Ron Paul as an Austrian.
But “Austrians” in Paul’s sense refers to something narrower, specifically the thought of Ludwig Von Mises and his student Murray Rothbard. It is a form of capitalism that is even more libertarian and anarchic than that espoused by many libertarians. Rothbard‘s followers, most prominently longtime Paul associate and founder of the Mises Institute Lew Rockwell, have been waging a decades-long war against the Koch brothers and the more mainstream form of libertarianism the Kochs represent.
Garry Johnson, Presidential candidate, announces that he is a Libertarian. The man of 750 vetos when he was Governor of New Mexico. He wanted to legalise cannabis but the Democrat house would not do it to spite him for his fiscal responsibility. “Lets reduce welfare and warfare, especially corporate welfare”.
A bit of fun from a joyful libertarian. How to keep bossy bureaucrats at bay. Start at 8.30.
Catallaxy’s favorite peripatetic pamphleteer strikes again at the warmies.
The explorers from Portugal. Some libertarian comments on the factors and incentives that drove the Portuguese sailors around the globe.
Lorenzo Warby on the virtue of civility, contrasting Glen Greenwald on Ron Paul with Seumas Milne on Margaret Thatcher.
Peter Klein on the sorry state of economic journalism.
This is the centennial year of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit, published in German in 1912, the book that first presented the “Austrian” theory of business cycles. No doubt Yglesias is unaware that in the hundred years since, there have been dozens of books, hundreds of research papers, more than a few Ph.D. dissertations, and even one Nobel prize analyzing, developing, critiquing, and extending this theory.