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Making Criminals of Us All

from Glenn Harland Reynolds Instapundit,  one of my favorite daily reads: As Ayn Rand wrote in Atlas Shrugged: “Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them broken. You’d better get it…

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The Greenspan Put

The Man Who Knew by Sebastian Mallaby is an excellent biography of Alan Greenspan, but it may have greater value in understanding the power and limitations of the Federal Reserve itself. Greenspan has been accused of being an ideologue by…

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We Are All Influenced by Philosophy

from my article in yesterday’s American Thinker, Donald Trump ushering in the third wave of Progressivism We are witnessing the third and final phase of American Progressivism, where the administrative state has stifled the economy, destroyed opportunities, and lost control of…

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A State Worshipping Culture

from Mark Perry’s Carpe Diem, this quote from Ayn Rand: Throughout the history of Europe, the values and ideas of its people never changed on one basic point: Europe is a state-worshiping culture. It has always worshipped the power of…

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Signs of Social Demise

When you see that trading is not done by consent, but by compulsion: When you see that in order to produce you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing: When you see money flowing into those who deal…

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Private Wonders

“The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendor that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.  But America’s skyscrapers were not built by public funds or for a public purpose: they were built by the…

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A Noble Medium

Money is the barometer of society’s virtue.  When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion- when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing- when you…

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The Limits of Money, The Virtues of Wealth

Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he’s evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him…

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Rebel Yid Top 21 Tweets of 2009

1.      blaming economic crises on “greed” is like blaming plane crashes on gravity.- Thomas Sowell 2.      “crony capitalism” is to capitalism what National Socialism (Nazism) is to socialism- hko 3.      ‘Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for…

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“Laissez-nous Faire!”

Adam Summers from the Reason Foundation writes in the Wall Street Journal, “Ayn Rand and the Economic Crisis”.  Read the entire article here. Adam shares Rand’s thoughts on the economic crisis of 1962. She cast suspicion on both the motives…

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