Tuesday, January 31, 2012
• • Monday Medley
Novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand’s birth anniversary (1905) is Thursday. The author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” had some unique views on life — and a lot of people have never been exposed to them. Here’s a start: “To say ‘I love you,’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’ ”
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
• • Lew Rockwell on von Mises, Ron Paul, free-markets and the future of freedom
Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |
Q: There has been a resurgence of Randism. Are you surprised? Do you approve? A: I met her and heard her lecture, and was always impressed. Recall that when Atlas Shrugged came out, Mises and Rothbard both wrote glowing reviews. Her works of fiction are profoundly effective in promoting the capitalist message, and this is all to the good. But there are some critical errors. I don't think she fully understood the cooperative nature of the capitalist social order, for example. She had less regard for the consumer than the capitalist, and in this respect she was only half right. But in general, if her books can disabuse people of canards against the free economy, that is great.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
• Nelson Hultberg on the power of the market, 3rd-party success and his new book
Q: In the last depression during the 1930s, the government increased its power over the American economy and the lives of Americans tremendously. What makes you think it can be different this time? A: I think it can be different this time because we have the vast power of the Internet. In addition, we've had 60 years of free-market education put forth in this country outside the school system from thinkers like Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and several others. There are now millions of articulate voices out there who believe in free enterprise. They're not going to go along so eagerly with the collectivists and authoritarians as Americans in the 1930s did.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
• • Machan on the free-market, ‘mixed’ economies and the virtues of minarchism
Interview with Tibor R. Machan.
[Q:] Where does Rand fit into the free-market pantheon - is she a lonely, modern voice at this point? [A:] Ayn Rand has laid out the best, most significant and most inspiring moral defense of individualism and the free society. But she comes out of a long line of free-market thinking.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
• Ingo Bischoff on land tax, Austrians and real bills, and Henry George
Like Ayn Rand, we would like to see a society that runs fully on a free market.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009