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My Rollicking Interview with Mises Institute President Jeff Deist

I had a lively chat yesterday with Mises Institute President Jeff Deist regarding Hayek, Mencken, Washington venality, the Great Books, that bastard Nixon,  and some of my muckraking over the past decades.  I was not aware that folks had considered me a unicorn – I’m more accustomed to being compared to weasels or guttersnipes.  Their interview description refers […]

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Equality versus Liberty – the Obama Update

From the Future of Freedom Foundation – OBAMA AND HIS “MOST EVIDENT” RIGHT: EQUALITY by James Bovard In his second inaugural address, Barack Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and hailed “the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal.” Obama never explained why “created equal” was more evident than the right to liberty. […]

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Columnist Charley Reese, R.I.P.

One of the nation’s best newspaper columnists passed away last week.  Charley Reese was a beacon of light at the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001.  He continued to write columns which were syndicated nationally through 2008, and his pieces provided readers with superb insights into the nature of the government and politics. I never […]

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Hayek Birthday and 1985 Firing Line Transcript

Friedrich Hayek was born this day in 1899. Hayek had a huge influence on the development of my political thinking. I learned about Hayek’s existence when William F. Buckley spoke at Virginia Tech and touted the Austrian economist’s opposition to the Welfare State. I zipped to the bookstore the next morning and snared Hayek’s 1944 […]

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