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Mondays With Murray: Rothbard On Statism

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.”

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Because its not a Monday without Mondays with Murray

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