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They taught me that life is constant fear. I taught myself not to carry such burdens.

People sometimes look to leaders for a definition of their role in the society they live in. While I agree that approval is sometimes necessary for the actions of individuals in a family or small community environment I can find no satisfactory reason that this kind of socialist mindset in a society made up of hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of families and individuals is necessary or wise. Especially when that society depends on the division and specialization of labor that stems from capitalism to provide the goods and services that sustain their lives on a daily basis. An individual seeking approval from those they see as above them is, at best, unhealthy. A paternalistic society is one of children seeking recognition for the deeds they do; chaotic and dependent on the "go-ahead" from some eminent figure or table of men that seem to be running things. Nothing could be further from natural.


Relatively young reader of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard.

Ron Paul is my main influence in using logic and reason to overcome my public school indoctrination.

Main Areas of Interest

  • Banking
    • Centralized
    • Fractional-reserve
    • Private
  • United States History
  • Libertarian Thought
  • Socialism
  • Law enforcement
  • Military

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Ludwig von Mises

Human Action
The Theory of Money and Credit
Theory and History
Omnipotent Government
Profit and Loss

Murray Rothbard

Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market
America's Great Depression
Conceived in Liberty
What Has Government Done to Our Money
Anatomy of the State
Making Economic Sense
Strictly Confidential Edited by David Gordon
The Ethics of Liberty

Ron Paul

Liberty Defined
The Case for Gold
End the Fed
The Revolution
Pillars of Prosperity
The School Revolution

Robert P. Murphy

Chaos Theory

Judge Andrew Napolitano

Lies the Government Told You

H. L. Mencken

Notes on Democracy

Thomas E. Woods. Jr.

33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed To Ask
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

G. Edward Griffin

The Creature from Jekyll Island

Carl Menger

Principles of Economics

Frederic Bastiat

The Bastiat Collection

Henry Hazlitt

Economics in One Lesson
The Failure of the "New Economics"
Man vs. The Welfare State

F. A. Hayek

The Road to Serfdom
The Constitution of Liberty
Hayek on Hayek
The Fortunes of Liberalism

Garet Garrett

The Driver

Jeffrey Tucker

Bourbon for Breakfast
It's A Jetsons World

Douglas E. French

Walk Away

David A. Stockman

The Great Deformation

Adam Fergusson

When Money Dies

It has been asserted that the physiological needs of all men are of the same kind and that this equality provides a standard for the measurement of the degree of their objective satisfaction. In expressing such opinions and in recommending the use of such criteria to guide the government's policy, one proposes to deal with men as the breeder deals with his cattle. But the reformers fail to realize that there is no universal principle of alimentation valid for all men. Which one of the various principles one chooses depends entirely on the aims one wants to attain. The cattle breeder does not feed his cows in order to make them happy, but in order to attain the ends which he has assigned to them in his own plans. He may prefer more milk or more meat or something else. What type of man do the man breeders want to rear--athletes or mathematicians? Warriors or factory hands? He who would make man the material of a purposeful system of breeding and feeding would arrogate to himself despotic powers and would use his fellow citizens as means for the attainment of his own ends, which differ from those they themselves are aiming at. -- Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, pp. 243-244.