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Glenn Greenwald on the “protocol for public figure deaths”

In the same vein as my post last night on John McCain’s death, and the nature of our reflection, I was just made aware of Glenn Greenwald’s excellent observations regarding the “protocol for public figure deaths.” While in the context of Reagan’s death, he makes a similar point, though is perhaps even more clear: But …

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On Tax Evasion

On August 21st, 2018, a jury found Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts of tax and bank fraud. To summarize the convictions, Manafort managed to pay less in taxes by declining to disclose the existence of various bank accounts that he holds to the federal government. Manafort could die in a jail cell for tax …

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Reisman: “Social democrats should stop calling themselves socialists.”

George Reisman is out with a new ebook, a long essay– which most of his ebooks are essentially– on Marxism/socialism. While Reisman isn’t a Misesian purist, especially in the Rothbardian tradition of Mises interpretation, I nevertheless think he is an immensely important contributor in the greater Austrian economic framework. He echoes something I have been communicating …

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Marxism, Reformism, and Interventionism

One of the points that I made in my previous article on socialism is that the Orthodox Marxists define socialism as the situation in which there is public (community) ownership of the means of production. Since historically labelled socialist regimes (Stalin, Venezuela) do not match this definition and because the means of production were controlled …

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Gerard Casey and Murray Rothbard on the Nature of the State

Casey doesn’t mess around: States are criminal organizations. All states, not just the obviously totalitarian or repressive ones. […] I intend this statement to be understood literally and not as some form of rhetorical exaggeration. The argument is simple. Theft, robbery, kidnapping and murder are all crimes. Those who engage in such activities, whether on …

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Rights Have Supremacy Over the “Will of the People”

Left wing populists, such as the increasingly followed Robert Reich, have recognized that the US economic and political system is basically controlled by the well-connected elite. These corrupt persons operate on the framework of leveraging the Federal government for their own economic and political empowerment. However, by not having a proper understanding of rights and …

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Announcing: Austro Libertarian Podcast

Here’s everything you need to know. I’m pleased to announce that Austro Libertarian now has a podcast. The format is simple: myself and a cohost, Ben Lewis, will conduct interviews and conversations relating to Austro Libertarian ideas and themes, sometimes perhaps current event commentary. We welcome suggestions and feedback. In fact, I’m considering adding a …

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