Dr. Hoppe’s book ‘The Economics and Ethics of Private Property’ (mises.org/EEPP) is among the most important modern contributions to libertarian thought. Hoppe, like Rothbard, connects laissez-faire economics to normative libertarian theory with laserlike precision and inexorable logic. Property isn’t just a social construct determined by legislative fiat, but rather a necessary component of self-ownership and […]
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Lawrence Vance explains why libertarians should never concede the moral high ground to those insist on coercively interfering with freedom.
Testifying in support of his Sound Money bill, HB2014, Finchem gives examples to help explain what inflation is. He notes that there has “been this quiet theft going on over time…”
Philosopher Philip Goff argues that you have no moral claim to the money you earn on the market, because its distribution of money is arbitrary. Tom Woods and David Gordon give the take down.
Tom Woods with the takedown of the mythical social contract.
Dr. Williams shares his insights on a variety of economic topics, including licensing, regulations, cronyism, taxes, jobs, property rights, the Federal Reserve and more.
by Will Grigg Adams Lin literally fainted as he read a court order authorizing federal marshals to confiscate his property. The officers seized his car, his designer clothes, a flat-screen television, golf clubs, computer, and even his treasured Samurai sword. Unlike countless other Americans who have been pillaged by federal law enforcement officials, Lin was […]
By Ron Paul Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even in the unlikely event tax collection is simplified, tax reform will not […]
by Michael Rozeff Where the state is, there is the power to tax; for rulers cannot rule without taxation. As Ludwig von Mises wrote: “The funds that a government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation.” Or as Murray Rothbard put it: “All state actions rest on the fundamental binary intervention of taxes.” Where […]
Hans-Hermann Hoppe addresses the specific errors of democratic states, and eviscerates the notion that democracy resolves the issue of rulers vs. ruled, and public vs. private law.