Welcome to the 21st Century By Roderick on July 30, 2012 9 Right now Tom Palmer is on C-Span talking about free-market anarchism. Anarchy, Left-Libertarian
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 ….
The 21st century feels… tasty?
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.
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.
What RG said.
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.”
In case anyone is interested…http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/OriginsofF
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?
I suppose it didn’t fit his “Jerusalem and Athens” narrative…