"By living your life in a way that exemplifies your beliefs, your actions display what you believe. This means getting involved in your community, volunteering for charity activities, and networking. What does it say to you when someone constantly talks about their amazing gardening skills, but you never see their tomatoes or roses? Is your mind questioning those supposed skills? The same thing goes for libertarian ideals. You can talk ALL DAY LONG about the wonders of free markets, voluntary cooperation, and how private charity outperforms government welfare programs in every way, but if no one sees you “gardening,” how much weight do your words carry?"
"Unfortunately, the longer the Fed waits to exit, the more painful the exit will be. But trading long-term pain for short-term gain is the Fed's specialty. In the meantime, Wall Street watches in uncomprehending stupor as the economy settles deeper and deeper into the stimulus trap". Read More...
"Libertarianism and free market economics (including Austrian) are on the rise; the numbers of intellectuals, students, etc. who are interested in these ideas today completely dwarfs numbers from even the 1980s, and even more so those of earlier generations."
"Libertarians can disagree in good faith about what the relationship should be between marriage and the state. In the first-best world, many of us agree that marriage should be freed from the state. I certainly do. And in the second-best world we can and do disagree about whether the state should treat same-sex couples equally when it comes to marriage." Read More...
Video of the Week
After Mike Shanklin's speech to "America's Future Foundation" in Atlanta, GA, Mike takes numerous questions about Transitioning To A Free Society, Constitutions, Education, Property. (Click to Watch)
The Austrian Theory of the Trade Cycle – Richard Ebeling (2009) - New edition with an introduction by Roger Garrison and an index. Booms and busts are not endemic to the free market, argues the Austrian theory of the business cycle, but come about through manipulation of money and credit by central banks.(Read More)
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