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Austrian AV Club – Bob Murphy on the Nobel Prize and the US Dollar

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Politics, Socialism.

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

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Presidential Debates and Global Warming

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One thing that those of us who keep tabs on the environmental debate and it’s effect on individual liberty have noted in the latest series of Presidential debates is the complete lack of mention of the Global Warming and Climate

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Hegel: The State as God’s Will

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 by posted in History, Socialism.
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[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

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The Arab Spring and the Romanticism of Revolution

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 by posted in History, Law, Politics, Socialism.
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When the so-called Arab Spring erupted in late 2010, it was lauded by the Western media as a triumph for freedom and democracy.  Here was a group of nations traditionally ruled through various forms of theocracy and dictatorship where the

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The Absurdity of Socialism and Interventionism

Friday, October 19th, 2012 by posted in Economics, History, Philosophy, Regulation, Socialism.
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[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

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A Brief History of Tommy Douglas

Monday, October 8th, 2012 by posted in Health Care, History, Politics, Socialism.
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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

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The State and Anti-Social Behavior

Friday, October 5th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Law, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
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[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

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The BBC on F.A. Hayek

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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

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The Case Against Reinstating the Bank of Canada

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Regulation, Socialism.
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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

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Privatizing the Great Lakes

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Environment, Socialism.
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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

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Ludwig von Mises in the Financial post

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Socialism.

Philip Cross of the MacDonald-Laurier Institute has a very interesting piece in today’s Financial Post on the subject of the recent CAW dispute with Chrysler. Chrysler’s CAW bullet Want to know what the core philosophy of the union is? The head

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My Personal Case Against Charity and Welfare

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Lifestyle, Politics, Socialism.
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As another US presidential election gets into high gear, the narrative of the “brother’s keeper” 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

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The State’s Human Road Kill Project

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Regulation, Socialism.
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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

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Audit of the Federal Reserve has been released

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
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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

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The Techno-Gods vs. Homo Simplex: It’s the Battle of the Century!

Friday, August 17th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Regulation, Socialism.
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“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

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Language Laws and Nationalism

Thursday, August 16th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
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Nationalism is at all times an enemy of freedom.  At its core, it undermines individualism in favor of the collective.  As part of a greater agenda of power centralization by the state, nationalism perpetuates an “us vs. them” attitude amongst

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The Tyranny of the Cultural Curators

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
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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

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The Smart Grid and Smart Meter: Dangers to Your Freedom

Sunday, August 12th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Education, Environment, Socialism.
The Smart Grid and Smart Meter: Dangers to Your Freedom

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.

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Obama is Wrong About the Hoover Dam

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Socialism.
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Reprinted from Laissez Faire Books In his famous “you didn’t build it” 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.

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Jobs From Forced Charity – The Socialist Way

Monday, August 6th, 2012 by posted in Socialism.
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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.

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