I know Molyneux is a bit of a polarising figure amongst libertarians of various stripes but boy can he hold a crowd. The speech deals with a topic that is very important but not often talked about and that’s the Euphemisms the state uses and what it says about the people who are inventing these [...]
Entries for June, 2010
Very good episode this week, and definitely worth watching and sharing with any gun-fearful Europeans you might know. Pay special attention to part 7 where the we here in the UK get a cameo appearance!
Just wanted to quickly share this post from the mises.org forums which serves as an awesome resource to combat the oft-repeated meme that Scandinavia shows that “mixed-economy-socialism” can work great. Full credit to krazy kaju for the excellent post. You can read the full thread here: Many leftists often point to the “superiority” of Scandinavian [...]
So Hannan has finally admitted he was wrong to support Barack Obama. This is better than nothing, I suppose, but then I’ve never been a big Hannan fan. He’s probably the best of a bad bunch, but he’s still a politician and he still speaks the language of politics. He essentially thinks desirable social outcomes [...]
New John Stossel episode is here, and he’s talking about Milton’s Friedman’s seminal “Free to choose” TV series and book. Although Friedman wasn’t the most principled libertarian, he was always an exceptional speaker and most of what he said was great stuff. Parts 4 & 5 become incredibly frustrating when “professor” Barber shows up to [...]
My contention has long been that the difference between the State and the Mafia is only one of perception and that in actuality they operate in almost identical ways and attract into their ranks the same kinds of violent sociopaths. That said, it’s rare that you see a high level politician really showing his violent [...]