Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt

Monday, May 4th, 2015 by posted in History, Politics.

Reprinted from Reason Magazine Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany, 1933–1939, by Wolfgang Schivelbusch, New York: Metropolitan Books, 242 pages, $26 On May 7, 1933, just two months after the inauguration of Franklin Delano


Elizabeth Warren and the 11 Commandments of Progressive Statism

Monday, August 18th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.

Reprinted from LewRockwell.com Elizabeth Warren has become a true “rock star” among American Progressives, and especially among the hard-left wing of the Democratic Party, which would love for her to run for President of the United States as a candidate

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How to Fight the Ex-Im Bank

Monday, July 7th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Economics.

In politics, words can be dangerous weapons. The terms we use can either accurately or inaccurately reflect what the government is up to. George Orwell understood this better than anyone, and his essay “Politics and the English Language” is a

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The Meaning of Social Constructs

Friday, March 21st, 2014 by posted in Philosophy, Politics, Regulation.

Imagine trying to debate the differences between cats and dogs with someone. But throw in one caveat: neither you nor your fellow debater know what a cat or dog is. Any kind of discussion on the playfulness of canines versus

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Wellarc Ain’t Doin So Well

Monday, September 2nd, 2013 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Regulation.

A 17-year-old named Xavier Ménard has started his own graphic-design company. Although I don’t know him (nor speak his language) I’m very fond of this Xavier guy. This young entrepreneur is against some tough odds. For starters, he’s a small-business

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So total is the Left’s cultural ascendancy that no one likes to mention the socialist roots of fascism

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by posted in History.
national socialism

Reprinted from the Telegraph ‘I am a Socialist,’ Hitler told Otto Strasser in 1930, ‘and a very different kind of Socialist from your rich friend, Count Reventlow’. No one at the time would have regarded it as a controversial statement.

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John Mackey’s Political Correctness

Monday, January 21st, 2013 by posted in Health Care, Lifestyle, Politics.
John Mackey

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey found himself in hot water lately. After likening the dubiously titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, typically known as ObamaCare, to fascism in an interview with NPR, Mackey is facing a wave of protests

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Three New Deals: Why the Nazis and Fascists Loved FDR

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Regulation.
roosevelt stalin teaser

Reprinted from Mises.org Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany, 1933-1939. By Wolfgang Schivelbusch. Metropolitan Books, 2006. 242 pgs. Critics of Roosevelt’s New Deal often liken it to fascism. Roosevelt’s numerous defenders dismiss this charge as

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Public-Private Partnership: Another Phrase for Fascism

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

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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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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The Vampire Economy and the Market

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

[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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Quebec’s Brownshirts


During the rise of nearly every socialist/fascist regime, one of the ingredients has always been the formation of paramilitary, thuggish organizations that carry out the dirty work of the political leaders.  This is necessary to silence dissent and intimidate voters


Liberalism vs. Fascism

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by posted in Capitalism, Foreign Policy, Philosophy, Politics.
Economics of Fascism

Fascism differs from its close cousins, Communism and aristocratic conservatism, in several important ways. To understand these differences is to see how classical liberalism offers a completely different view of social and economic organization, a perspective that departs radically from

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