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An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
Operation Gladio: The Hidden History of U.S. Sponsored False Flag Terrorism in EuropeThe New American Century: The Untold History of The Project for the New American Century
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Archived News Sunday September 26th, 2010
The Impossibility of Limited Government and the Prospects for a Second American Revolution posted 09/26/2010, 4:36 PM (Hans-Hermann Hoppe)
[Category: Commentary]
[Extracted from On the Impossibility of Limited Government and the Prospects for a Second American Revolution, Hans-Hermann Hoppe explains why limited government is an impossibility and how we could change things to create a truly free society.]

After more than two centuries of "constitutionally limited government," the results are clear and incontrovertible. At the outset of the American "experiment," the tax burden imposed on Americans was light, indeed almost negligible. Money consisted of fixed quantities of gold and silver. The definition of private property was clear and seemingly immutable, and the right to self-defense was regarded as sacrosanct. No standing army existed, and, as expressed in George Washington's Farewell Address, a firm commitment to free trade and a noninterventionist foreign policy appeared to be in place. Two hundred years later, matters have changed dramatically.[16]

Now, year in and year out, the American government expropriates more than 40 percent of the incomes of private producers, making even the economic burden imposed on slaves and serfs seem moderate in comparison. Gold and silver have been replaced by government-manufactured paper money, and Americans are being robbed continually through money inflation. The meaning of private property, once seemingly clear and fixed, has become obscure, flexible, and fluid. In fact, every detail of private life, property, trade, and contract is regulated and re-regulated by ever-higher mountains of paper laws (legislation). With increasing legislation, ever more legal uncertainty and moral hazards have been created, and lawlessness has replaced law and order.

Last but not least, the commitment to free trade and noninterventionism has given way to a policy of protectionism, militarism, and imperialism. In fact, almost since its beginnings the US government has engaged in relentless aggressive ex
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I would add that until this is understood basically nothing makes sense. - Chris

The Impossibility of Limited Government [Hans-Hermann Hoppe] posted 09/26/2010, 4:36 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Commentary]

Lecture by Hans-Hermann Hoppe presented at the Ludwig von Mises Institute
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Duck Tales Inflation Lesson posted 09/26/2010, 4:36 PM (YouTube)
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An episode of Duck Tales dealing with the negative consequences o
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Fractional Reserve Banking posted 09/26/2010, 4:35 PM (Internetz)
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Obama argues his assassination program is a "state secret" posted 09/26/2010, 4:35 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
At this point, I didn't believe it was possible, but the Obama administration has just reached an all-new low in its abysmal civil liberties record.



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