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Murray Rothbard Explains Why the US Government Spies on Us

By Alice Salles Mises Institute March 18, 2017   Murray Rothbard Explains Why the US Government Spies on Us   “The greatest danger to the State is independent intellectual criticism.” — Murray Rothbard ​WikiLeaks may have finally done what many small and anti-government advocates have only dreamed of. They exposed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for what […]

Murray Rothbard Explains Why the US Government Spies on Us

Get Off (on) My Lawn

Get Off (on) My Lawn

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito March 5, 2017   Get Off (on) My Lawn     A paraphrased version of one of the best lines from Gran Torino. I could easily write twenty posts using various Clint Eastwood one-liners for titles – or at least some paraphrased version of same. I suspect I have done […]


Feds imprison veteran for making improvements to his own property

By Against Crony Capitalism December 28, 2016   Feds imprison veteran for making improvements to his own property     When regulators get like this people lose respect for the regulators. Indeed people come to see the regulators as out and out enemies, which in many cases they are. This is a man, I don’t […]

Feds imprison veteran for making improvements to his own property

Market Borders, not Open Borders

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute December 21, 2016   Market Borders, not Open Borders   The attack on a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this week, apparently carried out by a Pakistani immigrant*, is just the latest in a series of violent and disturbing terrorist incidents in Germany. The event raises uncomfortable questions about immigration, culture […]

Market Borders, not Open Borders

Eminent Domain and Donald Trump

Eminent Domain and Donald Trump

By Robert Ringer RobertRinger.com September 20, 2016   Eminent Domain and Donald Trump     One of a handful issues I have with Donald Trump is his appetite for eminent domain. Whenever you watch a tear-jerking eminent-domain story on television, it serves as a grim reminder that we are not, by any stretch of the […]


Libertarian Open Borders: Oxymoron in Theory and Practice

Libertarian Open Borders: Oxymoron in Theory and Practice

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito May 17, 2016   Libertarian Open Borders: Oxymoron in Theory and Practice     Angela Merkel’s open borders policy continues to pay dividends in the destruction of open borders as a libertarian concept.  But before I come to “practice,” I will revisit “theory.” Theory There is no “state” in libertarian […]


Freedom Isn’t Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 4, 2016   Freedom Isn’t Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year   In his article on conscription today, Ron Paul writes: Some proponents of a military draft justify it as “payback” for the freedom the government provides its citizens. Those who make this argument are embracing the collectivist premise […]

Freedom Isn't Free: It Costs the Taxpayers $700 Billion Per Year

Walter E. Williams

A Superior Vision

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com April 27, 2016   A Superior Vision   Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a […]


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Does The United States Still Exist?

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 29, 2016   Does The United States Still Exist? An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida     To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it […]


Forget “Unity”: We Need the Freedom to Disagree

By Gary M. Galles Foundation for Economic Education March 19, 2016   Forget “Unity”: We Need the Freedom to Disagree People need more space to go their own way       America will soon approach its biennial peak in “unity” rhetoric. 2016 offers no shortage of candidates claiming to unify us, unlike their “divisive” […]

Forget “Unity”: We Need the Freedom to Disagree

Including the Ocean Floor, the Feds Own Much More Land than You Think

Including the Ocean Floor, the Feds Own Much More Land than You Think

By Mark Brandly Mises.org March 18,2016   Including the Ocean Floor, the Feds Own Much More Land than You Think The Importance of Economic Calculation   In “Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth,” Ludwig von Mises challenged the socialists to explain how economic calculation could be performed in a socialist economy absent prices. Mises concluded […]


Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com January 31, 2016   Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe – Conservatism     Note: This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  After Progressivism replaced liberalism as America’s dominant ideology, liberals faded from the scene and, like the cheetah, almost went extinct.  From 1900 through 1960, as the […]