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Mencken on the Police

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


We are preparing to print Notes on Democracy, the hard-to-find book by H.L. Mencken--strongly recommended to us by William Peterson--and I just can't resist quoting the following, which is just a slight sample of what is emerging from the remarkable 1920 treatise. Here is Mencken on security...

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From Legotown to Communist Utopia

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


A commentator on this blog draws our attention to this piece on the site Rethinking Schools. It is called "Why We Banned Legos." It is indeed an amazing piece of work, a perfect distillation of the romantic...

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Cold Wave Attributed to Global Warming

The EnvironmentPhilosophy and Methodology


Huh? That's right.

"The recent cold wave sweeping across Mumbai and other parts of India could be attributed to global warming, experts said on Tuesday here at an environmental conference. Addressing the '...

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While Politicians yammer, enterprise does work

InterventionismPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory


While the politicians run around the country telling us of their plans to make our lives better--what wizardry they command, merely to make speeches, pass laws, and print paper and thereby make us prosperous and secure!--free enterprise is...

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Are Libertarians "Anarchists"?

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Murray Rothbard, writing in the 1950s under the name "Aubrey Herbert," offers a profound reflection on a core dilemma of libertarianism: whether the state can be justified at all.

The libertarian who is happily engaged expounding his political philosophy in the full...

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Bastiat, Hazlitt, and the unseen v. the feds

Big GovernmentInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology


As a means to try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays, the feds are going to reduce the number of flights in and out of New York City during peak travel times. That's certainly one way to...

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Another Reason to Reform Patent Law: Touch Off A Recession!

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology


And here I thought recessions and the business cycle had something to do with state manipulation of the money supply. Now we have a new culprit: Patent Reform. So here's the deal. There's increasingly hyperbolic...

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