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What Democracy?

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 by posted in Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
democracy

A sacred cow is usually defined as that which is regarded as far too valuable or prestigious to even think about altering.  Any proposition that comes close to complete abolition is met with astounding ridicule.  In the realm of legalized

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Quebec, The Sick Man of Canada

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, History, Politics, Socialism.
Quebec, The Sick Man of Canada

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

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Spontaneous Order and the Jersey Shore

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 by posted in Economics, Education, Law, Lifestyle, Regulation, Socialism.
beach boardwalk

It’s tough to do just about anything today without experiencing the far-reaching hand of the growing regulatory state.  Virtually everything the average shopper see on the store shelf is stamped with government approval.  With the increasing use of red light

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With a Little Help From the President

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Socialism.
you didn't build that

I’ve yet to read either of US President Obama’s books; however I’ve read in passing criticisms of use his excessive of circular arguments in them. Judging by his Roanoke, Virginia campaign speech, it would appear that the President has committed

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The New York Times and Socialism

Friday, July 13th, 2012 by posted in Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
socialism flag

In lieu of the election of Socialist President Francois Hollande and a Socialist Party collision as the majority in France’s Parliament, the New York Times recently asked “what does it mean to be a Socialist these days, anyway?”   According to

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“Do As I Say, Not As I Do”

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Socialism.
beggar girl teaser

People in support of state welfare like to accuse anyone in opposition to this system of being heartless and greedy. In fact, the opposite is true. I have yet to meet a single statist, leftist, or socialist who volunteers, gives

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The Art of Decentralization

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by posted in Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
small village teaser

Reprinted from LewRockwell.com When I heard the learned astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer

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Should the State Be Hated?

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 by posted in Politics, Regulation, Socialism.
capital building

In an interview with popular libertarian broadcaster Stefan Molyneaux last year, economic historian Tom Woods made an excellent analogy as to how the American public would react to schools run exclusively by Walmart as compared to those under the direction

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Socialized Healthcare is Incompatible Wtih Personal Liberty

beds

In the build-up and aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the so-called individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act numerous articles were published and republished on the inefficiency of nationalized healthcare. (The most insightful of these I find to

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Globe and Mail warming to the Austrians?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economics, History, Socialism.

Centre-Left National newspaper, the Globe and Mail has had a series of op-eds by Gwyn Morgan, wherein the author quotes liberally from Friedrich Hayek – please find the excerpts and links to the articles below. Going deeper into debt won’t

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The Morality of Choice

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Health Care, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.
dr. nick dr. hibert

Picture yourself walking into a department store to purchase some laundry detergent.  As you approach the aisle stocked full of brightly-labeled containers, you come face to face with a crucial decision.  Which detergent do you choose?  Do you go with

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Wallenda vs. The Egalitarians

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Lifestyle, Philosophy, Regulation, Socialism.

“Egalitarianism” is just a code for envy. Nothing bothers egalitarians more than other people’s superiority in one way or another. Thus they commit themselves to reducing everyone else to abilities lower than those attainable to them, and in doing so

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NRP: Narcoleptic Raiders of the Public

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Regulation, Socialism, War on Drugs.

Cops. We are told that their job is to “serve and protect.” Yet they don’t quite tell us who or what. Sure, they they fight the wars on drugs, prostitution, and countless other activities people like doing, but they certainly

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Public-Private Partnership: Another Phrase for Fascism

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.
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The word “privatization” is a loaded term these days.  Unions and big government worshippers scoff at the idea of any public services being in the hands of ruthless, greedy capitalists.  The left has the distorted view that people in the

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Is Canada Suffering from Dutch Disease?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Resource-rich provinces such as Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador have prospered, while others have fallen behind, in part because a commodity boom has strengthened the Canadian dollar, hurting exchange-sensitive sectors such as manufacturing and tourism.

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Lies, Special Interests and Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

The environmental movement continues its jack-booted march down the road to serfdom.  I normally wouldn’t mind, except that they’re taking us all with them.  Before I get in to the meat of this article I think it would help for

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The Death Wish of Anarcho-Communists

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Socialism.
anarcho communist teaser

Reprinted from Mises.org Now that the New Left has abandoned its earlier loose, flexible non-ideological stance, two ideologies have been adopted as guiding theoretical positions by New Leftists: Marxism-Stalinism, and anarcho-communism. Marxism-Stalinism has unfortunately conquered SDS, but anarcho-communism has attracted

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Another Confused Statist Apologist: Sid Ryan on “Free” Tuition

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by posted in Education, Politics, Socialism.

Recently Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, published an article entitled The Case for Zero Tuition  in the National Post in which Ryan makes his case for “free” post-secondary tuition in Canada.  Ryan has effectively refuted himself

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An Interview With Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.
hans herman hoppe teaser

The following interview was conducted by Andreas Marquart of the website MisesInfo. –First of all, Mr. Hoppe, thank you for taking the time to give us this interview. You have written in your new book, Der Wettbewerb der Gauner (“The

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Introduction to Economics

Friday, May 25th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation, Socialism.

If you are new to the subject, this article will be for you. You will find no complicated formulas or theories here, just a few basic concepts. There will be some in depth explanations and examples through the embedded links for those

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