Is limited government an oxymoron?

Fantastic video, and Tom Woods is a great speaker in general.

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The Anatomy of the State

The anatomy of the state, by Murry N. Rothbard, is a fantastic essay. Everyone should give it a read: http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard62.html What the State Is Not The State is almost universally considered an institution of social service. Some theorists venerate the State as the apotheosis of society; others regard it as an amiable, though often inefficient, […]

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  • When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow
    By: Jp Cortez In 1850, French economist Frédéric Bastiat published an essay that is misunderstood, or more often, unread, titled, “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen.” Bastiat brilliantly illustrated, through the parable of the broken window, the destructive effects of unintended consequences that result from government intervention in the econom […]
  • Week in Review: February 25, 2017
    By: Mises Institute President’s Day was this week, and there was no better way to celebrate than making the case for abolishing the position. As Ryan McMaken noted, history has vindicated the fears of the Anti-Federalists that were concerned that the position vested too much power into the hands of a single ambitious politician. This abuse of power looks to […]
  • Trump to States with Recreational Pot: Drop Dead
    By: Ryan McMaken In the days following the 2016 election, there were already worrying signs that the Trump administration didn't merely view the War on Drugs as a useful source of rhetoric to please some Conservatives. With the appointment of Jeff Sessions — who appears to be a true believer in the War on Drugs — the threat to federalism, states's […]
  • Kevin Gutzman: Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary
    By: Kevin R. C. Gutzman, Jeff Deist Dr. Kevin Gutzman is a history professor at Western Connecticut State University, a New York Times best-selling author, and one of the leading Constitutional scholars in the country today. He and Jeff talk about his new book, Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America. Dr. Gutzman discusses […]
  • Minouche Shafik: Apologist for the Experts
    By: C.Jay Engel ​Minouche Shafik of the Bank of England recently spoke to the Oxford Union in defense of the monetary Experts. The “Experts,” she pointed out, “have come in for a great deal of criticism of late.”  She suggests this phenomenon may have something to do with the 2008 financial crisis. She also mentions various currency manipulation and interest […]

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  • Iron Fist of the Ruling Class
    The post Iron Fist of the Ruling Class appeared first on LewRockwell.
  • The Empire’s Nightmare
    Methinks the insane hysteria over Russia needs to stop. It probably will not. For reasons of domestic and imperial politics, the American public is again being manipulated into a war frenzy by Washington and New York. It is stupid, without justification, and dangerous. The silliness over Russia is, obviously, part of the Establishment’s drive to get rid of T […]
  • My Old School Chum Was Murdered
    Palm Beach – A serious curse on the Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea or the DPRK) for apparently murdering one of my schoolmates. Very bad form, Pyongyang! My old high school, the Ecole International of Geneva, Switzerland had a zany and interesting collection of cosmopolitan students from everywhere. We had lots of children of movie stars like Will […]
  • The Las Vegas Real Estate Bubble
    Back in the Las Vegas boom days, the belief was there wasn’t enough land.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controlled nearly 90 percent of the land in Nevada and all the land surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. Desperate builders were gonna run out of terra firma. So, developers went verticle (called the Manhattanization of Las Vegas) and skipped to nearby […]
  • Crimes of Communism
    (Excerpted with permission from Dr. Woods’s daily email.) Sure enough, a YouGov poll taken in late 2016 confirmed my suspicion. Some 42% of millennials have no idea who Mao Tse-Tung was. For comparison, I’m pretty sure they all know who Hitler was. Somehow Mao never hit their radar screens. Ever heard of V.I. Lenin? One-third of millennials haven’t. Why are […]

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  • Dead Is Dead
    by Scott Cattanach Just this year, the National Academy of Sciences concluded that CAFE (“Corporate Average Fuel Economy” – the federal government’s new car fuel economy standard enacted in 1975) had contributed to the deaths of an extra 1,300 to 2,600 Americans every year in traffic accidents.  A 1989 Brookings-Harvard study estimated an annual death … Cont […]
  • Don’t Play Their Games
    by Johan R:son Sjöberg 4/16/2004 So you say you’re tired of government and all its stupidity? You say you don’t like its arbitrary rules, regulations, prohibitions, tariffs, controls, et cetera? You say you don’t know what to do to get rid of it? I’ve got some good and some bad news for you. I’ll start … Continue reading "Don’t Play Their Games" Th […]
  • The Meaning of Jurisdiction
    by Paul Hein 5/5/2004 If you ever instigate a lawsuit, one of the first things that you will likely file with the court, as part of your initial complaint, is a statement of jurisdiction. I am not a lawyer, but I gather that this is routine: a complainant acknowledging that the court has the jurisdiction … Continue reading "The Meaning of Jurisdiction […]

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  • Civilians Flee Heavy Fighting in Mosul; 223 Killed in Iraq
    Hundreds of Iraqis were escorted away from the front lines in Mosul.
  • Is Trump Moderating on Foreign Policy? Not in the Least
    “Chaos,” “dismay,” “radically inept” – those are just a few of the recent headlines analyzing Donald Trump’s foreign policy. In truth, disorder would seem to be the strategy of the day. Picking up the morning newspaper or tuning on the national news sometimes feels akin to opening up a basket filled with spitting cobras and […]
  • The United States of Permanent War
    As the foreign policy establishment continues to grapple with the consequences of Trump’s election, U.S. officials can still agree on one thing. The United States is a nation that is waging a permanent war. In December 2016, President Obama reflected on the development in a speech that he delivered to US soldiers at MacDill Air […]
  • ISIS Attacks Border Checkpoint; 117 Killed in Iraq
    Militants attacked the border checkpoint at Trebil again. This time they killed 15 guards.
  • At the Altar of American Greatness
    Originally posted at TomDispatch. The members of what TomDispatch regular Andrew Bacevich, author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East, calls “the Church of America the Redeemer” are in some disarray these days and in quite an uproar over the new Pope and his aberrant set of cardinals now ensconced in Washington. Perhaps there […]
  • Believing That War Has Consequences
    A February NBC news poll reveals some dramatic diversity within the minds of Donald Trump’s America. The topics covered are varied, and include Americans’ current feelings about Russia, and their worries over a future major war (56 percent are very or somewhat worried). One other question caught my eye, however, and that was a choice […]
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    What is the “alternative” media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the “corporate media,” i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag – in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before […]
  • Mosul Airport, Army Base Captured; 83 Killed in Iraq
    The airport and an army base were captured by Iraqi forces on Thursday.
  • The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel From Itself
    The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. This is precisely the type of American presidency that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, prefers. However, Donald Trum […]
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    Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community – part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections – now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their […]