Philip Webster is joined by Sam Coates, Hugo Rifkind and Patrick Kidd. Sam Coates: George Osborne got the strategy wrong, the tactics wrong, the politics wrong, the communications wrong and the people-handling wrong - all the things the Chancellor is meant to be good at...
Whether it's nonintervention abroad, or Social Security, or WikiLeaks, or Iran, or the Department of Homeland Security, or the drug war, libertarians don't quite fit in to the official "conservative movement." Jim Babka, who emphasizes these very issues, joins me to talk it all through. Plus, we discuss the great Harry Browne, an important and skilled communicator for our cause.
Here I start with the basics and conclude with the financial crisis. The origins of money, how money creation was taken over by government, why deflation isn't a problem, how even low inflation can devastate the average person, how central banking creates instability and moral hazard, and more. These are my remarks at Liberty Fest Houston 2015.
One of the most controversial questions in the discussion of both legal and illegal immigrants has been around their consumption of welfare. A recent independently verified report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has answered that question - and the results are incredibly shocking.
Pass It, Prime Minister Hey, look who's back! James Delingpole and Toby Young return after a long hiatus (and one mis-recorded show — our bad). You don't want to miss James' story about that time he and David Cameron pretended they were in a reggae band. Also, the British view of Bernie Sanders, Trump, income inequality, Justin Trudeau, and more! Listen up. Read On The post Pass It, Prime Minister appeared first on Ricochet.
There's a reason so many libertarians are Rush fans, and even if for some reason you don't care for their brand of music, you should know about them for the same of libertarian literacy. Brad Birzer, author of a new book on drummer and writer Neil Peart, joins me for a fantastic discussion!
When Mother Teresa used her Nobel Prize money to fund services for the poor, she was exhibiting "self-interest," but not selfishness. Like virtually everyone else, she used her property to achieve an end she valued, but which benefited others as well, writes Gary Galles.
This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Robert Hale.
Europe's disastrous migrant policy may be its undoing, says UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Irresponsible interventions in Iraq and Libya have produced instability that leads to the crisis, then the EU offers an open door to migrants. Is it any wonder they are streaming in? Meanwhile Hungary is being demonized for hesitating to take in tens of thousands of economic migrants. Also, a coming UK referendum on EU membership could be the final nail in the corrupt EU coffin.
I think the second half of today's show is maybe the best segment we've ever done. We've been talking for the last few days about global markets, central banks and the mounting standoff in the middle east between Russia and the U.S..
In 1980, Julian Simon offered to let doomsayer Paul Ehrlich choose any commodity metals he liked, and if their inflation-adjusted prices increased by 1990, Simon would pay $1000. But if they fell, Ehrlich would pay. The question was: would human ingenuity figure out ways to conserve on these metals, and/or find substitutes for them? By 1990, all five metals had fallen in price, and Ehrlich paid up. What does it all mean? That's what we discuss today.