Statism Fetishists

I take them on at Strike the Root.


  1. Gene, you write in regards to Rothbard's theory of children: "In this instance, I personally believe that Hymowitz has hit the mark, and that Rothbard’s position was mistaken." Have you spelled out your critique of Rothbard anywhere? If you haven't, would you do it now? In the comment section? With footnotes? And multimedia?

  2. Well, he goes about doing politics in an absurd fashion, trying to generate all political life from first principles. And so he winds up with ridiculous conclusions like this one. See Michael Oakeshott's essay, "Rationalism in Politics," for a more complete analysis of this style of politics.


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