Austrian Economics

The Psychology Behind Turning Soldiers Into Killers

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https://youtu.be/1cV--8aT074 From Patrick McFarlane's Liberty Weekly Show Notes: In this first video/documentary style podcast, I review Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s seminal work On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. In doing so, I examine mankind’s inherent resistance to taking human life. Next, we take a look at the US Army’s discovery of this resistance and their subsequent efforts to overcome it. Finally, I examine Dave Grossman himself, his overarching thesis, and his side business, where he conditions government goons to kill reflexively. Patrick...

TGIF: Equal Rights Now!

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A pet peeve of mine is the distinction, drawn even by some market enthusiasts, between so-called personal liberty (or civil liberties) and economic liberty. The former, which usually includes freedom of conscience and religion, speech, and press, is thought to be noble and spiritual, while the latter, related to commerce and the pursuit of wealth, is held to be vulgar and materialistic. This has its roots in the thinking of the ancients. The distinction thrills the hearts of those who disparage markets and "economic freedom," Pro-market thinkers use the distinction for understandable...

Why Do Climate Alarmists Dislike Climate Realist-Optimists So Much?

F. A. Hayek, the Nobel-Prize-winning economist of the Austrian tradition, provided a possible answer to the question posed in the title. Although Hayek (1899-1992) to my knowledge had nothing to say about the climate controversy, his views on macroeconomics met with a similarly critical attitude from those who practiced economics at a level far, far removed from individual action. He too was in essence called a science denier, in this case the science was economics. Here's what he said when contrasting the method of the natural sciences of "simple phenomena" with the methods of social and...

A Tribute to Great Minds. Thomas E. Woods Jr. & Keith Knight

a tribute to the greats. thomas e. woods jr. & keith knight

https://youtu.be/LALiVLMtN2o ... while Ludwig von Mises was acknowledged as one of Europe’s most eminent economists in the 1920s and 30s, the language barrier shut off any recognition of Mises in the Anglo-American world until the mid-1930s; then, just as his business cycle theory was beginning to achieve renown as an explanation for the Great Depression, Mises’s overdue recognition was lost in the hoopla of the Keynesian Revolution. A refugee deprived of his academic or social base in Europe, Mises emigrated to the United States at the mercy of his new-found environment. But while, in...

Capitalism Delivers What Socialism Promises. Isabella Riley & Keith Knight

capitalism delivers what socialism promises. isabella riley & keith knight

https://youtu.be/Rv4r7EW5hxc Government is the very negation of charity, for charity is uniquely an unbought gift , a freely fl owing uncoerced act by the giver. Murray N. Rothbard Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, p. 1228 Isabella Riley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/isabellarileyus  Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@isabellarileyusa? Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/IsabellaRileyUS LBRY / Odysee: https://odysee.com/@KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone:b/Capitalism-Delivers-What-Socialism-Promises:a BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/QVqJH48aWFaC/ Archive:...

Specialization and the Division of Labor – Mises & Rothbard

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https://youtu.be/SEN7wqtbX_o No one can fully develop his powers in any direction without engaging in specialization. ... the developing division of labor is a key to the advance of any economy above the most primitive level.  A necessary condition for any sort of developed economy, the division of labor is also requisite to the development of any sort of civilized society. ... Without the opportunity to specialize in whatever he can do best, no person can develop his powers to the full; no man, then, could be fully human.   Murray N. Rothbard Economic Controversies, p. 603 LBRY /...

Why Wages Rise – Ludwig von Mises

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https://youtu.be/IfC6vPRCh4I The buyers do not pay for the toil and trouble the worker took nor for the length of time he spent in working. They pay for the products. The better the tools are which the worker uses in his job, the more he can perform in an hour, the higher is, consequently, his remuneration. What makes wages rise and renders the material conditions of the wage earners more satisfactory is improvement in the technological equipment. American wages are higher than wages in other countries because the capital invested per head of the worker is greater and the plants are...

How Basic Economics Debunks Marxism

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https://youtu.be/T3VY19N7IFM ... coercion benefits one party only at the expense of others. Coerced exchange is a system of exploitation of man by man, in contrast to the free market, which is a system of cooperative exchanges in the exploitation of nature alone. ... coercion leads only to further problems: it is inefficient and chaotic, it cripples production, and it leads to cumulative and unforeseen difficulties. Seemingly orderly, coercion is not only exploitative; it is also profoundly disorderly.... coercion and government intervention lead inexorably to hegemony, conflict,...

The Libertarian Litmus Test. Stephan Kinsella & Keith Knight

The Libertarian Litmus Test. Stephan Kinsella & Keith Knight

https://youtu.be/fVZpWRkY55k ... certain features are broadly alike in all visions of communism. Private property is eliminated, individualism goes by the board, individuality is flattened, all property is owned and controlled communally, and the individual units of the new collective organism are in some vague way equal to one another.   Murray N. Rothbard Classical Economics, p. 318 Stephan Kinsella is a practicing patent attorney, a libertarian writer and speaker, Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF), and Founding and Executive Editor of Libertarian...

Economics Professor Refutes Socialism! Per L. Bylund & Keith Knight

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https://youtu.be/JW9tlZdXOaY Per L. Bylund, PhD, is assistant professor of entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston professor of free enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. Find his work here: Twitter: @perbylund PerBylund.com https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/per-bylund --------------------------------------------------------------- The #1 Cause of Homelessness: https://libertarianinstitute.org/dont-tread-on-anyone/whats-the-1-cause-of-homelessness/ Why Healthcare is So Expensive: https://youtu.be/401Ir9alWBI 0:00 - Quote 0:36 - What is economics? (and...

News

Biden Says US Must ‘Lead the World’

President Joe Biden has declared that the United States is still at the pinnacle of global power and best suited to “lead the world,” despite the Supreme Court’s recent “destabilizing” ruling on abortion, soaring inflation and growing civil unrest.

News Roundup 7/1/2022

US News Biden argued that the “outrageous behavior” of the Supreme Court is “the one thing that has been destabilizing” for the US. POLITICO Europe Greece has sent a letter of request to the United States to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets. AP Polish Prime Minister Mateusz...

News Roundup 6/30/2022

US News Senator Van Hollen and Cardin, both from Maryland introduced the “Service to the Fleet Act,” a $632 million spending bill for the Coast Guard’s Baltimore-based shipyard. Forbes Russia Reuters reported on Wednesday that European officials are in talks on a...

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New Book, Hotter Than the Sun, Out Now!

Hotter Than the Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Scott Horton interviews Daniel Ellsberg, Seymour Hersh, Gar Alperovitz, Hans Kristensen, Joe Cirincione and more. This book contains interviews conducted over more than a decade with experts of all descriptions —...

Climate Lockdowns Are Here

  In a development that has been widely broadcast for decades (to those tuned to the correct frequency), Western countries have begun implementing the next step in the government-by-emergency manual. Indeed, once the public allows government to immolate its...

Substantive Due Process

[T]he conservatives reject substantive due process, which they see as a contradiction in terms that authorizes judges to legislate. If the term sounds odd, it would be odder still to dismiss the idea. As Roger Pilon writes, “By ‘law’ [in due process of law] the...

The Antiwar Comic: The War on Bodies

How quick they switch to the current thing. For more comics, visit The Webcomic Factory. Also, check out my latest book, The Pineys: Book 9: The Witch Hunter Piney.

The Scott Horton Show

7/1/22 Shireen Al-Adeimi: The Ceasefire in Yemen is Not Enough

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by Shireen Al-Adeimi to discuss the war in Yemen. They talk about the War Powers Resolution in Congress and the Ramadan ceasefire, which is holding for now. Al-Adeimi points out that the Saudis dropping their support for former...

6/27/22 Dan Steinbock: How Hawkish Democrats Make Money Pushing War

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by Dan Steinbock to discuss an article he wrote about the network of Democratic organizations running American foreign policy. Steinbock has dug deep into the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and WestExec Advisors, two...

6/27/22 Dave Decamp on Ukraine, NATO and Antiwar.com

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Antiwar.com News Editor Dave Decamp about the recent developments in Eastern Europe. First, they examine Lithuania closing the easement into Russia’s Kaliningrad territory. The move is a dramatic escalation that Scott and Decamp...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #296: Millions in Yemen Have Food Aid Drastically Cut

Note: We had a tech issue and Connor's audio did not record. We are releasing the shortened show with Kyle discussing Yemen and Afghanistan. On COI #296, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the latest Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iran news. Kyle breaks down how Antony...

COI #294: The NYT Reveals CIA Officers are Operating in Ukraine

On COI #294, Kyle Anzalone discusses the White House ramping up great power conflict with Russia and China.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

  https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

Year Zero

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

Love and Fear w/Courtenay Turner

Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

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