Lincoln-Marx

Was Lincoln Really Into Marx?

– July 30, 2019

Despite the Washington Post’s claims of a transatlantic friendship, there’s no evidence that Abraham Lincoln even knew – or cared – who Karl Marx was.

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Hazony’s Tradition-Based Society Is a Form of Social Engineering

– July 29, 2019

Yoram Hazony’s call for a conservative traditionalism supported by government through enforced public schooling and political propagandizing in the public square for developing “honorable” conduct among the citizenry is another variation on the collectivist and statist theme.

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Are You Confused About National Conservatism?

– July 22, 2019

It’s one of the great ironies of intellectual/political history how the Left and Right blend into a single oppositional force to the free society.

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Simon Newcomb and the Let-Alone Principle

– July 18, 2019

Simon Newcomb’s conclusions, after a century and a half more of failed government interferences of almost every imaginable form and type, stand as even more reasonable than when he penned them: those in government should simply leave people alone.

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Presenting: The Best of Ludwig von Mises

– July 16, 2019

Learning from Mises is a lifelong project.

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Maybe You Are an Individualist Too

– July 6, 2019

Until we can reclaim the broad term of liberalism — and the assertion that society contains within itself the capacity of self-management — individualism will do just fine.

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Meritocracy Is a Bad Idea

– July 5, 2019

“The idea of meritocracy requires a totalitarian state if you are going to take it seriously.” ~ Stephen Davies

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Bastiat’s Birthday is a Great Day to Read “The Law”

– June 29, 2019

The state is the one institution in society that is not legally bound to adhere to the rules that it can legally impose, via the threat of violence, on everyone else within its jurisdiction.

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thewanderer

Let’s Revive the Term Individualism

– June 28, 2019

If you do not want to surrender the term “liberal” to soft collectivism, then speak of individualist liberalism rather than classical liberalism.

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Austrian Economics on the 45th Anniversary of Its Rebirth

– June 24, 2019

This June marks the 45th anniversary of the revival of the Austrian School of Economics. During the week of June 15-22, 1974, the Institute for Humane Studies brought together about 50 people in South Royalton, Vermont to listen to a series of lectures by three of the leading figures of the, then, existing remnant of the Austrian School. The conference served as a catalyst for the rebirth of Austrian Economics over the following decades.

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Why Neo-liberalism Is Really Neo-socialism

– June 6, 2019

When Professor Stiglitz says that his neo-socialism is the only alternative to the failed neo-liberalism of our time, he is merely saying: let me impose upon you the economic planning schemes that I consider the good, fair, and just ones for you, in place of those other command-economy coercers who want to take you down “wrong” collectivist paths compared to mine.

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Rothbard’s Improper Diagnosis

– June 5, 2019

Money creation was far from excessive in the 1920s. More significant factors leading to the Great Depression include the monetary contraction that began in 1929 and the French repatriation of gold that started in 1927.

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