Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pro American Defense Libertarians of the World, Unite!

Dr. George Reisman is a retired professor of economics at Pepperdine University and was a personal disciple of Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand. He has written a 1 million-word treatise on economics titled Capitalism, which as one might expect is an exhaustive defense of free-market principles. Unlike some of his libertarian colleagues, however, he does not drive his theory over the cliff and bury it 6000 feet under the ocean floor. Here is a difference between George Reisman and the Murray Rothbard-Lew Rockwell libertarians. George Reisman: "The paid manufacture of weapons of defense comes under the heading of productive activity. For example, American defense contractors, who produce weapons to defend a division of labor, capitalist society against foreign aggression, perform an invaluable service on behalf of the protection of innocent human life." Rothbard and Rockwell would have difficulty pronouncing such a pro-American government-based defense statement. Ask Ron Paul to declare where he stands.