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The Courage to Be Utopian

The Courage to Be Utopian

By Mark Monoscalco In a recent post on their Facebook Page the Ludwig von Mises Institute (see also http://mises.org/) has expressed my political outlook in words more eloquent than I ever could envision.  Please read this article my friends and you may begin to...
In an Ideal America

In an Ideal America

By Mark Monoscalco Every person should be free… to pursue his ambition to the full extent of his abilities, regardless of race or creed or family background. to associate with whom he pleases for any reason he pleases, even if someone else thinks it’s a...
In celebration of Hayek … and freedom

In celebration of Hayek … and freedom

By Mark Monoscalco May 8, 2013 marks the 114th anniversary of the birth of F. A. Hayek.  Please take some time today to study his life’s work and his message.  A good place to start is at Libertarianism.org and this link to F. A. Hayek’s...

Economic Freedom of the World

The Fraser Institute a Canadian “think tank” publishes an annual report concerning the economic freedom of each country. The annual Economic Freedom of the World report is the premier measurement of economic freedom, using 42 distinct variables to create an index...

I, Pencil

by Mark A. Monoscalco “I, Pencil” is an incredible essay written by Leonard E. Read that was first published in 1958. Milton Friedman said this about “I, Pencil”: “I know of no other piece of literature that so succinctly, persuasively,...

The Road to Totalitarianism

by Mark A. Monoscalco The Ludwig von Mises Institute recently published an article written by Henry Hazlitt.  This is a brilliant article and the most amazing aspect is that it was written in 1956.  The complete article is at this link: The Road to Totalitarianism...

A Letter to Santa Claus

On 6/21/12 the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a ruling on a labor law case involving department store workers in Spain.  The workers originally won their case in a Spanish court. The National Association of Large Distribution Businesses appealed to...

Don’t Fence Me In

As you may remember Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his U.S. citizenship (see an earlier post in this blog The wretched refuse of our teeming shore). This has caused a reaction in Washington D.C.  Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Bob Casey have...

The Taylor Rule

by Mark A. Monoscalco In the 4/23/12 issue of Barron’s Gene Epstein interviews Stanford University economics professor John Taylor. The complete interview is at this link:   Fiscal Follies, Monetary Mischief John Taylor is perhaps best-known as the creator of...