Post Tagged with: "Quotations"

Sustainability: An Assault on Economics – Tyler A. Watts

One of my key areas of interest is how to deliver sustainable, stable and inclusive prosperity. This is why I dedicate so much time to economics. However, the word “sustainable” may not convey the same thing to everyone: via Sustainability: An Assault on Economics – Tyler A. Watts – Mises […]

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The American Museum in Britain, Bath

This past weekend, we visited the American Museum in Britain. It was thought-provoking: America was of course conceived in liberty but American history, like every nation’s, is filled with examples of man’s inhumanity to man. The exhibition began with a wall of quotations from significant figures. These particularly stood out: […]

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“If men were like ants”

From Rothbard’s “Freedom, Inequality, Primitivism, and the Division of Labor”: If men were like ants, there would be no interest in human freedom. If individual men, like ants, were uniform, interchangeable, devoid of specific personality traits of their own, then who would care whether they were free or not? Who, […]

Read More Financial Crisis and Recession

Via, from an article by the brilliant Jesús Huerta de Soto: The artificial expansion of credit and money is never more than a short-term solution, and often not even that. In fact, today there is no doubt about the recessionary consequence that the monetary shock always has in the […]

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Winston Churchill, Tony Benn and New Labour government

Churchill on socialism: There can be no doubt that socialism is inseparably interwoven with totalitarianism and the abject worship of the state. … A free Parliament is odious to the socialist doctrinaire. Benn on New Labour in power: In short parliamentary democracy and cabinet government have been quietly abandoned in […]

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Pitt the Younger, Gladstone and Disraeli

(Bumped up from 9 May 08, as I found it while reflecting on Britain today.) On the basis that those who are not familiar with history are condemned to repeat it, I have begun to study Pitt, Gladstone and Disraeli. Here are some quotations, which seem apt in the present […]

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Boris the butterfly?

Matthew Parris, writing in The Spectator of Boris Johnson’s recent transformation, suggests he should read Tennyson: Today I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie. An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk: from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail. […]

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C S Lewis’ moral busybodies

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment […]

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