Rad Geek People’s Daily 2007-12-31 – Over My... →
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Monday Morning Poll: Worst Prosecutor of the YearMonday, December 31st, 2007Before you vote, be sure to read up on the candidates below. A couple of caveats: Since this is the first year of what I’m sure will (unfortunately) be an annual award with many deserving candidates, some of the transgressions committed by this year’snominees extend back to before 2007. I’m also taking two candidates out...
Taxation Is Robbery - Mises Institute →
Taxation Is Robbery By Frank Chodorov Posted on 4/17/2007 [Subscribe or Tell Others] | Index | Next Story » [This article was originally published in 1947 as a pamphlet from Human Events Associates. It was reprinted in 1962 as chapter 22 of of Out of Step: The Autobiography of an Individualist.] The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines taxation as “that part of the revenues of a...
Ron Paul and the Economics of Slavery by Bob... →
Slavery is not only immoral, it’s also grossly inefficient. As the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises explains: The price paid for the purchase of a slave is determined by the net yield expected from his employment…just as the price paid for a cow is determined by the net yield expected from its utilization. The owner of a slave does not pocket a specific revenue. For him there is no...
DARE Generation Diary →
DARE Generation Diary provides a forum for members of the DARE Generation - those of us who grew up during the escalation of the War on Drugs - to expose how these punitive policies hurt us and to formulate effective strategies for fighting back. We won’t allow this war to be waged in our names any longer!
Meeting Ricardo in the Stables - Mises... →
December 20, 2007Meeting Ricardo in the StablesMises.org UpdatesThere’s a sort of built-in progressivism to the division of labor that, although it benefits all and almost always will benefit specialists by an absolutely greater amount, provides a greater proportional benefit to those who are relatively unskilled or weak. This notion, writes Susan Hogarth, is so profoundly the opposite of...
George Orwell: The Freedom of the Press →
George OrwellThe Freedom of the PressOrwell’s Proposed Preface to ‘Animal Farm’his book was first thought of, so far as the central idea goes, in 1937, but was not written down until about the end of 1943. By the time when it came to be written it was obvious that there would be great difficulty in getting it published (in spite of the present book shortage which ensures that anything...
Native Americans: Victims of Bureaucracy | The... →
Despite the individual rights to life, liberty, and property upon which the United States was founded, significant violations of these rights have not been uncommon throughout our history. The U.S. Constitution originally condoned slavery and counted the black slave as a mere three- fifths of a person for purposes of determining representation. Japanese-Americans were interned by the thousands in...
FREEDOM! Today is a historic day and our forefathers speak through us. Our Forefathers made the treaties in good faith with the sacred Canupa and with the knowledge of the Great Spirit, They never honored the treaties, that is the reason we are here today…Garry Rowland, Wounded Knee UPDATES: December 25, 2007 Lakota delivers introductory Portfolio Packet to State Department and foreign...
Gemma Malley: dystopian novels for teenagers | ... →
Gemma Malley’s top10 dystopian novels for teenagers Gemma Malley is the author of The Declaration, a futuristic, dystopian novel set in a world in which there are drugs which stop the onset of ageing and there’s no room left in the world for youth. With death no longer inevitable, children become an abomination and those that are accidentally born must live locked away in a...
Race, Inequality, and the Market | The Foundation... →
Not long ago I found myself in a debate with colleagues about the economic status of black Americans vis-à-vis whites. Naturally, their presumption was against the free market. The logic, such as it was, ran as follows: (1) we live under a market system (more or less); (2) in a variety of areas blacks have not performed as well as whites; and therefore, (3) the free market is the source of black...
The Airport Security Follies - Jet Lagged - Air... →
December 28, 2007, 6:52 pmThe Airport Security Follies By PATRICK SMITH Six years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, airport security remains a theater of the absurd. The changes put in place following the September 11th catastrophe have been drastic, and largely of two kinds: those practical and effective, and those irrational, wasteful and pointless. The first variety have taken place...
A Pox On All Their Houses: Some good thoughts from... →
Blottered: "You Forgot Ugly, Lazy, And... →
Anarchism, Its Origin and Creed, by Alain Leroy... →
Montag ...: Maybe we're all ambidextrious →
Bernhard Goetz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
"A" Train Beat Down Video - December 5, 2007 →
San Francisco Bay Guardian : Article : The Ron... →
The Market for Liberty Audio Version (on... →
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LewRockwell.com Blog: Guiliani = Roderick Spode →
How Government Solved the Health Care... →
Who's the Scrooge? Libertarians and... →
“At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.” “Are there no...
Very Bored - Great place to be when you are bored... →
GRAY MATTER Plate Your ’Pod - Popular Science
Turning Water into Fuel - Popular Science →
Mises Blog →
There are really only 3 ways of earning a large amount of money:1. Finance (i.e., money lending, in all its various forms);2. Speculation (i.e., buying things that you predict will either appreciate on their own, or will appreciate with a minimum of effort on your part); and3. Selling a product or service (usually a product, but not always) that you can commodify, unitize and promote with a brand....
WorldNetDaily: When will we learn? - part 1 →
Murray Rothbard's Philosophy of Freedom | The... →
Murray Rothbard’s Philosophy of FreedomBy David Gordon David Gordon is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, which published his book, The Essential Rothbard (2007). Murray Rothbard (1926–1995) based his political philosophy on a simple insight: slavery is wrong. Few, if any, would dare to challenge this obvious truth; but its implications are far reaching. It is Rothbard’s...
Polycentric Law, by Tom W. Bell: Current Issues In... →
As any cynic will confirm, money and law have a lot in common. But their ties run even deeper than most suspect. Money and law had similar origins: both arose spontaneously out of the undirected actions of individuals seeking common standards for mutual coordination. Money and law developed in parallel fashion, too: medieval Europeans enjoyed competition in currencies and legal systems until...
NAPOLITANO AT REASON IN DC →
Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is among the fiercest defenders of individual rights. Both in his daily appearances on the country’s most-watched cable news network and in a series of books (most recently, A Nation of Sheep), Napolitano consistently and defiantly argues that the only legitimate government is that which respects its citizens rights in all cases. In late...
Antiwar.com Blog · George Washington: No Torture... →
“‘Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to complain of our copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren who have fallen into their hands,’ he wrote. In all respects the prisoners were to be treated no worse than American soldiers; and in some respects, better. Through this approach, Washington sought to shame his British adversaries,...
A young blonde Icelandic woman's recent experience... →
The site’s crazy, admittedly, but the story seems legit.
Rad Geek People’s Daily 2007-12-23 – Law and... →
Attention, holiday shoppers: here’s some Christmas cheer, brought to you courtesy of officer Claudia Wright and the Daytona Beach police department. But first, let’s review.Cops in America are heavily armed and trained to be bullies. In order to get control of situations that they forced their way into, they routinely hurt people, use force first and ask questions later, and pass off even the most...
Attack Cartoons.com - Libertarian Man →
The World In 2008 | Freeconomics →
“There was no corner of the known world where some interest was not alleged to be in danger or under actual attack. If the interests were not Roman, they were those of Rome’s allies; and if Rome had no allies, the allies would be invented. When it was utterly impossible to contrive such an interest — why, then it was the national honor that had been insulted. The fight was always...
Start wearing purple for me now…
American History X by George Giles →
Gun Owners Get Stabbed In The Back →
“To me, this is the best Christmas present I could ever receive” — Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), CBS News, December 20, 2007 Thursday, December 20, 2007 Gun Owners of America and its supporters took a knife in the back yesterday, as Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) out-smarted his congressional opposition into agreeing on a so-called “compromise” on HR 2640 — a bill...
Ron Paul and the Fed: A Rejoinder to David Frum by... →
According to David Frum: “Ron Paul … is best known for his vehemently isolationist foreign policy views. But his core supporters also thrill to his self-taught monetary views, which amount to a rejection of everything taught by modern economists from Alfred Marshall to Milton Friedman. “… Paul (has) not the faintest idea of what (he) is talking about. The problem is not that (his)...
faith in Santa and government →
A good ol’ site.
Where Have All the Marxists Gone? →
From the early days of Marxism until its collapse, the Left pretended that socialist central planning would lead to greater productivity and advanced technological progress. No one seriously entertains that illusion any more. So how is it that so many Marxist ideas still hold such influence? Certainly the modern “Green” movement is filled with Marxists of one stripe or another. While...
What Freedom Does →
“The citizen of the United States is taught from his earliest infancy to rely upon his own exertions in order to resist the evils and the difficulties of life; he looks upon social authority with an eye of mistrust and anxiety, and he only claims its assistance when he is quite unable to shift without it….“When a private individual meditates an undertaking, how ever directly...