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Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 by posted in Economics, History, Philosophy, Politics.
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Reprinted from The Telegraph On 16 June 1941, as Hitler readied his forces for Operation Barbarossa, Josef Goebbels looked forward to the new order that the Nazis would impose on a conquered Russia. There would be no come-back, he wrote,

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Will lifting the embargo bring prosperity to Cuba?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics.

On December 17th, the White House announced that it would restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba. This is certainly a step in the right direction. Nevertheless, ending the American embargo on Cuba – something Mr. Obama cannot do without approval

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A Bit More about Equality and Liberty

Monday, December 15th, 2014 by posted in Philosophy, Politics, Regulation.
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Logan Albright suggests that equality is “a very, very broad term, with myriad meanings and interpretations.” But it isn’t really very broad in meaning, although its applications are indeed very wide – just as the term ‘red’ refers to the same

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Is Secession a Right?

Friday, December 12th, 2014 by posted in Philosophy, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Mises.org Grant defeated Lee, the Confederacy crumbled, and the idea of secession disappeared forever, or at least that’s what the conventional wisdom says. Secession is no historical irrelevance. Quite the contrary, the topic is integral to classical liberalism.

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Mockingjay Part I: No Romance in Revolution

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Liberty.me Surely there has to be a better way. That was my non-stop thought through the whole of the viewing of Mockingjay Part I, a brilliant addition to the Hunger Games series. It picks up where the last

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Kingdom Come: The Politics of the Millenium

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by posted in History, Philosophy, Politics.
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[First published in Liberty Magazine, 1990] Reprinted from Mises.org Christianity has played a central role in Western civilization and contributed an important influence on the development of classical-liberal thought. Not surprisingly, Christian beliefs about the “end times” are very important

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Hong Kongers vs. Mainlanders

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by posted in Politics.
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Hong Kong has been enjoying a capitalist system since for a long time. Even after 1997, the region has kept this feature, which makes it significantly different from mainland China. However, tension between the people in Hong Kong and the

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Democracy or The Rule of Law

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by posted in Politics.
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One of the most heated topics last month was the protest in Hong Kong, led by students who were later joined by other Hong Kong citizens. The main issue between the government and the protesters is the Chief Executive Election

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The Path to the Perfect Reserve Currency

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Economics, Politics, Regulation.

Much has been written lately, including by me, about the coming rejection of the dollar as the primary reserve currency of the world’s most important central banks. My prediction is based upon two things: one, that the Federal Reserve is

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A Response: Defending Anarcho-Capitalism

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Philosophy, Politics.
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In a 1901 letter to novelist John Galsworthy, Polish author Joseph Conrad described “skepticism” as “the tonic of minds, the tonic of life, the agent of truth – the way of art and salvation.” Men hardly write letters anymore. Post

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Tax Avoidance is NOT Tax Evasion

Friday, November 14th, 2014 by posted in Politics, Regulation.

From today’s Open Europe news summary: The Telegraph reports that David Cameron is expected to use the G20 gathering of world leaders this weekend to press for greater sharing of tax information to crackdown on avoidance. Open Europe’s Raoul Ruparel is quoted

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National Security: The New State Religion

Friday, November 14th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Casey Research Salt Lake City is a religious town. The awe-inspiring Mormon Temple dominates a SLC skyline framed by the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Virtually all of downtown is owned by the church, and everyone is welcome to come

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Europe 25 years after the fall of the iron curtain

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Mises on Policy, Politics.

Play video 01:38:28 Added on 11/12/14 178 views Many thanks to my friend Dr. Philip Bagus for forwarding the link to me. In addition to the address by former Czech president Vaclav Klaus, there were excellent presentations by Dr. Bagus

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Government Revenue, Democratic Control, and the Squamish Nation

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by posted in Politics.
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Ludwig von Mises wrote that, “[d]emocratic control is budgetary control. The government has but one source of revenue—taxes. … But if the government has other sources of income it can free itself from this control.”[1] This principle is particularly important

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Maastricht Treaty? We don’t need no stinkin’ Maastricht Treaty!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 by posted in Banking, Economics, Law, Politics.

From today’s Open Europe news summary: ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch said yesterday that the ECB will begin purchasing Asset Backed Securities (ABS) next week. He added that, “should the situation deteriorate further”, purchases of sovereign debt remain an

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The EU’s anti-competitive tax policy

Monday, November 10th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Law, Politics, Regulation.

From today’s Open Europe new summary: Following the release of thousands of secret documents detailing how Luxembourg helped companies avoid paying taxes, an FT leader argues, “For the sake of his own credibility – and that of the commission – [Jean-Claude Juncker]

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My interview on Mises.org re: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, History, Politics.
My interview on Mises.org re: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2

Patrick Barron: The End of the US Dollar Imperium, Part 2 Jeff Deist and Patrick Barron continue their discussion on monetary imperialism. They delve deeper into US dollar supremacy, and how it might end with a whimper instead of a

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My latest interview on Power Trading Radio re: European developments that may prove positive in the long run

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Banking, Economics, Politics.

Click below to hear my latest interview on Power Trading Radio. I discuss in more detail the various movements in Europe that I view as economically positive in the long run. The interview last approximately one half hour with two

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The Dangers of Settled Science

Friday, October 31st, 2014 by posted in Philosophy, Politics.
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Evolution is one of the most cherished doctrines of the worshippers of science. Whenever we hear the angry shouts of settled science, it is either in reference to climate change or evolution. Anyone who dares question these theories is treated

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The Market and the State

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics.
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[Originally published in German in 1968. Reprinted from Mises.org] For every species of animals and plants the means of subsistence are limited. Hence every living being’s vital interests are implacably opposed to those of all members of its own species.

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