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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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mitt Lied

Any Republican who is still a fan of Mitt Romney -- and who has any intellectual integrity at all -- owes it to himself to read: "Mitt Romney's Lying Problem" from Reason.com.

I have no ax to grind. I wish Mitt Romney was a died in the wool libertarian/conservative because he is the most well-spoken and telegenic candidate. But Mitt has a compassionate conservative (read: big government) streak in him a mile wide.

Does this country need another President who is comfortable tinkering with the status quo? Or do we need a President passionately committed to changing it back to a free market, small government, sound money nation?

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