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How the West Got Rich – Deirdre N. McCloskey, Ph.D.

A change in how people honored markets and innovation caused the Industrial Revolution, and then the modern world….People had to start liking “creative destruction,” the new idea that replaces the old…Europeans and then others came to admire entrepreneurs like Ben Franklin and Andrew Carnegie and Bill Gates.

Liberty and Dignity Explain the Modern World by Deirdre N. McCloskey, Ph.D.

Deirdre N. McCloskey is a professor of economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Libertarian Lessons from ‘The 48 Laws of Power’. Pete Quiñones, Popular Liberty, & Keith Knight

In all societies, public opinion is determined by the intellectual classes, the opinion molders of society. For most people neither
originate nor disseminate ideas and concepts; on the contrary, they tend to adopt those ideas promulgated by the professional intellectual classes, the professional dealers in ideas. Now, throughout history … despots and ruling elites of States have had far more need of the services of intellectuals than have peaceful citizens in a free society. For States have always needed opinion-molding intellectuals to con the public into believing that its rule is wise, good, and inevitable; into believing that the “emperor has clothes.”

Murray N. Rothbard
For a New Liberty, pp. 13–14

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The AntiTax – The First Step To A Private Society w/ Andrew From Popular Liberty

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The Truth About Slavery – Thomas Sowell, Ph.D.

Slavery is one of the oldest and most universal of all human institutions. Slavery has existed among peoples around the world, as far back as recorded history goes— and archaeological explorations suggest that it existed before human beings learned to write.

Thomas Sowell, Ph.D., Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One (Basic Books, 2009) p. 20

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Ph.D. Student Debunks Socialism Using Basic Economics! Marcel Gautreau & Keith Knight

In reality, most of the great fortunes in American history have resulted from someone’s figuring out how to reduce costs, so as to be able to charge lower prices and therefore gain a mass market for the product. Henry Ford did this with automobiles, Rockefeller with oil, Carnegie with steel, and Sears, Penney, Walton and other department store chain founders with a variety of products.

 

Thomas Sowell, Ph.D., Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy (2014, Basic Books) p. 165

Marcel Gautreau is a PhD student at George Mason University and a Mises Institute Research Fellow.

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Natural Resources Make Countries Rich – DEBUNKED

Indeed, even the capacity to discover natural resources depends upon institutions; countries with market-oriented institutions are far better at discovering their natural resources than countries with non-market institutions.

Jason Brennan, Ph.D., Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich (2021, Routledge) p. 115

Jason Brennan, Ph.D., is the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, USA. He is the author of 14 books, including In Defense of Openness (2018) and Why Not Capitalism? (2014).

I highly recommend buying this book: Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich

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Imperialism Made the West Rich – DEBUNKED

…nations are made up of different people with different levels of power and different interests. The benefits of the empire-building were concentrated among the politically well-connected few, such as weapons makers, certain monopoly trade companies, the military, and the kings and queens.

The costs—which exceeded the benefits—were in turn passed onto and spread among the helpless, hapless many, among the taxpayers forced to pay for the wars, the conscripts forced to fight and die, and the consumers forced to pay what were in many cases artificially high prices.

Jason Brennan, Ph.D., Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich (2021, Routledge) p. 121

Jason Brennan, Ph.D., is the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, USA. He is the author of 14 books, including In Defense of Openness (2018) and Why Not Capitalism? (2014).

I highly recommend buying this book: Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich

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How Not to Suck at Life. Connor Boyack & Keith Knight

In a nutshell, people who are scared are more easily controlled. We can be manipulated by those who want power over us if we’re worried and they have a supposed solution to our perceived problems.

Connor Boyack, How Not to Suck at Life: 89 Tips for Teens (2021) p. 91

Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a public policy think tank in Utah.

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Democratic Socialists STILL Believe This Debunked Conspiracy Theory! | Thomas Sowell

The only viable definition of monopoly is a grant of privilege from the government. It therefore becomes quite clear that it is impossible for the government to decrease monopoly by passing punitive laws. Th e only way for the government to decrease monopoly, if that is the desideratum, is to remove its own monopoly grants.

The antitrust laws, therefore, do not in the least “diminish monopoly.” What they do accomplish is to impose a continual, capricious harassment of efficient business enterprise.

Murray N. Rothbard
Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, p. 1117

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News Roundup 12/7/2021

US News New York City will require all companies to have a vaccine mandate by December 27th. The city’s mayor announced that children 5-12 will need one dose of a vaccine to dine at a restaurant. [Link] The WHO says an additional 70,000 people died from malaria due to...

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The Paradox of Authority

Every government in human history has eventually collapsed. Even Plato recognized this inevitability and theorized the average State lifespan was around 300 years. Must it be this way? Is it avoidable? Sadly, I don’t believe so. There is no resolution for the Paradox...

Syrian Christians were Quietly Warned Before the War

Years ago I wrote about my first encounter with Syria as a young twenty-something year old fresh out of active duty service in the Marines: "My first visit to the region while desiring to study Arabic in 2004, just after completion of active duty service, and while...

The Scott Horton Show

12/2/21 John Dolan (The War Nerd) on the Tigray-Ethiopia War

Scott is joined by John Dolan who used to write under the names Gary Brecher and The War Nerd. The two discuss a recent article Dolan wrote that lays out the big picture causes and developments in the Tigray-Ethiopia war. Dolan explains the necessary Ethiopian history...

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The End of the Empire

10/7/21 End of the Empire – Episode 3

Pete and Scott are back for Episode 3 of their new show End of the Empire. In this episode, the two discuss Scott’s debate at the Soho Forum against neoconservative Bill Kristol. They get into Scott’s experience before, during and after the debate. And they discuss...

9/23/21 End of the Empire – Episode 2

Pete Quinones and Scott Horton are back for the second episode of their new podcast End of the Empire. The two begin by discussing a new documentary about Waco that reanalyzes the FLIR footage, showing that federal agents were in fact firing on Branch Davidians on the...

9/9/21 End of the Empire – Episode 1

On Thursday, Pete Quinones and Scott Horton live-streamed the first episode of their new podcast End of the Empire on the Libertarian Institute’s Youtube Channel. In the episode, the two discuss Pete’s recent appearance on Tim Pool’s show Timcast. Scott commends...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #192: American Backed Apartheid

On COI #192, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss how Washington is provoking war on multiple fronts. Kyle reports that the NDAA is being held up in the Senate pending votes on myriad proposed amendments. Connor then covers NDAA amendments which seek to end U.S....

COI #191: Bring the Troops Home guest Hunter DeRensis

On COI #191, Hunter DeRensis joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss the Bring Our Troops Home movement. Hunter explains how Defend the Guard legislation has made significant progress in several states. Defend the Guard laws would prevent the federal government from exploiting...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Loathing the Corporate Press is the Moderate Position

https://youtu.be/z9Xp9AYN-J0 ... I see the central conflict as not between classes, (social or economic), or between ideologies, but between Power and Liberty, State and Society. ... It is only through and by state action that “class” conflict can arise. Murray N....

The Scam Republicans Keep Falling For! w/ Olivia Rondeau

https://youtu.be/BfV-OwA-_S4 ... the Constitution has proved to be an instrument for ratifying the expansion of State power rather than the opposite. ... any written limits that leave it to government to interpret its own powers are bound to be interpreted as...

What is Critical Race Theory? – James Lindsay, Ph.D.

https://youtu.be/a-_zXuMkTWw ... the whole point of politics is to “divide” people, to separate people by principle and ideology and to have them slug it out, each trying to gain a majority support of the population. Murray N. Rothbard, Ph.D. Irrepressible Rothbard,...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Our Duty to History ft. Keith Knight Ep. 188

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Nyc0zrlIg Keith Knight of Don't Tread on Anyone and the Libertarian Institute joins me again to discuss our collective duty to tell and preserve our experience of the COVID19 regime. It is our duty to bear witness to the world's...

Informed Consent and COVID19 ft. Sean Leal Ep. 187

https://youtu.be/-sUtbMumsNg Consent is a concept that is deeply rooted in the principle of self ownership. It is also a concept that progressives, especially those who support COVID totalitariansim, purport to care about. Author Sean Leal joins me to discuss issues...

Year Zero

ESG and Left Cronyism w/Thaddeus Russell

Thad joined me once again. This time we discuss ESG, social credit scores, and the corporatism of the socialists. Thad Twitter Renegade University Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

All Leftism is R@pe w/Andrew (Popular Liberty)

Andrew fromPopular Liberty joined me to dig into the genesis and evolution of government and leftism. Andrew Twitter Popular Liberty Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Rise of a Caesar w/Charles Haywood

Charles Haywood of The Worthy House joined me to discuss what the rise of a new Caesar could look like. Will there be war? Will he be a tyrant? Can it happen? Charles Twitter The Worthy House Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course...

A Sense of Urgency w/Aaron

Aaron from Timeline Earth joined me to discuss the fight we have for normalcy, agorism, and what the post-libertarian crowd sees that libertarians are missing. Timeline Earth Aaron Twitter Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course...

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