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by Neville Kennard, preaching and practising capitalist

Economics.org.au is a welcome addition to the scene of economic and philosophic discourse in Australia. To date such analysis and discussion on Free-Market Economics and Personal Liberty has been lead by such Think Tanks as The Centre for Independent Studies and The Institute for Public Affairs. These fine institutes do a good job in disseminating ideas, but they are compromised by a need to please their financial supporters and thus can’t offer views and ideas which are too far from the mainstream. CIS and IPA both involve themselves in “Policy”, and associate with politicians; this tends to legitimise governments and the gross violations of personal freedom that governments perpetrate on their citizens. These Think Tanks have, unfortunately, become part of the Mainstream. They are no longer fresh and new.

Benjamin Marks, a serious student of radical free-market Austrian economics, of anarcho-capitalist philosophies, of Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, Hoppe and of Mencken intends with Economics.org.au to offer fresh views and radical opinions and alternative references.

As a long-time Think Tank supporter, first Chairman of CIS and enthusiastic proponent of un-fettered markets and “extreme” personal liberty, I welcome this new entrant to the debate. I hope it will challenge the conservative/classical liberal views of many and will promote a robust debate over “degrees of freedom”. As former US Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater said “Extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice.”

I wish this new venture well and encourage debate and discussion on its pages and blogs.

Further reading:

  1. Opening Salvo — Summary from week one of Economics.org.au.
  2. Think Tanks Don’t Work — another article by Neville Kennard.
(in order of appearance on Economics.org.au)
  1. Welcome from Neville Kennard
  2. Think Tanks Don't Work
  3. "Market Failure": Just what the government ordered!
  4. The Tragedy of the Tax Pool Commons
  5. Corporate Welfare
  6. Citizenship for Sale?
  7. I Don't Vote
  8. Voting: Right or Privilege?
  9. Stockholm Syndrome and our Love-Hate Relationship with Government
  10. Civil Disobedience: The Rules of Engagement
  11. Should Respect for Law Extend to Bad Laws?
  12. Jaywalking as a Demonstration of Individuality
  13. Government Likes War
  14. Collusion is Our Right
  15. Why Not the Drug Olympics?
  16. Unconventional Wisdom
  17. Tiger Farming: An Alternative to Extinction
  18. Looking Backwards: Mont Pelerin Society Conference, Sydney, 2010
  19. Tax Avoidance is a Patriotic Duty
  20. Kennard Writes to IPA Review Editor
  21. Genocide by Welfare: A Tragedy from the Aboriginal Welfare Industry
  22. Separating Sport and State
  23. Your Home is Not an Investment
  24. Dick Smith, Celebrity Philanthropist
  25. A Libertarian's New Year's Resolution
  26. Extend Politicians' Holidays to Create Prosperity
  27. Entrepreneurs are Disruptive, and Bureaucrats Hate It
  28. What is a good Australian?
  29. Governments Like Employment But Hate Employers
  30. The Market Failure Industry
  31. Neville Kennard: The Tax Avoidance Imperative
  32. Wot if ...?
  33. The Tribal Chief and the Witch Doctor
  34. The Tannehills
  35. Democracy versus Property Rights and Prosperity
  36. Government Doesn't Work, and That's the Way They Like It
  37. Minarchy vs Anarchy
  38. Euthanasia and Self-Ownership
  39. The Right Policies to Fix a Depression
  40. Is Howard Our Best PM?
  41. Tax Producers vs Tax Consumers
  42. Where There's a Queue, There's a Business Opportunity
  43. Authoritarian Freedom
  44. Why Classical Liberals Should Debate Anarchocapitalists
  45. The Tyranny of the Majority
  46. If you could choose to whom you paid your tax
  47. Business Should Exploit Boat People
  48. The Immorality of Trade Unions
  49. "America" vs "The United States"
  50. Sweet Anarchy
  51. The Illusion of "Job Creation"
  52. Gold Is Money
  53. Guilty Capitalists
  54. Bureauphobia
  55. Prosperity vs Growth
  56. Capitalism vs Democracy
  57. More people = More fun
  58. Self-Ownership - the very idea!
  59. Government will murder Neville Kennard if he doesn't back away
  60. The Australian Dollar Has Been Cowardly and Criminally Devalued, Harming the Poor Particularly
  61. Is Taxation Theft and Government a Tax Cheat?
  62. My Journey to Anarchy:
    From political and economic agnostic to anarchocapitalist
  63. Government Needs Bad Guys –
    that's why they like wars
  64. What Is Obscene?
  65. Traffic Economics
  66. Wayne Swan stands on the shoulders of other intellectual pygmies
  67. Neville Kennard Obituary
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