lead to high levels of wealth when combined with capital accumulation and entrepreneurship.
Bureaucracy and Regulation
Bad ideas can spread more quickly than good ones, often because they sound so good until you spend some time thinking about them.
Today would have been Ralph Raico's eighty-second birthday. He was a foremost historian of classical liberalism and a leading libertarian theorist.
Today is Hans Hoppe's Birthday