Wikipedia’s page here.
As the banner states on the front page: “anti-state, anti-war, pro-market,” and as a reader points out, he’s described himself as a paleolibertarian and “anarcho-capitalist.” He is now a chairman of the Von Mises Institute.
Interestingly, on the anarchy front, another anti-statist is Noam Chomsky, who hovers between anarchy, anarcho-syndicalism, and libertarian socialism (and the heady days of the Russian revolution). I don’t think I’ve made the case at all that his deep work on linguistics has any connection with that politics, but it’s quite interesting: Via Youtube: (1 of 3) Kant, Chomsky and the Problem of Knowledge.
Just to continue on the Statism/liberty theme going on around here and in the country right now: We have a particularly liberal administration with Obama (very Statist, very redistributionist, green, with a Wilsonian/aggressive humanitarian foreign policy). I think many people are a little surprised at just how far we’re having to wade into racial and gender politics and the schisms and interests of the Left. At least one poll is showing a high mistrust of government activity.
It’s interesting to note that a strong libertarian response has developed (which usually occurs during liberal administrations…see the Ron Paul surge) and how that libertarianism could likely be subsumed into a Republican platform (and how it generates fears of a 3rd party run that would split the vote).
My two cents. Thanks for the link.
Related On This Site: On anarchy: Two Sunday Quotations By Albert Jay Nock in ‘Anarchist’s Progress’…
I think it’s going too far, trying to apply libertarian economics onto education, but Milton Friedman on Education is thought-provoking. The State causes all poverty? Milton Friedman Via Youtube: ‘Responsibility To The Poor’
Richard Epstein At The Hoover Institution Journal: ‘Three Cheers for Income Inequality’…A Few Quotations From F.A. Hayek’s: ‘Why I Am Not A Conservative’…Repost-From Fora Via YouTube: ‘Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions