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Santa Keynes and the Hayekian Grinch

Friday, December 21st, 2012 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, History, Politics, Regulation, Socialism.

A great article by Peter Foster over at the Financial Post Keynesianism has extended ­downturn, despite recent praise We are now approaching the fourth Christmas of the great debate between the benign supporters of Santa Keynes and the walnut-hearted acolytes

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Orderly and Humane?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 by posted in History, Socialism, Trade.
World War 2 teaser

Reprinted from Peter Hichen’s Blog at U.K. Mail Online Some time ago I decided to write a book about the damaging and deluded cult of national victory which has done this country so much damage since 1945. No doubt it


Do You Need Institutional “Weapons” to Defend Against Wealthy Capitalists?

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, History, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.
anarcho syndicalism teaser

The anarcho-capitalist movement appears to be tweaking the interest of the young leftist movement, which historically represents the radical side of the political spectrum. Maybe the time has come for “revolutionary politics.” In his 1969 essay, “The Death of Politics”,

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Equality – The Great Socialist Ideal

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by posted in Socialism.
tax the rich teaser

Reprinted from International Man Defining Equality The free-market system is, in one sense, equal. Anyone with ideas, abilities or ambition has the opportunity to improve upon his lot in life. Therefore, at any given time, there are people in a

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Chronicling The Decline And Fall Of Entitlement Democracy

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Education, Regulation, Socialism.
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Reprinted from Forbes It’s been a week of sober reflection, accompanied by a self-imposed news fast, during which I’ve struggled to understand the deeper meaning of our recent electoral catastrophe. Doing so undistracted by a thousand voices required strict electronic


Why President Obama was Reelected

Sunday, November 11th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Socialism.

It’s a safe assumption to make that the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama to the office of the United States Presidency will be talked about for decades to come. In history textbooks, 2012 will be referred as a momentous election


Bureaucratization and the State

Friday, November 9th, 2012 by posted in Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
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[This article is excerpted from Liberalism, Chapter 2] 8. Bureaucratization There is yet another sense in which it is commonly said that the necessary conditions for the realization of the liberal ideal of society no longer obtain today. In the

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But Who Will Build The Roads?

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Socialism.

One of my favourite movies is Mike Judge’s Office Space. For those who haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil anything. The only reason I bring it up is because there’s a scene where a character named Tom Smykowski is, essentially,

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Hobsbawm’s Choice

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by posted in History, Socialism.
Eric-Hobsbawm teaser

Reprinted from Taki’s Magazine They played “The Internationale” at Wednesday’s funeral of Eric Hobsbawm, Britain’s “greatest historian.” No one took offense. Indeed, all felt uplifted. The mourners at the crematorium in Golders Green, London’s Jewish heartland, included Labour Party leader

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The Modern Greek Ruins…

Friday, October 26th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Socialism.

I guess this is what the German taxpayers are being asked to pay for… only 8 years later, and the Greek Olympic facilities are decaying. For information, check out Huffington Post   Redmond is the director of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of


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.
Hegel teaser

[Reprinted from 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.
arab spring

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.
labor teaser

[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.

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.
hands shaking teaser

[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


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


The Case Against Reinstating the Bank of Canada

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

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


Privatizing the Great Lakes

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

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