Monthly Archives: March 2012

“End of the Road” trailer

There’s another documentary film coming out with an Austrian view on the economic crisis. This one has a particular focus on the likelihood of our fiat money system collapsing, and general chaos ensuing. Happy times. While watching it I couldn’t help but think of … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

Now, instead of the divine right of kings, we have the divine right of parliament. The parliament has become the king, and there is no longer any realistic or effective check on the ambitions of the executive. Richard North, on … Continue reading

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The parable of the broken traffic lights

A parable seems appropriate for a Sunday. Steve Horwitz, writing at The Freeman, explains the Austrian perspective on booms and busts using traffic lights all set on green, causing city-wide accidents: Of course robust economies can mask underlying discoordination for … Continue reading

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Two visions

Both the American Revolution and the French Revolution seem to have much in common – they are both children of the Enlightenment – and both are overturning well established monarchies. However,  as Bill Whittle argues, the ideas behind each revolution … Continue reading

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Heartland in perspective

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but for those following the controversy (dubbed Fakegate by some) around the Heartland Institute, this image will help keep things in perspective: Click to enlarge. Thanks to Bishop Hill and Josh In … Continue reading

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San Francisco copying Egypt’s example?

During the Arab Spring, some Western mobile phone companies got in hot water for agreeing to disable their networks during the revolutionary protests. In August last year, the apparently liberal city of San Francisco copied Egypt and shut down the mobile network across the … Continue reading

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On rising gas prices

Of course, those same speculators were at work when gasoline prices went down, and especially nearly four years ago when prices dropped from more than $4 a gallon in the summer of 2008 to about $1.50 near Christmas that same … Continue reading

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