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Weekend Reading: The Property Illusion

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 13th, 2013 6:23 AM |

I have no doubt that given the need for sources of revenue by Uncle Sam and other sovereign governments, the topic of “the protection of property rights” will be increasingly brought front and center in the public arena.

We saw this play out in Cyprus just a few weeks back, and we witness another example of this topic just the other day in a WSJ article, Now He’s After Your 401(K).

What some ideologues might view as “equitable redistribution,” other individuals who have worked long and hard for property would view as expropriation without proper compensation.

Do you think that this topic might be reason, if not partial motivation, for the steady stream of firearm sales? (more…)

Alchian: In Defense of Property Rights and Liberty

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 21st, 2013 9:46 AM |

Oratorical and literary giants have spoken and written at length on what has made our nation great. People could literally spend a lifetime studying the works of these individuals.

Yesterday while traveling on the train I read a simple yet compelling case for what I believe lies at the very foundation of our nation’s greatness.

Why do I think of the 272 word Gettysburg Address as I read a 192 word passage written by the recently deceased economist Armen A. Alchian.

The Wall Street Journal highlights Alchian’s timeless wisdom: ¬† (more…)

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