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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.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Three Movies They Won't Be Showing In Charlotte This Week

The Fountainhead Ayn Rand's powerful and inimitable novel -- celebrating individualism and private property -- brought to the screen. Starring Gary Cooper as Howard Roark and Patricia Neal as Dominique Francon.

McLintock! A 1963 film celebrating rugged individualism, private enterprise and good, old fashioned American values. Starring John Wayne as George Washington McLintock and Maureen O'Hara as his headstrong wife.

Apartment For Peggy A film celebrating the spunk and spirit of a young American wife and mother. Starring Jeanne Crain [who, by the way, was a Republican] as the optimistic and unflappable Peggy Taylor, William Holden as her struggling husband, Jason, and Edmund Gwenn as the unforgettable Prof. Henry Barnes.

[Entire movie is available in 10 Parts on YouTube. Enter "Apartment For Peggy" in the YouTube search engine and follow the links.]

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