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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, November 5, 2011

Theater Of The Absurd

The Cain debacle started out as ridiculous. It has now become theater of the absurd.

The woman involved -- through her attorney -- has announced to the world that she stands behind her complaint against Cain for sexual harassment, but has decided not to come forth with details because "it would be extremely painful for her to do so."

Of course, the mainstream media is lapping this up and dutifully regurgitating it as serious, somber breaking news. The woman's attorney, who has absolutely nothing to add to the conversation except innuendo (this moron took pains to point out that there was "more than one" of these mysterious and painsful incidents), is being interviewed on the cable channels and is receiving his 15 minutes of fame.

I knew the mainstream press would make this Presidential election cycle extremely difficult for Republicans. I had not thought they could stoop this low. Neither the networks, nor the on screen reporters, have an ounce of journalistic integrity. Their bias is palpable.

Whoever supplied Politico with this garbage news story miscalculated. Herman Cain said: "The American people are starting to see through this stuff, and they are sick of gutter politics." So true.

The press also jumped the shark on this one. If I can see it, everyone in middle America can see it. I'm confident now that in the long run (and maybe in the short) this debacle will wind up biting both the media and their client, Barack Obama.

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