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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, August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan! From The Horse's Mouth

A half-hour ago the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel posted an article about Paul Ryan. The article included this little tidbit:
Serving in Congress since 1999, Ryan is an ideologically-driven Republican whose world view was shaped early on by thinkers, politicians and economists who extolled markets, celebrated the economic empowerment of individuals, feared an overweening state, and advocated a "pro-growth" or "supply side" agenda of lower taxes on business, investment and income.

His intellectual heroes include the economists Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, and Friedrich Hayek; the writer Ayn Rand, and former New York congressman Jack Kemp, for whom he once worked.
The very best thing about Paul Ryan's selection is that the mass media and the American public will be introduced to the wisdom and knowledge of the great, Austrian economist.

And a large dose of Mises is exactly the tonic that this country needs!


LD Jackson said...

I think Paul Ryan is a good choice for Mitt Romney. Not only can he help defeat Obama, he can also help Romney tremendously after they win. He will be a great asset and an even greater Vice-President.

Sherman Broder said...

The only downside is that he'll be missed in the house. I felt he might have had a shot at unseating Boehner as leader.