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democracy

Governments are killing you

March 25, 2007

“Too many people living in democracies are lulled into believing that they are free because they have the right to vote and elections are held periodically. If you take conscription for military service as an example, I think you would find that if it was proclaimed by a sole monarch, the people would revolt and disobey. However, in a democracy, when the politicians vote for it, the people comply and still think they are free.”

In the twentieth century 170 million people were killed by governments. It’s the bloodiest century in all history. Read an excerpt from A Century of War by John V. Denson.

Sound Money

February 21, 2007

Ludwig von Mises: “It is impossible to grasp the meaning of the idea of sound money if one does not realize that it was devised as an instrument for the protection of civil liberties against despotic inroads on the part of governments.”

Read the article by Thorsten Polleit.

The Law by Bastiat

January 9, 2007


Try to imagine a system of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property rights. If you cannot do so, then you must agree that the law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.

Read the famous essay of Frédéric Bastiat.