"If the self is the real property of the individual, force may be employed to repel the force that would take from an individual this special bit of property in himself."
"The biggest problem, not only economically but also politically, is the debt problem. It is unimaginable, how this madness of creating more and more debt and just pushing the economy by inflating the money supply will end."
Bureaucracy and Regulation
Occupational licensing may increase quality for some higher income customers. But licensing increases monopoly power for dominant firms while driving lower-income customers out of the marketplace.
Perhaps in the future, physical dollars and digital dollars will be recognized as two distinct mediums of exchange.
The gun-control lobby is saying guns won't actually help fight against tyrannical government. The pro-gun side hasn't offered much of a rebuttal.
Mises states, quite rightly, that anyone who advocates governmental dictation over one area of individual consumption must logically come to advocate complete dictation over all choices.
Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending
Shannon O'Toole's memoir on working for the FDIC helps us understand why some have taken to calling federal employment "white collar welfare."
Private prisons are private in name only. They are merely adjuncts of the state, and the real problem is these prisons warehouse many people the state should not have put in prison in the first place.