This new “liberalism” of compulsive paternalism was and is, in fact, a false liberalism.
Richard M. Ebeling
The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Triumph of Capitalism over Collectivism
In the wilderness of the New World, the Plymouth Pilgrims had progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism.
If America Were Totalitarian, Where Would You Want to Live?
Today, government gorges on trillions of dollars of tax money every year, and still has to borrow a trillion dollars a year on top of all that, which has created a huge national debt.
The Impossibility of Socialism
Socialism as a means for improving the condition of man is impossible.
Would You Abdicate If You Could Be the Dictator?
“If only I was dictator, I know how to set things right.”
Preferential Policies: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell
Regardless of the reason or rationale, the social effect of affirmative-action policies is to politicize social relationships. And the consequences of this have been everything from systems of privilege and corruption to mob violence and civil war.
Can Capitalism Survive? 80 Years After Schumpeter’s Answer
Eighty years ago, in the midst of the Second World War, Austrian-born economist Joseph A. Schumpeter published one of his most famous books, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (1942). A central question that he asked and tried to answer was, “Can Capitalism Survive?”
The Centenary of Ludwig Von Mises’s Critique of Socialism
Ludwig Von Mises’s devastating critique of why a socialist economic system must always be inferior to capitalism.
Ludwig von Mises’s Free Market Agenda for a Postwar Ukraine
Whether at least part of Ukraine survives as a free and independent country when this war ends, or whether that will have to wait until some time in the future, Ukrainians will have to plan for the reconstruction of their economy at some point in the future. The economic policy agenda for such a reconstruction is at least partly at hand, and can be found in the writings of the Austrian economist, Ludwig von Mises.
The Pilgrims Tried Socialism and It Failed
The desire of “spreading the wealth” and for government to plan and regulate people’s lives is as old as the utopian fantasy in Plato’s Republic.
Winning Freedom Requires Radical Laissez-Faire Capitalist Solutions
What passes for “deregulation” or market-based reform has limited connection with any call for a truly laissez-faire capitalist United States.
Remembering the Soviet Nightmare that Ended Thirty Years Ago
There is, today, a new chorus of voices once again calling for a socialist future of increased political paternalism and forms of centralized economic planning.
Why Today’s Young Generation Must Study The History of Socialism
It is vital for the history of socialism not to be forgotten by those fortunate enough not to live under its reality of terror, tyranny, and social disaster, less history tragically repeat itself.
What Economic Advice Would You Give to a Future King?
Carl Menger’s Free Market Advice to an Austrian Crown Prince
The Importance of Liberty and the Rhetorical Misuse of Freedom
Looking over that list of hundreds of branches of the federal government also makes clear the absurdity and total misinformation of those who daily insist that America is a wild land of unregulated “laissez-faire,” where anything goes, with government being some small, poor, and starved appendage to an “out-of-control” free market.
Biden’s $3.5 Trillion “Make Big Government Even Bigger” Plan
For the government to do things “for you,” it must have the power to do things “to you.”
On Biden’s “Zero Price Tag” Trillion Dollar Increase in Government Spending
Joe Biden’s demagoguery, arrogant impatience, and dictatorial manner do not and cannot change reality. At the end of the day, his policies can only lead to a financial and economic disaster.
Sophistic Rhetoric Hides the Reality of Peaceful Production vs. Political Plunder
Virtually every politician runs for office on a campaign platform that promises to extend concrete and specific benefits to various selected groups through the taxing or regulating powers of government.
Infrastructure Bill as Political Plunder and Social Engineering
Nothing says you really “care” in politics as a demand to spend $1 trillion of other people’s money on “essential” public “need.”
Government Debt as Far as the Fiscal Eye Can See
The thought of living within a balanced budget sends a frightening shiver down almost every politician’s spine.
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