Tag: Murray Rothbard

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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James M. Buchanan (October 3, 1919 – January 9, 2013) »

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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Economists Testify on Federal Reserve Before House Committee Chaired by Ron Paul »

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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The Civilian and the Military: Foreword by Ralph Raico »

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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“American Pie” – Altered to Lament My Life and Times as an Economist »

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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C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism, Part 1 »

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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The New Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons »

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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The Middle Class Welfare State »

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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Thirteen Outstanding Books of the Past Decade »

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Burt Blumert, RIP »

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.

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