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Austrian AV Club – Marc Morano of Climate Depot on the “Global War on Humanity”

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by posted in Education, Environment, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
Austrian AV Club – Marc Morano of Climate Depot on the “Global War on Humanity”

Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.

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An Open Letter to College Graduates- Do Not Go Into the Public Sector!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by posted in Education, Politics, Regulation.
higgs public service teaser

Graduation day for college seniors is just around the corner.  That means the days of drinking your liver to death and cramming a semester’s worth of notes into your head an hour before the final exam will soon be coming

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The CMHC Pump and Dump

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by posted in Banking, Economics, Politics.
CMHC Headquarters

In a recent Financial Post editorial meeting, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty let slip a statement that hinted at a massive change coming in the housing and mortgage market in Canada: “Over time, I don’t think it’s essential that a government

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Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman – Video and Transcript

Monday, April 30th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, History, Politics.
Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman – Video and Transcript

Congressman Ron Paul on Professor Paul Krugman’s views: “[Krugman] believes in big government, from what I read and hear, and I believe in very small government. I emphasize personal liberties. I don’t like a managed economy, whether it’s through central

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The Real Cost of a College Education

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
public schooling

Last week, the total amount of debt emanating from student loans in the U.S. reached $1 trillion.  With the Great Recession still present in the daily lives of the middle class, salaried jobs for college graduates are tough to come

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An Earth-Shattering Revelation About Dora the Explorer, Courtesy of the State

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics, Regulation.

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) is a quasi-judicial federal body. It arbitrates disputes related to trade, customs and procurement at the request of the government of Canada. It also provides the government with advice on tariffs, trade, commercial and

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U.S. Senate Barber Shop Operating in the Red- Another Instance of an Inability to Economize

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics, Trade.
scissors cutting money

While the motto of private enterprise is “the customer is always right,” the slogan of government is “the public be damned!” –Murray Rothbard Within the modern election cycle, it has become typical for political candidates, usually those quick to label

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Ontario Government Leaves Speed Limits At A Standstill

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by posted in Law, Politics, Regulation.
72_Beetle

State interference stalls progress. Both in the economy and in traffic. The speed limit on Ontario’s 400-series highways was 70 miles per hour (112 kilometres per hour) in the late 1960s. Pressured to ration gasoline during the energy crisis of

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SS Agents and Prostitutes- Another Case of the Worst Rising to the Top

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 by posted in Politics.
secret service protitute

(Pic via New York Daily News) Austrian economist F.A. Hayek’s most famous work, The Road to Serfdom, is renowned for identifying two general rules in regards to politics and the state.  As the title of the book suggests, Hayek was

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When You Start Working For Yourself And Not The Government

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics.

On 17 April 2012 the United States celebrated its annual Tax Freedom Day. Wikipedia explains the concept: “Tax Freedom Day is the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically earned enough income to fund its annual tax

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David Axelrod Admits to the Anatomy of the State

Monday, April 16th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Philosophy, Politics.
david axelrod

Recently on Fox News Sunday, David Axelrod, former Senior Adviser to President Obama and now communications director for his reelection campaign, let slip a sneering remark on the true essence of government.  When pushed by anchor Chris Wallace on whether

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Murray Rothbard on the EU – 1989

Sunday, April 15th, 2012 by posted in Banking, Economics, History, Politics.
Murray Rothbard on the EU – 1989

Murray Rothbard on the EU, ECB and the currency union from 1989. Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.

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Solar Energy: Going for Broke

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Environment, Politics.
solar_panels

Every environmentalist drools over it, every physicist and engineer breaks into a dreamy sweat when they think about it, and every politician has fallen completely head-over-heels in love with it:  solar photo-voltaic (PV) energy.  What on earth could be more

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Canadians Open to More Thievery To Enforce a More Unequal Society

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 by posted in Philosophy, Politics.

Or at least that’s how the following Globe and Mail headline should read: “Canadians Open to Tax Hikes to Create More Equal Society, Poll Finds” Canadians are concerned about what they see as a growing gap between the rich and

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Remembering Corporate Liberalism

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, History, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
Obama new new deal

Originally appeared at Austro-Athenian Empire The main plotline of the Star Wars prequel trilogy concerns an apparent conflict between the central government (the Senate) on the one hand and a coalition of mercantile interests (the Trade Federation, the Commerce Guild,

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Canadians Not Mislead On F-35 Cost, Just An Issue of “Accounting”

Sunday, April 8th, 2012 by posted in Foreign Policy, Politics.

Talk about Orwellian. Lying comes naturally to politicians.  The path to public office is paved with broken promises and digging up dirt on opponents.  If the state is, as Rothbard opined, “the organization of robbery systematized and writ large,” then

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If You Don’t Believe In Man-Made Global Warming, You Are No Better Than A Racist

Friday, April 6th, 2012 by posted in Environment, Politics.
Norgaard

Oregon University professor Kari Norgaard has made headlines with a controversial paper claiming that global warming skeptics are plagued by an “aberrant sociological behavior.”  From the Daily Mail: Sociology and environmental studies professor Kari Norgaard wrote a paper criticising non-believers,

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The Vampire Economy and the Market

Friday, April 6th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Socialism.
Nosferatu

[This article was originally published in New Perspectives in Political Economy, the academic journal of CEVRO Institute (School of Legal and Social Studies), vol. 7(1), pp. 141–154. Reposted on mises.org, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012.] 1. Authoritarian Capitalism (Fascism) and Liberal

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19,200 Federal Jobs to Be Eliminated- Good Riddance!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics.
government employee

Starting this week, 19,200 federal jobs in Canada are set to begin the process of elimination.  Of the 19,200 positions, 12,000 workers will be getting pink slips.  This is fantastic news and worthy of celebration.  Yet Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s

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Should Anti-Statists Accept Food Stamps?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 by posted in Philosophy, Politics.
food stamps

Receiving food stamps has become an unfortunate American pastime. Since the housing bust and subsequent financial crisis threw millions out of work, many have turned to the dole.  The number of Americans on food stamps has reached record numbers.  Zerohedge

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