[Reprinted from Mises.org. This article is excerpted from volume 2, chapter 11 of An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought (1995). An MP3 audio file of this chapter, narrated by Jeff Riggenbach, is available for download.] Typically, determinist
When the so-called Arab Spring erupted in late 2010, it was lauded by the Western media as a triumph for freedom and democracy.Â Here was a group of nations traditionally ruled through various forms of theocracy and dictatorship where the
[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 2] 4. The Impracticability of Socialism People are wont to consider socialism impracticable because they think that men lack the moral qualities demanded by a socialist society. It is feared that under socialism
Tommy Douglas, the so-called “Greatest Canadian,” was actually born in Scotland in 1904. At age six, his family relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Later, Douglas became a Baptist minister before becoming a politician. Most what of is taught or written about
[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 1] 12. Tolerance Liberalism limits its concern entirely and exclusively to earthly life and earthly endeavor. The kingdom of religion, on the other hand, is not of this world. Thus, liberalism and religion
Masters Of Money: Friedrich Hayek A look at the life of Hayek and his economic views – including interviews with Peter Schiff, Bruce Caldwell, John Papola, Ron Paul and others. Jeffrey Sachs is particularly clueless… and Paul Krugman is unbearable
There is a legal case against the Bank of Canada going on right now. It seems that “we” own the BoC and can have the government direct the Bank to loan money “interest free” to finance government’s activities. There are
The EPA has initiated a renewal of a forty year old agreement between the Canadian and American governments to “restore and maintain” the Great Lakes. When the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was signed in 1972, it was a media
Philip Cross of the MacDonald-Laurier InstituteÂ has a very interesting piece in today’s Financial Post on the subject of the recent CAW dispute with Chrysler. Chryslerâ€™s CAW bullet Want to know what the core philosophy of the union is? The head
As another US presidential election gets into high gear, the narrative of the â€œbrother’s keeperâ€ that Barack Obama brought forth at his first major speech in 2004 (12:50) is beginning to dominate the debate. Dr. Gary North recently explained how
Driving on government owned and operated roads is a dangerous business. More than 2,000 Canadians are killed every year while simply travelling from point A to point B. More than 400 people are killed every year in Alberta alone. Of
Republished from the website of Bernie Sanders, Senator for Vermont You can download the document here. The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans
“For more enjoyment and greater efficiency, consumption is being standardized. We are sorry.” – Voice in the movie THX1138 (1971) The War on Obesity being waged by the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, intends to make the sale
Nationalism is at all times an enemy of freedom.Â At its core, it undermines individualism in favor of the collective.Â As part of a greater agenda of power centralization by the state, nationalism perpetuates an â€œus vs. themâ€ attitude amongst
Reprinted from Mises.org The state is at its most arrogant when it tries to protect us from ourselves. And there is perhaps no group of people subjected to a more absurd policy of state “protection” than the Jarawa tribe of
Roger Toutant, Mises Canada Contributor is interviewed by Brian Lilley on his article “Smart Grid as the Slave Grid” Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada.
Reprinted from Laissez Faire Books In his famous â€œyou didnâ€™t build itâ€ speech, President Obama cited the Internet, fire departments, the GI Bill, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam as examples of government action that helps business owners.
Reprinted from The Daily Bell It appears, based on the economic philosophy he has been outlining in recent weeks, that President Obama believes that jobs based on economic transactions, exchanges, trade and so forth do not matter, have no significance.
A sacred cow is usually defined as that which is regarded as far too valuable or prestigious to even think about altering.Â Any proposition that comes close to complete abolition is met with astounding ridicule.Â In the realm of legalized
In this edition of the Austrian A/V Club, we interview Marie-Josee Loiselle, Fellow at the Montreal Economic Institute and Director of MJ Economics about the bankrupt social democratic welfare state known as Quebec. http://www.mj-economics.com/ Redmond is the director of the