This video includes an excerpt from Murray Rothbard’s book “The Ethics of Liberty,” and considering the currently ongoing sequestration cuts hoopla, is quite a poignant listen. As I argued previously, virtually every cut to the budget through sequestration is something that shouldn’t have been in the budget in the first place and doesn’t fall under the purview of the federal government as laid out by the Constitution. This is doubly true when it comes to cuts to social programs. As Rothbard says here, private companies or organizations can do everything that we rely on the government for, but do it more efficiently, and more passionately.
“The state is not required by the nature of man.”
Check out our past installments of Mondays with Murray:
- 2/25/13 - Rothbard on John Bolton and Ann Coulter
- 2/18/13 – Rothbard vs. Krugman on $9 Minimum Wage
- 2/11/13 – Time To Hoard Nickels
- 2/4/13 - The Death of Keynesian Economics
- 1/28/13 – Competition and Monopoly
- 1/21/13 – Rothbard Down The Memory Hole?
- 1/14/13 – We Are Not The Government
- 1//7/13 – Why Does Someone Become A Statist?
- 12/10/12 – Rothbard on Conspiracy Theory
- 12/3/12 – Rothbard on Secession
- 11/26/12 – Rothbard on the Drug War
- 11/19/12 – Rothbard on the Euro Crisis
- 11/12/12 – Rothbard on the Lions of Liberty
- 11/5/12 – Rothbard on Voting and Gas Lines
- 10/29/12 – Mythbusting the “Free Market Cartel”
- 10/22/12 – Rothbard on the Two Party Charade
- 10/15/12 – Rothbard on Private Roads
- 10/8/12 – Rothbard on Private Law
- 10/1/12 – Rothbard on Ron Paul
- 9/24/12 – Rothbard on QE