The program of liberalism, therefore, if condensed into a single word, would have to read: property, that is, private ownership of the means of production… All the other demands of liberalism result from his fundamental demand.
Via the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Over lunch today, I very much enjoyed setting out the Austrian School programme of classical liberalism advanced by Mises to the Freedom Association. These days, it would be known as Conservatism, but there we are.
Sooner or later, politics will have to reorientate towards either freedom or state control. I believe the journey began with this election, but much hinges on the Liberal Democrats and whether they are in fact believers in liberty…