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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 7, 2012

THE TOP FIVE (Recent News Items You May Have Missed)

Will Republicans Hand the Left a VAT Victory? - Mitt Romney won't rule out the possibility of imposing a tax that's the fast track to a European welfare state. (via Maggie's Farm) It's stories like this that will make it hard for me to vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. Will Romney enable what Obama and the Democrats couldn't do in a million years? Disgusting. 

A Warning from Canada for the GOP: Don’t Ignore the Grassroots (via Instapundit) Will history repeat itself? Canada had its version of Obama and Mitt Romney. The experience was not good, at least in the short run.



Rick Santorum's compassionate conservatism (from The Seattle Times) "We have met the enemy and he is us." (Or something like that.) Is Santorum the second coming of George W. Bush? This opinion peace is deja vu all over again. It sort of sounds like Santorum wants to install the Christian version of sharia law...or maybe it's just me.



Fun and games in our future?




Related Old News: Asymmetry at Sea What war with Iran in the Gulf could be like, from (The Atlantic) The quote to remember:

"Some of the promoters of a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities have sold the strike as a high-tech, airborne surgical attack. But a look at the naval environment indicates that like the Iraq invasion, what starts surgically could end very messily indeed."

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