Skip to comments.Ron, Rand, and the Mises Institute
Posted on 03/13/2014 11:07:21 AM PDT by Randall_S
The Ron Paul Revolution, as it is sometimes called, is a self-described Libertarian movement that preaches individual liberty, limited government, and above all else personal freedoms. Such freedoms include, apparently, racial segregation at private institutions (they call this property rights) and recreational narcotics usage.
Ron Paul is proud of his friendship with the late Murray Rothbard, an economist of the Austrian school (which dates back to Carl Menger, and was developed fully by Ludwig von Mises, both Austrian). Paul and Rothbard shared an affinity for sound money (i.e., gold) and a disdain for the Federal Reserve System, which prints money, thus causing inflation and other economic distortions. Rothbard, among conservatives, is mostly known for two things: 1) His authoring of a hate piece against Ronald Reagan, entitled Ronald Reagan: Warmonger, published in 1983, in which roundly criticized Reagans policies for fighting the Cold War in South America (specifically El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and other aspects of his foreign policy; 2) An obituary written by William F. Buckley, written at the time of Rothbards death in 1995, which ended:
In Murrays case, much of what drove him was a contrarian spirit, the deranging scrupulosity that caused him to disdain such as Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, and-yes-Newt Gingrich, while huffing and puffing in the little cloister whose walls he labored so strenuously to contract, leaving him, in the end, not as the father of a swelling movement that rous [ed] the masses from their slumber, as he once stated his ambition, but with about as many disciples as David Koresh had in his little redoubt in Waco. Yes, Murray Rothbard believed in freedom, and yes, David Koresh believed in God.
The Mises Institute was founded in Auburn, Alabama by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Ron Pauls former Chief-of-Staff.
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