Foreign Policy  RSS Feed

Glenn Greenwald and civil libertarians’ ‘double paradigm’ syndrome

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Foreign Policy.
greenwaldteaser

Those who value privacy intended as respect of individual property rights, for example in one’s own communications, will forever be in debt of Edward Snowden. And even those who today don’t value privacy will be. Snowden is the great hero

No comments yet

When Not Getting What You Pay for is Preferred

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by posted in Foreign Policy, Regulation.
gyrocopter

In his book Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo, libertarian writer Jeffrey Tucker sagaciously noted that we Americans “really don’t get all the government we pay for, and thank goodness. Lord protect us on the day that we

Comments are off for this post

The Federal Reserve Bank Must Be Destroyed!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Foreign Policy, Politics.

“Delanda est in Susidium Foederatum Bank” (The Federal Reserve Bank Must be Destroyed) During the years of the Roman Republic, Cato the Elder ended every speech with the phrase “Delanda est Carthago” (Carthage must be destroyed). Rome had fought two

Comments are off for this post

How not to win friends!

Monday, March 9th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Foreign Policy, Politics, Socialism.

From today’s Open Europe news summary: Greek Defence Minister: We’ll flood Europe with refugees if Greece is ‘hit’ by Germany; Speaking at a meeting of Independent Greek MPs yesterday, party leader and Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos argued that “If

Comments are off for this post

The U.S. Cannot Afford to be the World’s Police

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy, Regulation.
Cargo supplies are piled on the tarmac at the Ramstein U.S. air base in central Germany

Reprinted from the Press and Journal The recent shooting at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by Islamic extremists has reignited the debate on how to handle the threat of terrorism. The renewed talk is understandable. As horror extraordinaire H.P. Lovecraft

1 comment

On the Silliness of the Cuban Embargo

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Foreign Policy.
cuba1

Two years after I was born, the Soviet Union hit its final nadir. The former Evil Empire collapsed under the weight of its own economic contradictions, never to recover its original form. The fall was the greatest victory for liberty

1 comment

America: Land of the Whipped and Whimpering

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Foreign Policy, Regulation.
tsa_agents_teaser

Reprinted from Casey Research In this land of the free and home of the brave, a friend of mine wrote about an experience he had at the airport recently. Having taken his watch off to pass through the TSA scanner,

1 comment

Why Banking, Corporate America And The Government Need Each Other

Monday, November 24th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Foreign Policy.
jpmorgan

Reprinted from GoldSilverWorlds.com Content: This paper summarizes an outstanding essay written by Murray N. Rothbard in 1984, which appeared the first time in World Market Perspective and later under the same title as a monograph produced by the Center for

Comments are off for this post

The Socialist Wind from the South

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy.
border_crossing_teaser

Reprinted from Le Quebecois Libre As everybody knows, the United States is a mean country where dog-eat-dog capitalism reigns, where the poor die of hunger in the streets or of illnesses at the doors of hospitals whose treatments they cannot

Comments are off for this post

The Tragedy of NATO: Economic Problems Embedded in Collective Security Agreements

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy, Politics, Socialism.

The economic phenomenon known as the “Tragedy of the Commons” instructs us that commonly held resources that are insufficiently protected will be plundered to extinction. The phenomenon was recognized in the early nineteenth century to explain why the commons in

1 comment

Will You Have a Second Child if Permitted?: China’s One-Child Policy 2.0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy.
china two

China’s one-child policy has been a controversial topic since its implementation. One major argument is that this policy will lead to a substantial decline in fertility rate over time. According to Bing Chen (2014), who cites from the 2011 China

Comments are off for this post

One More Step Towards a Market Economy: The Reform of China’s Household Registration System

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy.
china 1

On July 30, 2014, a piece of news regarding the reform of China’s Household Registration system (the hukou system) began to be circulated. This reform was officially confirmed by the state council of PRC earlier, and soon became a heated

Comments are off for this post

Americans Must Choose Non-Intervention for Peace, Prosperity

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy, Philosophy, Politics.
Ron_Paul_WRLC teaser

Reprinted from Voices of Liberty August 26, 2014 – Ron Paul and Mark Spitznagel are passionate about non-interventionism, free markets, and Austrian economics. In spite of their years, these passions former Congressman Paul and Mr. Spitznagel hold dear are growing in

Comments are off for this post

The State’s Worst Atrocity

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Foreign Policy, History.
british-trench teaser

Reprinted from LewRockwell.com “The lamps are going out all over Europe,” Sir Edward Grey famously said on the eve of World War I. “We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” It was 100 years ago this week

Comments are off for this post

The Privilege of Watching War

Monday, August 11th, 2014 by posted in Foreign Policy, Lifestyle.
explosion

Iraq War the Third is now in its nascent stages. Last week, after a slew of confused press reports, President Obama ordered a number of airstrikes in the Northern territory of Iraq. This was called a “humanitarian intervention” to protect

4 comments

The Airlines Work for Uncle Sam

Friday, August 1st, 2014 by posted in Foreign Policy, Politics, Regulation.
airlines teaser

Reprinted from Casey Research Anyone who’s traveled by air this year knows airfares are up, scheduling is tight, and the seats are even tighter. You’re thinking the airlines must be printing money, right? Not exactly. The 26 remaining domestic carriers

2 comments

Lies for Empire

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by posted in Foreign Policy, Politics, Regulation.
empire

In his provocative cover story “Why Liberalism Means Empire” for The American Conservative, Daniel McCarthy makes a rather astounding claim: that liberalism, or rather laissez faire secular order, needs a state hegemon to be long-lasting. I call this argument astounding because

Comments are off for this post

The Birth of America’s “Religion of Violence”

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Foreign Policy, Philosophy.
civilwar teaser

Reprinted from LewRockwell.com Laurence Vance has coined the word “warvangelical” to describe so-called evangelical Christians who are obsessed with supporting all of the state’s wars and all of the death, destruction, and mayhem that they entail.  They ignore the ancient

Comments are off for this post

The Decline of Influence

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by posted in Foreign Policy, History, Philosophy.
Mideast Iraq Violence

The world is seemingly aflame in chaos right now. The Israeli military has invaded the Gaza strip after the breaking of an 18-month cease-fire agreement. Which side broke the accord is still an open question. A commercial airliner was shot

3 comments

War for Prosperity

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Foreign Policy.
bombing-of-dresden

Economist Tyler Cowen always has an interesting view on things. He eschews the Austrian, deductive school in favor of a more data-driven approach. But he has sympathies for the heterodox view, and his own politics are described as generally libertarian.

Comments are off for this post