The Tragedy of 9/11 and the Afghan Debacle

– September 17, 2021

“Be prepared. Liberty will remain something to discount and whittle away in the name of ‘keeping America safe.’ And the high financial cost of playing global policeman will not diminish any time in the foreseeable future.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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And Secure the Blessings of Liberty

– September 17, 2021

“The government should protect Americans’ lives, liberty and property from foes foreign and domestic, and no more.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Review of Ola Innset, Reinventing Liberalism

– September 15, 2021

“Reinventing Liberalism is alternately fascinating and frustrating. At the end of the day, however, Innset has given us a serviceable introduction to neoliberalism and a novel interpretation of its program, and those by themselves make the book worth considering.” ~ Art Carden

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The Best Defense Against Violence

– September 13, 2021

“The more people who are engaged in morality, meaning, and mind control, the fewer people will be looking to politics for their place in the world. And in so doing, they provides just a little more of the best defense against the world’s violence.” ~ Max Borders

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Remembering the Truly Forgotten, Twenty Years Later

– September 11, 2021

“On the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, more will be said about military service dogs than the thousands of hardworking, productive people killed in downtown Manhattan that day. But money and finance are the font of modernity and the wellspring of American prosperity.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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America’s Medici Moment?

– September 10, 2021

“And thus corporations are led, by an invisible hand, to promote an end which was no part of their intention, the simultaneous enrichment of themselves and empowerment of party partisans.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Free Enterprise as Conspiracy

– August 25, 2021

“Errors of historical fact and errors of historical interpretation often go hand-in-hand, reflecting a general approach that eschews the broader process of scholarly discovery and instead selectively seeks out bits and pieces of evidence in order to fit the past to a preconceived narrative.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Capitalists: Superfluous Rentiers or Contributors to Human Flourishment?

– August 25, 2021

“The damage done by politicians and central bankers is not limited to creating moral hazards that contribute to imbalances and distortions. Their policies also perpetuate injustices that are too often blamed on others.” ~ Christopher Lingle

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A Letter from the Editor

– August 23, 2021

“So join us, starting tomorrow, for what comes next from Great Barrington and AIER. It is my honor to help steer this wonderful ship, and I look forward to sharing our content with all of you.” ~ James R. Harrigan

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Ambrose Bierce’s Pro-Freedom Cynicism

– August 17, 2021

“Freedom fighters need all the comic relief they can find. The laughs that Bierce delivers are combined with lines that pierce perpetual political frauds now more than ever.” ~ James Bovard

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Spencer Roane, Enduring Paladin of States’ Rights

– August 17, 2021

“Roane believed that it was imprudent to limit judicial review to one institution because ‘all history teaches’ that ‘power is an encroaching thing, and that all men who possess it, will feel it and forget right.'” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Money is What You Hold Between Production and Consumption

– August 15, 2021

“What monetary competition and the search for a new-and-improved regime does so well is indicate the necessity of money to move value through time and space. That search continues.” ~ Joakim Book

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