Monthly Archives: July 2012

Is the State Really Responsible for the Creation of the Internet?

Gordon Crovitz takes issue with the President Obama’s claim that the state is responsible for the creation of the internet in this piece from the Wall Street Journal.   Thanks to Lew Rockwell for tweeting this one. Tweet

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I apologize for posting only sporadically in the past couple of weeks, but I have been studying for an upcoming MCAT test date. Posting will continue to be intermittent for the next couple of weeks as I round out this …

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In a recent column, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni denounced a man named Tim Ferriss as characteristic of our national disease: namely, “selfishness run amok.” I was unfamiliar with Ferriss before reading Bruni’s column but he is, evidently, an …

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Jonathan Finegold has posted a well-written and illuminating piece on the Austrian method of praxeology (and especially its relationship with the study of history) over at his Economic Thought blog. Those interested in Austrian economics, especially beginners, should be sure …

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The Mises Institute has recently posted this fantastic quote from Ludwig von Mises himself on their Facebook page:   To choose is to pick one out of two or more possible modes of conduct and to set aside the alternatives. …

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This video (courtesy of Zero Hedge and Economic Thought) has been making the rounds lately, but I thought I’d repost it here for good measure:     Schwartz touches on a lot of criticisms I’ve made of Krugman here in the past, …

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Thomas Ricks, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, went on the record in the opinion pages of the New York Times yesterday advocating for a reinstatement of the draft. Ricks offers 18-year-old Americans three options: 1) …

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Unfortunately, I don’t really have time to get into much of a lengthy post on job creation tonight, but I did come across this video of Bob Murphy talking about “green jobs.” There’s some pretty significant overlap with some of …

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This is a continuation of yesterday’s post, “Private Equity, Job Creation, and the Coming Presidential Election, Part I,” in which I used a sort of Rothbardian analysis to help revaluate what exactly a “job” is, and why a focus on …

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I began this post after a few conversations I recently had with friends and family over the issue of job creation. Initially intended to run as a single post, it grew far too long for anyone really to read and, …

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