9 Responses to Welcome to the 21st Century

  1. Roderick July 30, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    It’s funny (in various senses of that word) how much overlap there is between what Tom is saying and what a number of the lecturers at last week’s Mises University were saying — the same authors being recommended (Berman, Leoni), the same theories being criticised ….

  2. Anon73 July 31, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    The 21st century feels… tasty?

  3. da99 July 31, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Did he give any credit to the Mises Institute? If not, it’s still great he is ripping off the institute. It reminds me of how the most popular songs “pirated” also tend to be the most profitable/popular.

    • Rad Geek July 31, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      There are independent reasons why Palmer, or anyone else familiar with anarchocapitalist writing, would be, e.g., familiar with and citing Bruno Leoni, or dealing with a stock set of objections. I doubt that he’s “ripping off” anything from LvMI, just talking from within (whether he likes it or not) a common tradition.

  4. Anonymous August 1, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    A talk about free-market anarchism on C-Span is unusually awesome. But my favorite C-Span moment is when a hit mic picks up a reporter saying to his colleague: “See, see this room? Two-thirds of us laid off when Ron Paul is President.”

  5. Ashton August 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    In case anyone is interested…http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/OriginsofF

  6. JOR August 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Watching it now. I was surprised and disappointed he didn’t make more of Moses’ talking Yahweh down from wiping out the Israelites. What better example of the idea that there is a moral standard higher than any will than a mere man talking a god down from a bad idea?

    • JOR August 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      I suppose it didn’t fit his “Jerusalem and Athens” narrative…

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