Thursday, March 03, 2005

Happy Birthday Molinari

Thinking of helping to smash the state? Of course you are!

How about by commemorating the birthday of a guy who tried that in the 19th century, and had to run away from Napoleon III?

Today marks the birthday (in 1819) of Gustave de Molinari, a radical market anarchist who was friends with Frederic Bastiat. How radical? According to the Mises Institute, Molinari was the first to suggest that the State could be totally done away with. From bricks to mortar. Including the poh-lees! (Now, if full-out anarchism isn't your cup of tea, you can go here.)

Check out the Molinari Institute run by Roderick Long, another radical for liberty who edits the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

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