Ron Paul in conversation with Charlie Rose

As a matter of principle, I don't vote. Why not? Because it is taken as signalling endorsement of democracy and by extension, an endorsement of government as it exists. I believe that governments should be abolished. They are the primary agents of war. As long as governments exist, humanity cannot know peace.  I will spare … Continue reading Ron Paul in conversation with Charlie Rose

Personality Cult Disorder and the Naming of Roads

Getting around in most Indian cities is no cake walk given the awful traffic. What makes the experience worse is that quite frequently addresses are hard to locate. I was in Delhi recently and was trying to locate L-1/18 in Hauz Khas Enclave. It is never easy. I've been there about half a dozen times, … Continue reading Personality Cult Disorder and the Naming of Roads

Wealth of Nations — Part 5: Markets

I like to quote Ludwig von Mises to my socialist friends (who also do double-duty as the enemies of humanity in keeping with their ideology). Mises wrote, “A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life … Continue reading Wealth of Nations — Part 5: Markets

Friends of Poverty, not the Poor

Visiting India for even a short while reminds me of a favorite quote from Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784). In his 1775 work Taxation No Tyranny he pointed out the terrible hypocrisy of the American leaders who were fighting for their freedom from the British. Johnson asked, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps … Continue reading Friends of Poverty, not the Poor