The Washington Post’s Latest (and Lamest) Attack on the Mises Institute (And liberty itself)

For the record I am deeply proud of The Mises Institute and all it stands for. It is the heart of libertarianism, standing up for what is right against forces that are much larger than it, with much larger budgets, and much more power.

This is me at the Mises Institute standing next to a bust of the brilliant (though not infallible) Murray Rothbard.

The Mises Institute is one of the leading lights of liberty and a standard bearer for the only successful libertarian revolution in history (to date),

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Have regulations increased monopolies?

Yes. Absolutely yes! In fact monopolies can not survive without government protection. The economist Murray Rothbard pointed this out. (Others have too.)

In the event of a “free market” monopoly (Actually a misuse of the word “monopoly.” According to Rothbard monopolies were originally granted by a king etc.) the colluders almost always start to undercut each other once they arrive at an agreement. Then sooner or later the cartel starts to fall apart. The only thing that can keep this medium term disintegration from happening is government.

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Murray Rothbard on Drug War stupidity (VIDEO)

A good bit of the nastiness we see in American streets is at least partially as a result of our almost suicidal war on drugs.

Why do we even have a war on drugs at this point? It’s obviously failed. Nearly everyone acknowledges this. Yet it continues.

The answer is the state and the various parts of the anti-drug industry want drugs to remain illegal. (Pharma’s happy to see drugs illegal too for obvious reasons.) If we had no drug war police would have to concern themselves only with things like rape and murder which means fewer cops.

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The Truth About Politics

A reminder from Lew Rockwell of the true nature of the state. The government facilitates cronyism, it doesn’t listen to you, it takes your money for itself and its crony allies, it wages wars which need not be waged, it is not – you and me. It serves its own purposes first. We are at best second thoughts. (We are actually thought of quite a bit, but primarily as nuisances.)

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