How Austrian were the French? An Austro-Australian Perspective
- Why the French Classical Liberal Tradition is Important?
- What makes the Austrian School “Austrian”?
- What makes the French CL School “Austrian”?
Ron Paul on Government Owned Land
Here he expresses his position that the government should not own any land. From his chapter on Immigration in Liberty Defined:
Hoppe on Getting Richer
The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Romania presents a colloquium with the author of “A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism”, Hans-Hermann Hoppe. This is an excerpt where Hoppe talks about the legitimate ways to acquire and increase wealth.
Mises Seminar 2012
The Australian Mises Seminar is named in honour of Ludwig von Mises, perhaps the most gifted economist and philosopher of the 20th century.
Mises was a prolific author who spawned a global movement dedicated to carrying on his tradition. One of his students, F.A. Hayek, went on to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. Another of his students, Murray N. Rothbard, extended Mises’ ideas and founded what is now the modern libertarian movement. A living proponent of Mises’ ideas is Congressman Ron Paul who ran for the office of President of the United States, sparking an international and intellectual revolution.
The spirit of the seminar is best encapsulated by Mises’ lifelong motto taken from Virgil’s Aeneid: “Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito” — ‘Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it’. We look forward to you joining the rest of the remnant this December at this not to be missed event!
Team Brittany 2nd Presidential Post Debate commentary is up! This is our personal favorite. Lots to comment on this time.
The only way to review any kind of political debate; with pure Menckenian joy at the spectacle of folly on display. Meet Team Brittany, three hardcore Austro-Libertarians breaking down the latest statist disgrace.
Ron Paul: How to Sell Liberty
In this video Dr. Paul speaks to a crowd in San Francisco in 1990 at an International Society for Individual Liberty conference. Having run for office under the Libertarian Party’s banner two years prior, Dr. Paul shares his experience on how to sell libertarianism to make it palatable to both liberals and conservatives.
Lifelike - So Electric (Olivia video re-edit)
Lifelike’s track “So Electric” meets Olivia Newton John in the movie “Xanadu”. So ridiculously 80’s, so good. Happiness in soundwave form. Long build in, strong finish.
Can’t Stop Loving You - Chris Malinchak
Definitely not your average run of the mill tune this one. Even better when paired up with such a fitting clip. House. So much joy on the breakdown. Download.
Rothbard on Endorsements
Murray responds to a question regarding his “endorsement” of Johnson over Goldwater in ‘64. This parallels the recent accusation made by Jack Hunter (The Southern Avenger) that Rothbard endorsed George H. Bush in ‘92, which is apparently meant to validate Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.
The article provides a contrasting of/comparison given the two evils presented. Rothbard ends by saying:
- “A vote for Bill Clinton is a vote to destroy the last vestige of parental control and responsibility in America. A victory for Bush will—at least partly—hold back the hordes for another four years. Of course, that is not exactly soul-satisfying. What would be soul-satisfying would be taking the offensive at long last, launching a counter-revolution in government, in the economy, in the culture, everywhere against malignant left-liberalism. When oh when do we get to start?”
That revolution commenced with Ron Paul’s 2007 presidential campaign, and arrived largely in full force this year. Foreshadowing this, Rothbard was asked in ‘89 who he would support in the ‘92 election. He goes on to discuss Ron Paul who could “knock the socks of Bush”.
So, what’s the difference between Rothbard’s “endorsement” and Rand Paul’s?
Rand made a positive endorsement of Romney. There was no attempt to contrast Romney and Obama. In fact, Rand Paul is going to campaign for Romney even in light of there being a revolution underway. Any attempts at comparing Rothbard’s actions with that of Rand’s are severely lacking.
Rothbard Gives a Tribute to Ludwig von Mises
In this never-before-seen video, Rothbard gives a tribute to his mentor in Austrian economics, Ludwig von Mises, at a Libertarian Party convention in Pennsylvania in 1984. Rothbard discusses Mises’s work and life, and the growing popularization of his ideas in the United States.
Kilian Martin: Altered Route
Innovative, courageous, original: Kilian Martin sets new standards in the world of skating. We joined forces with him and filmmaker Brett Novak to create his next video “Kilian Martin: Altered Route”. Read the interview with Kilian and Brett on mb!
So impressive, he makes it look easy.
Ron Paul on His Libertarian Party Presidential Run
In this video from a 1989 meeting of the Libertarian Party State Chairs, Dr. Paul shares experiences from his campaign in 1988. He talks about various challenges the campaign faced and expresses optimism for the future of libertarian ideas in the United States.