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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, January 14, 2012

Today's Political Discourse

I try to be objective and realistic in my analysis of political events. I have never, ever, experienced anything close to the intemperance of this President and his political lieutenants. Mr. Obama’s rhetoric is nothing less than poisonous. He recently called Republicans a threat to “the very core of what this country stands for.” I don’t know about you, but in my household that comment is not a mere insult, but an invitation to a brawl.

Jay Carney is about as truthful and straightforward as a carnival barker, twisting and shaping the truth into absurdities. Ms. Wasserman-Schultz has been the the political “hit man” for the Democratic Party since her appointment. Her caustic allegations are well-documented…on the internet.

These despicable people behave shamelessly and with impunity because the mainstream media — the reporters who are privileged to attend White House press conferences and who represent major news organizations — are silent, adoring lackeys.

Maybe I have blinders on. I don’t think so. I have never seen anything like it.

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