History/Culture, Politics/Economics

The Origin, History, and Uniqueness of Western Law

Originally Published on Mises UK “When accordingly it is inquired, whence is evil, it must first be inquired, what is evil, which is nothing else than corruption, either of the measure, or the form, or the order, that belong to nature.” ~Augustine of Hippo The study of Western Civilization has been all but eradicated. This was no… Continue reading The Origin, History, and Uniqueness of Western Law

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How Smurfs Communist Propaganda Is In Fact A Capitalist Wet Dream

There is a decades-old theory that the classic "Smurfs" was, in fact, a bit of communist propaganda. While I will not, for the most part, get into the theory's specifics here, I can recommend this 2011 Washington Times article as a launching point. The evidence certainly seems damning; the entire cartoon is rife with Marxist… Continue reading How Smurfs Communist Propaganda Is In Fact A Capitalist Wet Dream

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Democracy, Like Socialism, Doesn’t Work

For a more in depth and praxeological critique of Democracy, see Hoppe's "Democracy: The God That Failed" The left loves democracy, except of course when things fail to go their way.  Their juvenile failure to accept recent democratic results does not simply end with all others drowning in their tears: idle talk of impeachment has… Continue reading Democracy, Like Socialism, Doesn’t Work

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Natural Aristocracies Are Best Suited To Govern A Libertarian Society

The following is a summary of some highlights found in Hoppe's "From Aristorcracy, To Monarchy, To Democracy" found on Reddit This is a short text in the first place, but it explains Hoppe's conception of the natural elite or natural aristocracy perhaps better than Hoppe's longer works (which also depend on the concept). In a… Continue reading Natural Aristocracies Are Best Suited To Govern A Libertarian Society