Anthony Hennen Blog

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Sunday Update

Currently reading: The State by Franz Oppenheimer Tradition and Revolt by Robert Nisbet The Ethics of Redistribution by Bertrand de Jouvenel The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald Currently listening to: Public Opinion for Libertarians, a lecture by Bryan Caplan EconTalk interview by Russ Roberts with Milton Friedman from September 2006...

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Libertarian Audio

I’m not super-invested in audio shows.  They usually feel drawn-out and a waste of time.  However, the Harry Browne radio show has made libertarian radio shows, podcasts, etc.,  grow on me.  In that spirit, I thought I’d link some of the better-known (or, in my opinion, at least credible) shows...

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Egypt

I’d prefer not to say too much about Egypt, mainly because I know little. However, I will say that the events illustrate why foreign aid isn’t the best means for gaining an ally. Especially when the aid provides canisters of tear gas for the aid recipient to fire at its...

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Thursday Links

Some conservative groups plan to boycott CPAC over a gay conservative group’s co-sponsorship Rand Paul unveils $500 billion in cuts Katherine Mangu-Ward on education reform and the State of the Union address Peter Boettke on behavioral public choice and institutional political economy A look at the Institute for Justice Edward...

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“Free market” ≠ “pro-business”

Art Carden has a fantastic blog on Forbes from last September that I missed until today discussing the false equivalence of “free market” with “pro-business.”  The entire article is worth reading, but the essence is in Carden’s quotation from The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley: I hold no brief for...

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What is Conservatism? edited by Frank S. Meyer

I finished What is Conservatism?, a collection of 13 essays edited by Frank S. Meyer, a volume demonstrating the fusion (and fission) of the conservative/libertarian alliance in the early 1960s.  Excluding essays by Stanley Parry and Stefan T. Possony, time is well-spent pouring through the book and analyzing its arguments....

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Libertopia and Ralph Nader videos

A couple videos today. The first is a clip from Libertopia, ” a documentary that examines the people of the Free State Project— ordinary citizens attempting to reclaim a voice against big government which they believe shares neither their priorities nor their interests.  Primarily libertarian leaning, and often considered radicals in...