Archive for November, 2012

Nationalism and Imperialism

Friday, November 30th, 2012 by posted in Foreign Policy.
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[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 3] 4. Nationalism As long as nations were ruled by monarchical despots, the idea of adjusting the boundaries of the state to coincide with the boundaries between nationalities could not find acceptance. If

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Robert Reich and the Influence of Economic Fallacies

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education.

Few have an understanding of economics quite like Robert Reich. One would have to sift through the furthest regions of stupidity to find a consistent stream of falsehoods to match his publishing record. Recently, the public policy professor has unleashed


Germany Must Repatriate ALL of Its Gold

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by and posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics.
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The Greatest Threat to Worldwide Prosperity The greatest threat to worldwide prosperity is the collapse of what remains of free market capitalism.  Not war.  Not depletion of scarce natural resources.  Not environmental degradation.  Not global warming (or is it “climate


A Lesson From Rob Ford’s Ousting

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by posted in Politics.

Austro-libertarians, present company included, have a tendency to believe that they understand the political system—the State—better than the average person. This opinion stems from careful study of the theory and history of the State, broken down logically and with consistency

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Thank You to the Mises Institute!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by , and posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education.
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There are few in this world that dramatically change the way one views society and its functionality.  Their work creates a dynamic shift in perspective which in turn leads to new attitudes about humanity and civilization.  In sum, their message

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My Top Three Picks For The Next Bank of Canada Governor

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by posted in Events.

Good riddance Mark Carney! When you think about it, it’s not surprising that he would, “pull a Greenspan” and leave the mess he’s created to some new stooge. After all, his reputation for being the new maestro would be tarnished


We’re heading for economic dictatorship

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism.
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Reprinted from The Telegraph Forget about that dead parrot of a question – should we join the eurozone? The eurozone has officially joined us in a newly emerging international organisation: we are all now members of the Permanent No-growth Club.

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Good Riddance Mark Carney!

Monday, November 26th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Regulation.

Forget Toronto mayor Rob Ford, Mark Carney just announced he was leaving the Bank of Canada to lead the Bank of England. Carney is expected to keep his current job until June, when he will then take over the BoE

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The American Tradition of Secession

Monday, November 26th, 2012 by posted in History, Regulation.
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Reprinted from “Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession.” ~ Ron Paul Leftists and neocons in the media who tend to agree on the propriety and desirability of an ever-growing welfare/warfare/police state were predictably

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The Political Foundations of Peace

Friday, November 23rd, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Law, Philosophy.
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[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 3] One would think that after the experience of the World War the realization of the necessity of perpetual peace would have become increasingly common. However, it is still not appreciated that everlasting

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Hating the Rich

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Law.

In the midst of the extramarital affair scandal involving former CIA director David Petraeus, the mansion which mistress-turned-media target Paula Broadwell is hiding out in was revealed by the Daily Mail. This $2.3 mansion contains seven bedrooms and five bathrooms


A Golden Deutsche Mark Is the Catalyst for Ending the Tyranny of Fiat Money Inflation

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 by and posted in Banking, Capitalism.
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In his recent Mises Daily Article “Fool’s Gold Standards” John P. Cochran warns his readers against accepting any monetary reform less than that of money created by the free market.  Therefore, he felt it necessary to criticize our previous Mises


Anatomy of the End Game

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 by posted in Economics.
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(click here to read this article in pdf format: November 22 2012) About a month ago, in the third-quarter report of a Canadian global macro fund, its strategist made the interesting observation that “…Four ideas in particular have caught the fancy

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Chronicling The Decline And Fall Of Entitlement Democracy

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Regulation, Socialism.
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Reprinted from Forbes It’s been a week of sober reflection, accompanied by a self-imposed news fast, during which I’ve struggled to understand the deeper meaning of our recent electoral catastrophe. Doing so undistracted by a thousand voices required strict electronic


An Analysis Of The Effects Of Prohibition Of Tobacco By Excessive Taxation

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Health Care, Law, Lifestyle, Politics, Regulation, Trade.

The following paper was prepared for and presented at the Toronto Austrian Scholars’ Conference, November 9-10, 2012. I would like to think that it is a work in progress. As such, I am looking forward to comments, as well as

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Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Education, Politics.
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Reprinted from the Circle Bastiat blog Congratulations to the Mises Institute of Canada and its director, Redmond Weissenberger, for hosting the first Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference at the University of Toronto this past weekend, November 9-10.  The conference included four

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Currencies of the Future

Monday, November 19th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Laissez Faire Today: Many people complain about government control of currency, but only a few do something about it. I’m not talking about movements to “audit the Fed” and such. I’m talking about real innovation that makes an


Boundaries and the Right of Self-Determination

Friday, November 16th, 2012 by posted in Foreign Policy, Politics, Trade.
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[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 3] 1. The Boundaries of the State For the liberal, there is no opposition between domestic policy and foreign policy, and the question so often raised and exhaustively discussed, whether considerations of foreign

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The Bit Heard Round the World? WordPress Begins Accepting Bitcoin

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by posted in Uncategorized.

Republished from Silver Vigilante WordPress, the modern equivalent of the Gutenberg press, has announced that it will accept Bitcoin for upgrades.  Now, without the use of PayPal or credit cards, users of WordPress, which has lit the philosophical and journalism


Should Puppy Mills Be Illegal?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law.

In October, the city of Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to ban pet shops from selling dogs* obtained from commercial breeders. The law’s purpose is to curb the rise of puppy mills which are breeding facilities