Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
There are at least two Austrian school candidates for the single post of Central Bank Governor and Executive Chairman of the Norwegian Central Bank, which is vacant as of January 1, 2011.
Mr. Thomas Kenworthy and yours truly have separately applied for the position.
Mr. Kenworthy has applied with platform of openness about the current system and limiting the harm of the existing system, whereas yours truly has applied with a platform of considerable change in an Austrian school direction.
Elsewhere: Farmann, Mises Community
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
29 years short of two centuries ago today, Christopher Bruun was born.
Christopher Bruun had a pamphlet made in 1905 in opposition the revolutionary acts in the Kingdom of Norway. The pamphlet had to be published in Copenhagen, as no publisher in Norway would touch it.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
53 years ago today, Crown Prince Olav of Norway, born Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark, ascended to the ancient throne of St. Olav as King Olav V, upon the demise of his father, King Haakon VII.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Eleven score and three years ago today, the federal Constitution of those United States was signed, and the Constitutional Convention dissolved, at Independence Hall in Phildelphia in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
33 years ago today, the French Fifth Republic performed execution by the guillotine for the last time.
When will we see the retirment of the legacy of the French Revolution as well? Or did they really think we would let ourselves be fooled to think that this was it?
A century and a dozen years ago today, Empress-Queen Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary was brutally murdered.
On the 21st anniversary of this assassination, seven long dozen years ago today, the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye was signed.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Until August 1914 a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state, beyond the post office and the policeman. He could live where he liked and as he liked. He had no official number or identity card. He could travel abroad or leave his country for ever without a passport or any sort of official permission. He could exchange his money for any other currency without restriction or limit. He could buy goods from any country in the world on the same terms as he bought goods at home. For that matter, a foreigner could spend his life in this country without permit and without informing the police. Unlike the countries of the European continent, the state did not require its citizens to perform military service. An Englishman could enlist, if he chose, in the regular army, the navy, or the territorials. He could also ignore, if he chose, the demands of national defence. Substantial householders were occasionally called on for jury service. Otherwise, only those helped the state who wished to do so. The Englishman paid taxes on a modest scale: nearly £200 million in 1913-14, or rather less than 8 per cent. of the national income. The state intervened to prevent the citizen from eating adulterated food or contracting certain infectious diseases. It imposed safety rules in factories, and prevented women, and adult males in some industries, from working excessive hours. The state saw to it that children received education up to the age of 13. Since 1 January 1909, it provided a meagre pension for the needy over the age of 70. Since 1911, it helped to insure certain classes of workers against sickness and unemployment. This tendency towards more state action was increasing. Expenditure on the social services had roughly doubled since the Liberals took office in 1905. Still, broadly speaking, the state acted only to help those who could not help themselves. It left the adult citizen alone.And further:
He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Seven score and seven years ago today, the United States Minister to the United Kingdom, Charles Francis Adams, Sr., threatened the United Kingdom if she were to help those Confederate States of America.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Revolutions all over the world claimed to be fighting for “freedom” well freedom is not something they can deliver. Real freedom comes from independence and that is what these revolutionaries have robbed us of.previous