The Interventionist Economy

When it comes to identifying the role of government in their conception of the market order, many if not most “conservative” economists still assume that government must be responsible for a social safety net that includes Social Security, some form of government-provided health care, and unemployment compensation; must have discretionary monetary and fiscal powers to … [Read more…]

Defining the Free Market Economy

Socialism, communism, fascism and Nazism are now all but dead. They failed miserably. But they have been replaced by what is merely another more watered down form of collectivism that may be called “interventionism.” Indeed, interventionism is the predominant economic system in the world today. In 1929, Ludwig von Mises published a collection of essays … [Read more…]

Missouri and Gun Regulations

On Monday, a Missouri Senate panel passed HB 1439 — the Second Amendment Preservation Act — along party lines by a vote of 5 yays and 2 nays. The bill, previous passed by the Missouri House 110-36, seeks to render all federal gun regulations null and void within the “Show Me State.” Borrowing the very … [Read more…]

No sanctions against Russia

The following resolution was adopted by the State Central Committee of the California Peace and Freedom Party on March 23, 2014. The Peace and Freedom Party opposes the use of sanctions by the United States and the EU against Russia. We support self determination for the people of Crimea and all peoples of the world. … [Read more…]

Our Dream

To celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. we must really analyze some facts that made people uncomfortable. On April 4, 1967–exactly one year before he was killed–at the Riverside Church in New York City, he gave his seminal speech: “Beyond Vietnam–A Time to Break the Silence.” Dr. King’s saidin just this one speech: … [Read more…]