We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…“Menos Marx, Mais Mises!”
We are great fans of The Mises Institute at Against Crony Capitalism and we are fans of Mr. Deist as well.
Below we talk about our current and pervasive crony capitalist system and why it’s even more insidious than one might believe.
George Monbiot of Britain’s Guardian newspaper seems to think that Mises is indeed the progenitor of today’s crony capitalism and more.
OK, this is a pure dose of some libertarian/free enterprise white lightning. It’s hardcore and it will blow the minds of many of our statist friends who visit this site. Personally I find these arguments to be pretty much common sense. But the ideas below are not “officially approved” opinions. The video will challenge the thinking of many people. So be warned. (Just a trigger warning for all you socialists out there. For the record many of the great free marketeers in history started as socialists.)
One of the most important moments in American economic history. Nixon killed the last vestige of sound money in America. Within a decade the USA was heavily financialized.
Attached is an interesting interview with one of the most vilified (wrongly) people in American politics. We at ACC have quite a lot of respect for Charles Koch, though we may differ with him on some points. It’s good to see him speaking out and in depth.
For the record we have no affiliation with Charles Koch or any Koch organization.
Menos Marx. Mais Mises.
Let freedom ring in Brasil.
From the master Murray Rothbard.
Does one generally want to have long recessions or a short recessions? The answer seems obvious, most people would want shorter ones even if it meant a particular short recession was more acutely painful than a long one. Have the thing and then get on with life. But our fear of recessions, our fear of markets clearing, has created a culture which insists that politicians (our oh so competent politicians) “do something.” In “doing something”
Image: Mises.org (% of GDP)
This is a very interesting report and dispels many of the myths surrounding American social policy relative to our supposedly more centralized, socialized, friends in Europe. Our government is massive and meddling. Though the Europeans use direct government payments more than us, the US manipulates the tax code more than the Europeans to create incentives for various social policies. With the exception of France, government here actually inserts itself more generally into the lives of everyday citizens.
A very Happy Birthday Professor Mises!