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An Anti-Socialist Journey

April 4, 2011 by

There are two socialist paths: that of the German model and that of the Russian model. FULL ARTICLE by Patrick Barron

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Inquisitor April 4, 2011 at 11:21 am

Good. I hope in time UKIP comes more fully on board with the Austrian agenda. This is an excellent way to popularise it in the UK since UKIP (aside from some lingering statist doctrine) is quite vociferous in its criticism of the EU and big government. Even if I am no fan of politicos, getting the likes of UKIP or Daniel Hannan to start promulgating Austrian econ would be top notch PR. I wonder if the Libertarian Alliance will begin working more closely with UKIP as a vessel for getting out Austrian ideas.

Matt R. April 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Thanks for the great work you are doing – at home and abroad.

Der Kunsthausmann April 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Barron “explained that government control of money is a socialist enterprise and that it will fail due to the inherent flaws of socialism.”

That’s the sort of remark that could give heartburn to Americans who are in love with the Constitution. I think he’s correct and would not be surprised to learn that he’s a fan of Hayek’s Denationalisation of Money. Still, to abolish government control of money in the United States will be an enourmous challenge and much more complicated than merely abolishing the Federal Reserve System, since what he’s calling for requires deletion of the 5th clause of Sec. 8 of Article I.

Now, he’s a business consultant, and my own experience with consultants is that they are surfers who ride in to troubled waters and spout buzzwords, slogans, platitudes, and the latest management fad. Then they ride back out with a fat payment that has no strings attached to it. So I don’t have high expectations that he has specific ideas that could be executed by a project management team. Nevertheless, we ought to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he’s different.

Daniel Muguko July 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Thanks for the great mind boggling ideology.Surely what is money?what is a constitution?

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