Aug 18, 2016

Walter Block endorses Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson

People instinctively are anti-market.  And it takes an effort of will, or understanding, or knowledge of the sort that Henry Hazlitt so magnificently supplies [in Economics in One Lesson] to pierce through this ignorance.

Walter Block, interview with Jeffrey Tucker about Economics in One Lesson, (9:04), 2008

Aug 13, 2016

Ulysses Grant on secession

The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.

~ Ulysses S. Grant

Lincoln on the role of education in molding servile citizens

Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Letter to Lincoln: "Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people"

Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.

Reverend James Mitchell of Indiana, later appointed Commissioner of Emigration, presented Lincoln with additional reasons why the Negroes should be colonized, May 15, 1862

Kevin Duffy on the 2016 presidential election

U.S. 2016 election: The Average Joe supports a billionaire while billionaires line up to endorse the candidate who claims to work for the Average Joe.

~ Kevin Duffy, August 13, 2016

Joe Sobran on the politics of theft

Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.

~ Joe Sobran

Friedrich Hayek on the task of economics

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

~ Friedrich Hayek