Archive for February, 2011

Obama’s Latest $100m Budget Cut

February 24, 2011

YouTube on the Political Economy of Liberty

February 18, 2011

Moving away from pulp and into the digital age:

1. The Philosophy of Liberty – Ken Schoolland (2006)

2. The Sunset of the State – Stefan Molyneux (2010)

3. Pirates & Emperors – Schoolhouse Rock (2006)

4. Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve – Mises Institute (1996)

5. Who Really Controls America – George Carlin (2008)

6. The Story of Your Enslavement – Stefan Molyneux (2010)

7. “Fear the Boom and Bust – A Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem” – John Papola and Russ Roberts (2010)

8. The Future of Austrian Economics – Murray Rothbard (1990)

9. The Errors of Classical Liberalism and the Idea of a Private Law Society – Hans Hoppe (2008)

10. How To Advance Liberty – Leonard Reed (1978)

Classical Readings on Anarchy

February 18, 2011

In response to Art’s more contemporary list of works on the political economy of liberty:

1. Gustave de Molinari – The Production of Security (1849)

2. Lysander Spooner – Natural Law or the Science of Justice (1882)

3. Auberon Herbert – The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State (1885)

4. Benjamin Tucker – Why I Am An Anarchist (1892)

5. Voltairine de Cleyre – Why I Am An Anarchist (1897)

6. Franz Oppenheimer – The State (1922)

7. Albert Jay Nock – Our Enemy, The State (1935)

8. Morris and Linda Tannehill – The Market for Liberty (1970)

9. David Friedman – The Machinery of Freedom (1973)

10. Murray Rothbard – Society Without a State (1974)

BBC Radio 4 – Radical Economics: Yo Hayek!

February 1, 2011

Why free market Austrian economics have inspired a rap video and attracted new fans.

Was the economic crisis caused by fundamental problems with the system rather than a mere failure of policy?

This week, Jamie Whyte and Analysis looks at the free market Austrian School of FA Hayek. The global recession has revived interest in this area of economics, even inspiring an educational rap video.

“Austrian” economists believe that the banking crisis was caused by too much regulation rather than too little. The fact that interest rates are set by central banks rather than the market is at the heart of the problem, they argue. Artificially low interest rates sent out the wrong signals to investors, causing them to borrow to spend on “malinvestments”, such as overpriced housing.