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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Less than Nothing

The story is told that Ludwig von Mises was once asked, "Do you mean to say that the government should have done nothing during the Great Depression?" Mises responded, "I mean to say it should have started doing nothing long before that." I hope the story is not apocryphal, because it perfectly sums up the government’s proper role in managing the economy: none.

The rest of this week's TGIF, "Less than Nothing," is here.

Cross-posted at Anything Peaceful.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sheldon,

After reading your article, I was reminded of Howard Beale shouting "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore".

All the best,


Anonymous said...

So if massive amounts of government spending is the answer to hard economic times, then I guess we can expect them to slash the budget dramatically when the economy rebounds, right?