"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and thus clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
- H.L. Mencken
Breaking the Bonds of Limited Thinking
by Jason Riddle
What can we learn from the struggle to abolish slavery? We learn that it didn't happen overnight, and it didn't happen until the ideological foundation was sufficient to support such a drastic societal change. For thousands of years, slavery was an accepted institution in most cultures. It was only with the discovery of the concept of human rights that the ideological shift began to allow for the permanent abolishing of this gruesome practice from civil society.
In thinking about slavery, and why it is bad, people also start thinking about liberty, and why it is good. By working to end slavery, the classical liberal thinkers began to make the positive case for liberty.
"How the Supreme Court Has Subverted the Constitution" by Robert A. Levy (Listen Here)
Dr. Levy begins his presentation by contrasting conservative, liberal, and libertarian constitutional perspectives, each of which leads to very different conclusions as to the proper role of government. Dr. Levy then explores several modern Supreme Court cases that have expanded the power of the federal government and restrained the rights of individuals.
Tom Woods'sLiberty Classroom is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about Austrian economics and the history they didn't teach us in the government-run schools. Download hours of information and learn from top professors in your car. This is a tremendously useful resource at a great value.
The Creature From Jekyll Islandby G. Edward Griffin - A riveting historical account of the birth of Federal Reserve System. It reads like a detective novel. "The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels..." This book is a great resource for learning how our monetary and financial system works today. (Read More)