The Centenary of Ludwig Von Mises’s Critique of Socialism

– June 14, 2022

“Mises was aware of how difficult the task is to defeat collectivism and socialism. In the preface that he wrote for the 1932 second edition of Socialism, Mises said that generations may have to pass for classical liberalism’s victory, and it was for future generations that he had written this book.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


Beware the Allure of Simple ‘Solutions’

– June 6, 2022

“Social engineering appears doable only to those persons who, seeing only a relatively few surface phenomena, are blind to the astonishing complexity that is ever-churning beneath the surface to create those surface phenomena.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Do They Not Know?

– March 25, 2022

“Do today’s skeptics of free markets – whether these skeptics be full-on socialists or advocates of ‘mere’ industrial policy – have any accurate knowledge of economic history, of economics, or of human nature?” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Did Tipping Come from Slavery? The 1619 Project Lies Again

– March 24, 2022

“At best, the critics of tipping are guilty of inexcusable sloppiness. At worst, they’re selectively weaponizing the horrors of slavery to advance an ideological cause.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Thomas Piketty Strikes Again

– January 27, 2022

“The obvious problem is that Piketty has his own sacrosanct vision, one where a powerful central government orders people about so that they don’t interfere with the grand scheme of equality.” ~ George Leef


Does Modern Technology Enable Communism?

– January 14, 2022

“Let us hope that one day proponents of communism can find it within themselves to finally listen to Mises and Hayek, free themselves from the chains of planning, and embrace what is truly radical: free markets and a free society.” ~ Kenneth Kalczuk


Rise of the Jacobins: America’s Socialists Want Your Help

– January 13, 2022

“The idea that socialism, other than various forms of voluntary communities in which people choose material privation and seek agreed equality, is the answer to anything runs against human experience.” ~ Doug Bandow


Yes, Senator, “Enough is Enough” – But Not How You Think

– January 5, 2022

“Senator Warren would probably be surprised (perhaps even horrified) to find that one of the great exponents of Public Choice Theory agrees with her that federal student aid programs are regressive.” ~ George Leef


The Pilgrims Tried Socialism and It Failed

– January 5, 2022

“At a time when too many in the United States are insisting on a massive turn toward more government, we need to harken back to the harsh and sometimes horrible lessons learned from past attempts to impose socialist systems on society.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling


Individualism Rightly Understood

– December 28, 2021

“Mises’ central moral claim is that the public welfare cannot be respected without a methodology that respects all as individuals, and that socialism will inevitably destroy the individual.” ~ Garreth Bloor


Three Signs You’re Not Actually a Socialist

– December 27, 2021

“You may not find yourself worshiping at the altar of capitalism, but if you like iPhones, comparison shopping, and merit-based pay, you’re probably not a socialist.” ~ Albert Eisenberg


Transferism, Not Socialism, Is the Drug Americans Are Hooked On

– December 24, 2021

“We have polluted our political discourse with two words that no longer have much meaning: socialism and capitalism. In the process, we don’t call the animating principle of modern American politics what it actually is: transferism.” ~ James R. Harrigan & Antony Davies