Friday, January 04, 2013

Day 9: Godwin's law

Hitler's Economics, by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Day 9 of Robert Wenzel's 30 Day Reading List on Libertarianism

Day 0: The Libertarian catechism

Previous: An unproductive critique
Next: We're done.

I'll skip Day 8, Murray Rothbard's opaque and seemingly pointless Taxation Methods Evaluated, where he seems to say that taxes are bad because they cannot be made more palatable, and when they can be made more palatable, they are thereby worse; they are bad because they cannot adjust incentives, and when they can adjust incentives, they are thereby worse. Yeah, we get it, you don't like taxes.

In day 9, however, Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. explicitly invokes Godwin's Law. Yes, the title of the piece really is Hitler's Economics. Yes, according to Rockwell, Keynesians are Nazis.

I think we're done here. According to this Libertarian canon, which prominently features Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., Ron Paul's campaign manager, Libertarians really are batshit crazy.

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