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  • Re: David Friedman on Rothbard

    Another point -- I am tired of people on this board who obviously know very little about history criticizing Rothbard's vast knowledge of history. Rothbard knew more about history than most historians. Anyone who possesses some knowledge of American history will realize the incredible breadth of Rothbard's knowledge in this area. I would encourage
    Posted to General (Forum) by thecommaking on Mon, Jun 20 2011
  • Re: David Friedman on Rothbard

    I honestly don't understand the logic behind Friedman's rebuttal. It is plainly factual that government grew tremendously under Ronald Reagan, even if not adjusted for the rate of inflation. Everybody knows this. Rothbard is not pointing out some startling new fact. What government programs did Reagan abolish? None. What regulations did he remove
    Posted to General (Forum) by thecommaking on Mon, Jun 20 2011
  • Re: Is natural monopoly really impossible?

    I agree with everything all the repliers have posted. I would also add that in the latter half of the nineteenth century, Standard Oil grew to such bloated size because it was protected from foreign competition by extremely high tariffs implemented by the Republican Party. As accepted at the time, these tariffs created the massive trusts. Rather than
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by thecommaking on Fri, Jun 17 2011
  • Re: The success of regulation following the Great Depression

    The U.S. finally recovered from the Great Depression not because of WW II, as is commonly asserted, but because of the end of WW II. Although WW II solved the unemployment problem as a result of the draft and wage controls, depression conditions persisted until 1946, when government drastically cut spending. The draft solved unemployment by sending
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by thecommaking on Tue, Jun 7 2011
  • Re: Healthcare Individual Mandate Constitutional

    It is utterly unconstitutional. End of story. If the mandate is constitutional, then anything is. Of course, according to government today, everything is constitutional. If the government can force you to buy a certain product, then what can it not do? Obama's nonsensical argument was that most states force people to buy car insurance, so what's
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by thecommaking on Wed, May 18 2011
  • Re: Some second thoughts about the Khmer Rouge

    So you believe Pol Pot? Pol Pot's second-in-command, who still lives in Cambodia, admitted to killing scores of people, though "only the bad people." Pol Pot was a very bad guy who directly ordered scores of murders. When some electricians did a poor job of wiring his home, for example, he ordered their execution. He also imposed a brutal
    Posted to History (Forum) by thecommaking on Tue, May 17 2011
  • Re: One Book High Schoolers Must Read

    Here's a teaching suggestion for getting students to think about liberty. I am an English teacher, and I require my students to argue for the abolition of a law or government agency of their choice. (Even the most statist person opposes some laws.) A certain number of their sources must come from the Mises Institute,, or other libertarian
    Posted to History (Forum) by thecommaking on Sun, May 15 2011
  • Re: Rothbard's, Von Mises', or Block's view on Israel?

    Yes, Rothbard, Mises, and Block are notorious such tip-toers, aren't they! On Rothbard's view on Israel, see the following 1982 issue of The Libertarian Forum :
    Posted to History (Forum) by thecommaking on Fri, May 13 2011
  • Re: Collateral damage

    Eugene, Churchill was a good guy??? So far as which one to live under, Churchill imposed wartime socialism and fascism on Britain, thus making it easy for the subsequent Labour regime to institutionalize socialism in Britain. Also, Churchill's bellicosity repeatedly prevented the peace agreement between Germany and Britain that Hitler desperately
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by thecommaking on Wed, May 11 2011
  • Re: Ron Paul Raised $1M in 1 Day For 2012 Campaign

    Bravo, John! Of course, a true libertarian schooled in the Austrian tradition would be a tremendous step forward in the path to a free society. Yes, the establishment would do everything in its power to discredit a President Paul, but at least for once, the ideas would be out there. The names Rothbard and Mises would be spread. The libertarian movement
    Posted to General (Forum) by thecommaking on Mon, May 9 2011
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