Thursday, October 21, 2004
I just re-read some Ayn Rand, and found a line where she advocated "separation of economy and state", much in the way we supposedly have "separation of church and state". I remember reading this the first time, but I think that I finally understand it in more concrete terms than I did before. My exposure to the Austrian school of economics has really helped in that regard. It seems to me that such a separation is necessary if we are ever to undo the boondoggles of the last century or so.
Speaking of the Austrians, Hans-Hermann Hoppe recently posted an article at Mises that makes an argument for property rights directly out of the irreducible prime of human existence. I found it quite engaging. I will have to review it a couple more times before I can really grasp the path from A to B, but I think he's on the right track. He addresses the State, communism, and property law, among other themes, and shows how a simple system of property rights is preferable to the mess we currently have.
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