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Counter-counter response about Arizona






Jesse Pyle wrote a counter-response to my response of his letter Thursday.  While I would prefer not to write a counter-counter response in The Post, as the utility would be small and it’d annoy rather than spark interest, I feel I should make a few passing comments.  His letter lacked...

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Did “extreme rhetoric” cause the Arizona shooting?






This is a letter I wrote to the Post (the newspaper at Ohio University) in response to a letter today:   As I began to read Jesse Pyle’s letter to the editor yesterday concerning the recent Arizona shooting, I had hope.  Unfortunately, they were crushed within seconds. Mr. Pyle asserts...

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Podcasts on Frank Chodorov






Frank Chodorov, Educator An interesting Liberarian Tradition podcast by Jeff Riggenbach discussing Frank Chodorov, specifically his opinion on how and why individuals are individualists or socialists. [18:23] Also worth your time is Riggenbach’s earlier podcast on Frank Chodorov, Non-voter. [19:34] Transcript. A new blog: Free Market Mojo.

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A thought on greed before bed






Depending on which libertarian one asks, my employment by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the most or least libertarian thing I could possibly do, or it falls somewhere in between. Anyhow. I worked on the 24th and, in my area, Wal-Mart was the last store to close (8 p.m.). A few...

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Doherty and Friedman






I’ve been busy with work, Henry Hazlitt and Kurt Vonnegut to write much of any substance.  In lieu of anything slightly original or badly plagiarized, I present Milton Friedman dissecting the myth of the free lunch, and an excerpt of Brian Doherty discussing conservatism and libertarianism. Radicals for Capitalism is...

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Links and a new Hayek video






The International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. is fast approaching: register today! Two blogs to follow: Morgan Polotan and Nate Kelly. A good article by Reason’s Matt Welch on the No Labels movement. The UK-based Institute for Economic Affairs released a new report on the need for increased school...

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10 Great Libertarian Works






Civil Disobedience-Henry David Thoreau In 21 pages, Henry David Thoreau changed my life.  Civil Disobedience is a fantastic elucidation of American individualism and the necessity of an individual to follow his or her conscience no matter the consequences. “I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as...

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Hayek on economic freedom






Economic control is not merely control of a sector of human life which can be separated from the rest; it is the control of the means for all our ends. And whoever has sole control of the means must also determine which ends are to be served, which values are...

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Saturday Videos






Writing a few posts, but for filler I’ll post a few videos. First is Barry Goldwater’s infamous quote from the 1964 Republican National Convention. Second is Milton Friedman discussing greed with Phil Donahue. Last is a hilarious video of Alex Jones…being Alex Jones.