It is a constant source of frustration, pain and doubt for me to think that the government of the uSSA used to pay me to kill people who are just like the people (swamp rats) who control the uSSA government. And here is how they (slowly but progressively, not always choreographed but always toward collectivism) snuck in through the back door without having fired a shot. Indeed, as my wife put it, we were killing the wrong bunch of communists. It won’t happen again–this time the “useful idiots” will be among the first to go.
It used to be a mystery to me as to why guys like Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Nelson Mandela, et al, as a matter of course when they took over, killed off the “intellectuals” and “opinion molders” (as in teachers, university faculty and administrators, clergy, news reporters, entertainers, etc). That is no longer a mystery. It is perfectly clear as to why they would do something like that. — jtl 419
Edited by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, is now available in both PAPERBACK and Kindle
Murray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”
This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.
The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.
As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for university level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.
However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.
The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.
The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.