Tag Archive for Dr. Robert Higgs

Dr. Higgs On The Moral Case For Liberty

This essay from Dr. Higgs is fantastic. Do we prefer liberty because the outcomes are superior? Or because of the moral imperative for individual liberty? Well, both. But I originally leaned toward the former. Over the years I have come…

Dr. Higgs On A Litmus Test For Libertarians

A good read. Are Questions of War and Peace Merely One Issue among Many for Libertarians?: The Independent Institute: The U.S. government invariably tramples on the people’s rights during wartime and leaves the people with fewer liberties after peace returns.…

Why Do You Continue Uphill?

Found this on the FB page of Dr. Robert Higgs yesterday. “The trend today is more people want more government; that’s a fact. But we have to keep moving forward with our philosophy, not because we’ll necessarily succeed but simply…

Dr. Higgs On War

A little lengthy, but excellent and very well-written. It’s good to see him take-on the right-wing/GOP and do it well. “War Is Horrible, but . . .”: The Independent Institute: Anyone who has done even a little reading about the…

How Govt. Edicts Are Enforced

Govt. enforces its edicts via force, deadly force. Ultimately all laws are enforced at the muzzle of a gun. Dr. Higgs makes the point here better than I could. Four Types of Government Operatives: Bullies, Muggers, Sneak Thieves, and Con…

Guns and Butter – 2011 Style

Don’t believe the lie that WWII got us out of the great depression. It’s an economic burden and a cost, war destroys things, it does not make us wealthier. War is the health of the state. – Randolph Bourne Thanks…

Dr. Higgs on Government Dependence

As usual, a thoughtful, and insightful column from Dr. Robert Higgs. The Welfare State Neutralizes Potential Opponents by Making Them Dependent on Government Benefits – The Beacon: Fear of losing their government benefits effectively neutralizes them in regard to opposing…

Dr. Robert Higgs On Liberty

It’s great to see Dr. Robert Higgs recognized for his fantastic life’s work. He was awarded the Alexis de Tocqueville Award, to wit: “Each honoree received the Alexis de Tocqueville Award in recognition of their exceptional contributions to humanity in…