About This Blog

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.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Criminal Investigation Of The Koch Brothers?

I never -- I mean never -- watch or listen to the mainstream media. My wife does. She had ABC playing in the background this morning and I happened to hear a frantic ABC reporter telling all about the shady and possibly criminal dealings of the mean old Koch brothers. He reported that the Koch brothers would not respond to his inquiries and that according to a company spokesman an employee had been fired over a bribery incident. He implied a Congressional investigation was in order. 

You remember the Koch brothers, the billionaire brothers who own a hundred billion dollar business? The brothers who contribute millions to free market, libertarian and Republican causes? The brothers who are public enemies number one of the radical left?

You know, I hear ABC playing in the background every weekday morning as I sit by my computer. I have never heard an ABC functionary report on Fast and Furious or Solyndra and imply a Congressional investigation was in order.

And they say the press does not carry water for the President.

No comments: