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By Robert Higgs | Monday July 24, 2017 at 5:10 PM PST | Comments Off on Socialism Is Dead; Participatory Fascism Has Triumphed
“Socialism with Chinese characteristics” = Chinese fascism “American capitalism” = American fascism “Post-Communism in Russia” = Russian fascism “Scandinavian Third Way” = Scandinavian fascism “Italian fascism” = Italian fascism “German fascism” = German fascism “Spanish fascism” = Spanish fascism “European corporatism” = European fascism Are you starting to see a pattern?
Tags: central planning, cronyism, Elections, Fascism, income distribution, Socialism
By Sam Staley | Sunday March 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM PST | Comments Off on The Hayekian Liberty of Ender’s Game
Finally, after much encouragement from my college freshman daughter, I just finished reading Ender’s Game, the best-selling science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card that won the Nebula and Hugo awards when it was published in the mid-1980s. The story follows the cultivation of a 6-year-old, boy-wonder, military tactician, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, as he...
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By David J. Theroux | Thursday April 8, 2010 at 4:27 PM PST | 12 Comments
With the enormous expansion of the welfare state with the passage of Obamacare, C.S. Lewis’s insightful essay on the dangers, dehumanization, and immorality of welfare/therapeutic statism, “Is Progress Possible? Willing Slaves of the Welfare State” (from his book, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics) is especially timely and noteworthy. Here are...
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By David J. Theroux | Tuesday March 3, 2009 at 12:26 AM PST | 6 Comments
In 1944, a book was published that shook the intellectual and political cultures of the Western world. Dedicated to “The Socialists of All Parties,” The Road to Serfdom was authored by the Austrian School economist Friedrich A. Hayek, who subsequently received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974. In his book, Hayek vividly showed...
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