05 May 2014


Potpourri, Shameless Self-Promotion 5 Comments

==> Richard Ebeling on the “inequality trap.”

==> A NYT article about some of the wacky freedom fighters in New Hampshire. This is my target audience for the Bob Murphy Variety Show at Porcfest (happening again this June, by the way!).

==> Joe Stromberg on the semantics of the term “laissez-faire.”

==> A project to translate Human Action into Swedish.

==> Adam Kokesh gets me to do the Sicilian from “The Princess Bride” at the end of this interview.

5 Responses to “Potpourri”

  1. Matt M (Dude Where's My Freedom) says:

    A real gem from the NYT article:

    “But there are reasons “the state” uses parking meters, tickets and even tow trucks, according to Gary Lamoureux, Keene’s project manager for parking and the only city official to comment. “It’s to have turnover for the business owners in the downtown area,” he said. In other words, to support the marketplace.”

    You silly libertarians. The state isn’t just doing this for its own interest! It’s also colluding with big business. You like big business right, so what are you complaining about?

    I love when the media promotes crony capitalism as some sort of compromise and acts just shocked, SHOCKED!! when all sides come out against it…

  2. Skyler J. Collins says:

    More lisp on the Sicilian… ^_^

  3. Bob Roddis says:

    For those troubled by insomnia, the Stromberg article seems related to a Roddis/Lord Keynes exchange of Olde:


    I disagree with Stromberg if he is saying that the “confusion” on the part of our opponents is not purposeful. Further, Jeffrey Tucker and I may be stressing the same point from a slightly different angle. There is nothing new, weird of scary about the NAP (except, perhaps, the term itself). If average people could understand our basic concepts, they could easily recognize the obfuscations regarding these simple concepts as practiced by the “progressives” and Keynesians.

    • guest says:

      It is essential for “progressives” that they keep average people from understanding the difference between laissez faire and crony capitalism or from understanding that the “robber barons” employed “progressive” regulation to attain their ends which they could not attain via laissez faire.


      • guest says:

        Although, I am not (yet) of the persuasion that the obfuscations are intentional.

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