Tag: Murray Rothbard
By Abigail R. Hall | Friday October 2, 2015 at 5:00 AM PST | Comments Off on Taxation and Wealth Redistribution as Lowbrow Morality
Peter is a wealthy man and has $1,000 in his wallet. He plans to use it for a variety of things—some groceries, taking his wife out to dinner, and buying some new golf clubs he’s been admiring. Enter Paul. Paul thinks that Peter’s money could be put to better use, like helping low-income families...
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Tags: Income Tax, justice, Morality, Murray Rothbard, Taxation, Theft
By Robert Higgs | Wednesday January 9, 2013 at 11:44 AM PST | 5 Comments
James M. Buchanan, one of the past century’s most distinguished economists and most compelling champions of free markets, died earlier today at age 93. His professional career spanned more than sixty years, during which he wrote extensively on public finance, economic philosophy, and other topics in related areas. With Gordon Tullock, he founded a...
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Tags: Austrian School of Economics, Books, Constitution, Economics, F. A. Hayek, Frank Knight, Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan, Law, Liberty, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Nobel Prize in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Power, public choice, The State
By David J. Theroux | Wednesday May 9, 2012 at 10:31 PM PST | 2 Comments
On May 8th, five economists, including our Research Fellow Peter Klein, appeared in testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Ron Paul. The panelists included two economists from the Austrian School, two Keynesians, and one monetarist: Peter G. Klein, Research Fellow, The Independent...
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By Ralph Raico | Wednesday March 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM PST | 0 Comments
The following is the Foreword to the Independent Institute’s new printing of The Civilian and the Military: A History of the American Antimilitarist Tradition, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr. See also Anthony Gregory’s review on The Beacon. In 1783 a treaty ending hostilities between Great Britain and its rebellious colonies along the eastern seaboard...
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By Robert Higgs | Sunday October 31, 2010 at 12:44 PM PST | 9 Comments
A long, long time ago . . . I can still remember, Mainstream theory used to make me smile. And I knew if I had my chance That I could make equations dance And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while. But Joseph Stiglitz made me shiver With every paper he’d deliver. Bad news...
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By David J. Theroux | Sunday August 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM PST | 8 Comments
For decades, some Christians, both “conservative” and “liberal,” have unfortunately embraced an ill-conceived “progressive” (i.e., authoritarian) vision to wield intrusive government powers as an unquestionable and even sanctified calling for both domestic and international matters, abandoning the Christian, natural-law tradition in moral ethics and economics. In contrast, the Oxford/Cambridge scholar and best-selling author C....
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By David J. Theroux | Monday April 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM PST | 5 Comments
In an article in the Wall Street Journal on January 4, 2007, “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” national security establishment icons George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger and Sam Nunn startled many people by calling for a campaign to ban nuclear weapons worldwide in a effort to avoid a new nuclear arms race...
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Tags: American History, ban the bomb, Civil Society, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Joseph Cirincione, land mines, Military, Morality, multipolar world, Murray Rothbard, nculear arms race, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Ploughshares Fund, Robert Higgs, Sam Nunn, The State, War, Weapons, William Perry
By Anthony Gregory | Friday March 26, 2010 at 9:56 AM PST | 4 Comments
In the 1980s, left-liberals talked about homelessness as a plague and human rights issue. It has been over a decade since I’ve even heard about homeless people as a political issue. Now the victim class is the middle class. The Democrats and Republicans both talk about shoring up the middle class with targeted tax...
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By Robert Higgs | Tuesday December 29, 2009 at 3:18 PM PST | 14 Comments
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By Anthony Gregory | Monday March 30, 2009 at 10:30 PM PST | 1 Comment
The great benefactor of Austrian economics and champion of liberty and sound money has passed on at the age of 80 after a struggle with cancer. See the remembrances by Lew Rockwell and Eric Garris.
Tags: Austrian School of Economics, Business, Charity, Economics, Federal Reserve, gold, libertarian, Money and Banking, Murray Rothbard, Personal Liberty, Politics, The State