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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How I Begin And End My Day

I read the Drudge Report and Weasel Zippers.

These internet news sources are much maligned by the elitist media as shallow and biased. This criticism is accurate, but that is not why I read them. I have a host of internet sources for in depth analysis from many different angles. I read these news blogs because they make me aware of news that is not published by the biased mainstream press.

For instance, today I learned that Colby King, an elitist commentator from the Washington Post considers Michele Bachmann Barbie with fangs. I also learned that the President of the UN Foundation wants to "undertake an aggressive program to go after those who are among the deniers" of human-caused climate change. I learned as well that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker thinks that "the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations."

One day I learned that President Obama thinks automation is among the "structural issues" in our economy reponsible for our high levels of unemployment. A few days later I learned that Obama thinks that automation is good for the diaper manufacturing industry.

The Drudge Report and Weasel Zippers delight in highlighting contradictions uttered by our elitist rulers. Often these highlights are complete with YouTube videos of the offending contradictory remarks. It's as if our elitist rulers are so sure of their position and power, are so confident they will not be challenged by the biased mainstream press and are so convinced of the stupidity of the Great Unwashed it is their fate to "govern," they shamelessly utter what is on their mind whether it is true or a lie, sensible or senseless. In short, they betray their attitude, understanding (or lack of it) and political philosophy. These snippets effectively expose the mindset of the enemies of property, freedom and peace, whether in government or out of government.

This is exactly why I read them everyday.

For a graphic example of the arrogance and ignorance of our elite rulers which is exposed by shallow and biased internet news sites, watch this video in which Nancy Pelosi brazenly announces to the rabble that "America's Affordable Health Choices Act will mean a cap on your cost but no cap on your benefit." Then, as if she is a teacher of a class of slow learners, she distinctly repeats: "A cap on your cost, no cap on your benefit."

At the time, July 22, 2009, Pelosi was Speaker of the House shilling for ObamaCare. The woman is shamelessly ignorant and doesn't mind flaunting it.

Anyone with a modicum of economic sense knows that Pelosi is announcing a prescription for disaster. In what fantasy world can an elite ruler promise the rabble a cap on your cost but no cap on your benefit, yet receive no critical comment or exposure from the mainstream biased media?

Right here in the United States of America.

The assault on property, freedom and peace visited upon America by the passage of ObamaCare may be a fatal blow. The tragedy is Pelosi and her ilk don't have a clue. The Drudge Report and Weasel Zippers make this absolutely clear day in and day out.

1 comment:

John Galt said...

Good observations about the disparities of those that pass as reporters or analysts of the news.

Sherman, perhaps, I got your email wrong. Have you received mine? You can send me yours again.