Monday, September 19, 2016

Science, Technology, and Government

Science, Technology, and Government

Murray N. Rothbard
In this brilliant monograph Rothbard deftly turns the tables on the supporters of big government and their mandate for control of research and development in all areas of the hard sciences.
Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


Monday, September 12, 2016

The Most Dangerous Superstition

When someone looks out at the world and sees all manner of suffering and injustice, stretching back for thousands of years and continuing today, he invariably blames such problems on someone else's hatred, greed, or stupidity. Rarely will someone consider the possibility that his own belief system is the cause of the pain and suffering he sees around him.

But in most cases, it is.

The root cause of most of society's ills--the main source of man's inhumanity to man--is neither malice nor negligence, but a mere superstition--an unquestioned assumption which has been accepted on faith by nearly everyone, of all ages, races, religions, education and income levels. If people were to recognize that one belief for what it is--an utterly irrational, self-contradictory, and horribly destructive myth--most of the violence, oppression and injustice in the world would cease. But that will happen only when people dare to honestly and objectively re-examine their belief systems.

"The Most Dangerous Superstition" exposes the myth for what it is, showing how nearly everyone, as a result of one particular unquestioned assumption, is directly contributing to violence and oppression without even realizing it. If you imagine yourself to be a compassionate, peace-loving, civilized human being, you must read this book.



Monday, September 5, 2016

Omnipotent Government Part 3

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

  • Omnipotent Government by Ludwig von Mises
08/03/2016 Ludwig von Mises
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, Mises looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.
This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.