Friday, January 23, 2009

Guido Fawkes Quote of the Day

You know, it can be lonely being an Austrian in Britain. However, I do believe that the genius of Ludwig von Mises is finally beginning to reach even the social individualists, classical liberals, whigs, libertarians, extropians, futurists, 'Porcupines', Karl Popper fetishists, recovering neo-conservatives, crazed Ayn Rand worshipers, over-caffeinated Virginia Postrel devotees, witty Frédéric Bastiat wannabes, cypherpunks, minarchists, and other assorted kritarchists, who form what you might call the 'libertarian' contingent of Great Britain. As I think I personally know all seven fully-fledged and wild-eyed anarcho-capitalists, only two of whom are definitely Austrians (including myself, and we'll probably argue about who the other one is), it was with a very pleasant shock today that I read Guido Fawkes' quote of the day:

Well met, sir.


Guido Fawkes said...

When I have a few drinks anarcho-capitalism makes sense.

Jack Maturin said...

Why d'you think there's only seven of us? :-)

If you want it to make sense when you're fully sober, then try reading the following book:

=> "Man, Economy, and State", by Murray N. Rothbard

The full online PDF of the book is here:


Anonymous said...

Fear not Jack. Who now believes in the Phillips curve?

And more importantly what great economist debunked it?

None other than the Wilson, Callaghan Healey Team, of course.

So, we might have a debt to pay the great economist Gordon Clown for his single handed debunking of all of John Maynard Keynes theories.

Damned costly exercise.

Gekko said...

"only two of whom are definitely Austrians"

Hey, make that three. Oh wait, I don't live there any more. As you were.

Jack Maturin said...

Well done for getting out in time! ;-)