The latest addition to my library is Murray N. Rothbard’s The Progressive Era. Since I only received it yesterday, I’ve not yet completed an entire chapter, which means I have little to say regarding its content. However, If you are looking for another typical historical account of the progressive era — bursting with uncapped admiration […]
The Incompatibility of Totalitarianism And Religion Religion claims to provide a point of reference by which the individual can anchor his attitude towards external circumstances. Belief in such a point of reference supplies him with the confidence necessary to execute judgement and make decisions in the world. This appears to explain, at least partly, why […]
The following pages constitute an excerpt taken from Dr. Jordan Peterson’s latest book Beyond Order. It primarily focuses on the problem of ideology and the obstacle it forms in the development of one’s potential.
Here is an interesting video that I found. I’m not sure what to make of it as a whole, however, some of the points made caught my attention as they were rather unsettling. It’s clear that the individual being interviewed, Yuri Bezmenov (a KGB defector), had come to abhor what he repeatedly labels “Marxist-Leninist” ideology. […]
Are freedom and organization compatible principles? In other words, can competitive capitalism and centralized planning prosper simultaneously? These questions present, in a nutshell, the overarching theme of the third chapter of The Road to Serdom (1) titled “individualism and collectivism.” Hayek begins by informing the reader that there are many socialists who are all but […]
Part II : https://onlookers.news/2021/01/25/revisiting-the-road-to-serfdom-part-ii-hybridized-economies-and-squabbling-planners/ Originally published in 1944, Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom serves as a grave and persuasive warning against government controlled economic activity. In response to the popular opinion of his time, Hayek felt urged to express his doubts and criticisms of various idealistic political concepts, almost all of which he was […]
It is not only possible for price controls to create shortages (as evidenced during World War II rent control – see pp. 105), but also surpluses. Since price controls do not allow the actual conditions of supply and demand to be reflected in prices, it is not surprising when a price floor on a particular good ends up […]
In sect.  (pp. 16) of his Second Treatise of Government, Locke poses an engaging question, that is ; when exactly a common resource becomes someone’s private possession. He uses the example of apples on a tree in unclaimed property. If a man is strolling through some woods and chances upon an apple tree, what […]