My friend Jason Jewell, who heads the department of humanities at Faulkner University and who prepared 84 lectures in Western civilization for my Liberty Classroom , made a new year’s resolution in 2011 to read the 60-volume Great Books of the Western World series over the course of seven years, including the… Read More
Archives for August 2012
Max Keiser: Mises Was a Fake
Max Keiser had a truly bizarre segment last week in which he and his guest advanced the claim that Ludwig von Mises didn’t qualify as an Austrian economist, so great were his alleged errors and deviations. Keiser himself knows nothing about this, needless to say,… Read More
How to Improve the Economy? Why, Impose a 54.5 MPG Auto Mandate!
This plan , says a booster, will “create jobs,” save Americans money, improve the auto industry, etc. Kind of makes you wonder why automakers wouldn’t just go ahead and do it, if it’s so good for them, but you are not supposed to ask that question.
The Question Everyone Is Asking
Win $10,000, Really
Music Post #2
Another entry in my little series . I have a young readership, so I have an obligation to bring good stuff to their attention.
Blast from the Past
Me in 1993, at the Mises Institute’s summer Mises University program, with Murray Rothbard .
How Big Should the Banks Be?
Simon Johnson has a piece at Bloomberg today that urges the Romney/Ryan ticket to make reining in the big banks a major campaign issue. (Thanks to Michael Brendan Dougherty .) Oddly enough, Johnson makes some good points. (Forget his stuff about how great Teddy Roosevelt’s trust-busting was, and that the firms in question… Read More
How Harry Reid Got Rich
No doubt this story could be replicated many times over if we looked at the backgrounds of other legislators, but the Harry Reid tale seems especially egregious. But remember: it is his passion for “public service” that motivates him, and all the rest of them, too.
Donald Trump to Have Role at RNC
Details are not yet known, but he will have a “surprise” role on its first day, insiders say .