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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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Simple Proposal That Many Regard As Terrifying

I simply propose that each American mind his own private property and engage in voluntary exchanges and associations rather than exchanges mandated by political and bureaucratic rules and regulations. We act like adults and outlaw murder and theft. We do what we want, bear the consequences of our actions and take care of our own and the ones we love without the threat of legal or monetary punishment by the "authorities." We live where we want, how we want and with whom we want without restriction or conditions.

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