Articles by Robert Higgs

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State Domination

And public submission. Article by Robert Higgs.

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4/30/2014

Christian Anarchism and Pacifism

Bob Higgs on Tolstoy’s remarkable manifesto.

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4/24/2014

Government Has Forked Tongue

Bob Higgs on his connection to 19th century Indian treaties.

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1/31/2014

The Power of Love

Against the power of the state. Article by Bob Higgs.

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10/31/2013

All Government Policies Succeed in the Long Run

For the power elite. Article by Robert Higgs.

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9/16/2013

The State Threatens Mankind

There is no convincing argument for this thieving, murdering beast, says Bob Higgs.

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7/29/2013

Where’s the Outrage?

Robert Higgs on the boobeoisie and the totalitarian state.

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7/24/2013

Why Go to War for a Nation State?

There is something monstrously out of whack about the notion, says Robert Higgs.

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7/3/2013

The Dark Heart of the Regime

Robert Higgs on this gigantic 'intelligence' apparatus.

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6/20/2013

Savior or Soma?

Robert Higgs on high-tech and America.

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6/13/2013

The Fascist State

And how it might be undermined.

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6/5/2013

The Myth of War Prosperity

The War Street Journal wouldn’t publish Robert Higgs’s letter; now it gets far more attention.

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4/18/2013

Major US Neo-Imperialist Wars

Bob Higgs on how they end (video).

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4/18/2013

The Lust To Murder Iranians

Bob Higgs on what it means.

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3/15/2013

State, War, and Economy A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show episode 304 with Robert Higgs

Bob Higgs on what it means.

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3/15/2013

How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor

As it was meant to, says Bob Higgs.

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12/10/2012

Regime Uncertainty: Some Clarifications

Bob Higgs on regime uncertainty under FDR and now.

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11/20/2012

‘War Is Horrible, but . . .’

This particular mass murder is a great idea, or so we are supposed to think.

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9/21/2012

Warfare, Welfare and the State Robert Higgs on state interference and destruction of the market process

Bob Higgs on warfare, welfare and the State.

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8/8/2012

Why Be a Libertarian Anarchist?

Even though you think we're losing.

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1/16/2012

In Defense of Historical Revisionism

Bob Higgs on the gaggle of regime mouthpieces who oppose it.

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12/10/2011

The Truth About Pearl Harbor

As versus the official fable.

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12/10/2010

Revisionism Is Essential to Peace

As the great historian Ralph Raico shows.

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12/9/2010

Understanding the Lingo of the State

Robert Higgs translates.

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11/29/2010

Weimar, Zimbabwe, Bankerica

Bernanke threatens the whole world.

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11/11/2010

Bye, Bye Miss American Lie

Robert Higgs on the death of the dollar, and our economic friends and enemies.

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11/3/2010

Men, Angels, and the State

Robert Higgs on false justifications for government violence.

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10/16/2010

Remembering Joe Sobran

A great writer, and an extraordinary man.

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10/7/2010

Thirties D

Private investment drops as government power grows.

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9/20/2010

It’s the 1930s Again

Robert Higgs on regime uncertainty.

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9/14/2010

Is Obama a Traitor to His Class?

Robert Higgs on FDR, Obama, and the superrich.

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9/10/2010

Consumption Spending Is 70% of GDP

So what?

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9/7/2010

Regime Uncertainty

Robert Higgs on depression vs. business, then and now.

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8/25/2010

Arrogant Rulers vs. the Rest of Us

Robert Higgs on a splendid explanation of the US class system.

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7/26/2010

Follow the Money

Robert Higgs on why we have such a gigantic intelligence apparat.

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7/23/2010

All Production Is Dangerous

That is no reason to stop farming, manufacturing, mining, or drilling, says Robert Higgs.

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7/2/2010

The Real Danger From the Oil Leak

Robert Higgs on 1930s-Depression regime uncertainty.

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6/29/2010

Consent of the Governed?

Don't make Bob Higgs laugh.

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6/3/2010

The Federal Budget Is to a Tolerable Government

As the Palace of Versailles is to a two-car garage.

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5/26/2010

Leviathan Loves Crisis

Robert Higgs on the state's current seizure of power, and the financial excuse.

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5/20/2010

Great Moments in American Statesmanship

Robert Higgs on the most bestest nation in the solar system.

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5/18/2010

Radical Liberty

Scott Smith interviews Robert Higgs.

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5/3/2010

Cold, Calculating Killers

Robert Higgs on "defense" planners.

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4/20/2010

‘Defense’ Spending

It's much worse than you think, says Robert Higgs.

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4/19/2010

The State’s Tentacles

They choke freedom at every turn.

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4/12/2010

What’s Actually in Predatorcare?

A Q&A with Robert Higgs.

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4/2/2010

No One Knows What’s in the Monster

Robert Higgs on anti-health reform.

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3/25/2010

America Is Fascist

But Americans fancy themselves free.

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3/19/2010

Forget Consumer Spending

It’s the drop in investment that’s scary.

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3/13/2010

An Empty Piñata

Bob Higgs on the "recovery."

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3/5/2010

The Depression Ditch

Robert Higgs on the terrifying state of private business investment.

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2/21/2010

‘Public Service Is a Noble Calling’

Robert Higgs on the first lie they tell at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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1/31/2010

Freedom Means Anarchism

Robert Higgs explains the facts to a Harvard economist.

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1/27/2010

It’s Like the Great Depression

Private jobs disappear as government jobs metastasize.

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1/12/2010

Don’t Accuse Me of Blaming America!

I blame the government, says Robert Higgs.

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1/4/2010

The Federal Bureaucracy-Plutocracy

Bob Higgs on the gang of government thieves.

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12/14/2009

Barack of Kabul

What is he thinking?

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12/3/2009

Bernanke’s Lying Ways

Translated by Bob Higgs.

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11/30/2009

From Thoreau to Rockwell

Random sightings on a walk through Bob Higgs's notebook.

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11/17/2009

Democracy Destroys Civilization

Bob Higgs on the real nature of this political disaster.

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10/28/2009

A Fool’s Game for the Masses

Bob Higgs on the evil joke called partisan politics.

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10/14/2009

The New Deal Orgy

It's no model for the current binge, says Bob Higgs.

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9/22/2009

Demonstrating Is Useless

Or worse.

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9/15/2009

Unspeakable Horror, Encrusted in Myth

Bob Higgs on WWII.

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9/3/2009

Real WWII History

Bob Higgs on one of many events official history skips over.

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8/25/2009

Slavery and Government

The arguments are the same for both.

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8/20/2009

Small Government Caused Our Problems?

Bob Higgs on left-liberal cloud-cuckoo land.

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8/12/2009

I Was Forced To Work for the Government Today

Without pay, says Bob Higgs.

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8/4/2009

Blind to the Mountain of Malinvestments

Bob Higgs on most investors, economists, and policymakers.

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7/24/2009

Economists Love the Fed

To be expected, but still...

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7/20/2009

Bernie Madoff Is a Petty Thief

Compared to Uncle Sam.

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7/16/2009

No Government Flag-Waving

Bob Higgs on being an actual patriot.

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7/4/2009

Evil Buddies

Bob Higgs on Jack Welch and Ben Bernanke.

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6/19/2009

Military Contracting’s Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Bob Higgs on why they're just what the government wants.

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6/9/2009

Flying Hell

Bob Higgs on security theatre in Istanbul, Paris, and Atlanta.

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6/2/2009

Governments Are the Villains

Bob Higgs on a Turkish surprise.

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6/1/2009

Jesus on Property Rights

And resource preservation.

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5/5/2009

Choo-Choo

Bob Higgs on why leftists love trains.

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4/21/2009

Midnight in the Garden of My Hate Mail

Bob Higgs on being on television. NB: Some bad language.

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4/9/2009

How Do a Free People Lose Their Liberty?

Bob Higgs on the final step: National Obamalism.

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3/26/2009

A (Get Ready for It) Patriarchal Father

Bob Higgs on a great one.

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3/23/2009

Give Bernanke Credit

For chutzpah, says Bob Higgs.

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3/16/2009

Recession and Recovery

Bob Higgs on six deadly errors of the reigning orthodoxy.

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3/6/2009

Miracles We Take for Granted

Market miracles, that is.

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3/3/2009

It Would Be Cheaper To Fight WWII Again

Bob Higgs on Obameynesianism.

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2/28/2009

The Government’s Cure for Alcoholism

Whiskey, more and more whiskey.

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2/23/2009

‘Stimulus’?

Absolutely not, says Robert Higgs.

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2/10/2009

Our Rulers Are Destroying Our World

Bob Higgs on economic intervention and war.

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2/4/2009

Another Bankruptcy

Mainstream economics.

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1/10/2009

The ‘Credit Crunch’

It's a hoax, says Bob Higgs.

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1/6/2009

Murderous Keynesianism

Bob Higgs on the militarist stimulus.

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1/2/2009

Fair-Weather Friends of the Market

Robert Higgs on the turncoats.

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12/27/2008

Bush Might Have Been a Useful Person

Unfortunately, he came from a rich political family.

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12/19/2008

Please, Please Give Us Other People’s Property

Bob Higgs on disgusting political humbug.

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12/15/2008

I’m Waiting Impatiently for My Bailout

For his bailout.

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12/1/2008

The TARP Is Dead

Long live the TARP!

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11/15/2008

Communist Amerika

Bob Higgs on the red USA.

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11/11/2008

Every Crisis Becomes a Festival of Opportunism

Bob Higgs on getting a fair share of the plunder.

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10/28/2008

A Gigantic Armed Robbery

Bob Higgs on the economic crisis.

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10/18/2008

What Credit Crunch?

The data don't show it, says Robert Higgs.

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10/9/2008

The Astounding Ignorance of the Political Class

Robert Higgs exposes the worst.

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10/7/2008

The Bailout of Abominations

Robert Higgs on the granddaddy of all bailouts.

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10/6/2008

George Bush, Predator Drone

Bob Higgs on death by president.

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9/15/2008

It’s Rip-Off Time

Bob Higgs on the Georgia fiasco and the military-industrial complex.

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8/23/2008

Who Was Colonel House?

Robert Higgs on a hidden architect of the American empire.

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8/12/2008

Attack Canada!

Bob Higgs on State plans.

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7/28/2008

United States of America Is the Name

Intimidation is the game. Bob Higgs on US global hegemony.

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7/22/2008

Notes on the Fannie-Freddie Bailout

Robert Higgs on the latest ripoff.

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7/17/2008

The ‘Respectable’ People

They continue to make war on the rest of us, says Bob Higgs.

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7/11/2008

Why Progressives Won the Presidency

They had better slogans, says Robert Higgs.

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5/23/2008

The Legions Arrayed Against Us

And the chances for liberty.

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5/7/2008

Keynesian Evil in the Modern World

Robert Higgs on Paul Samuelson.

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5/6/2008

Bloody Indianapolis

Robert Higgs on a journey into the heart of darkness.

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4/2/2008

Crisis and Liberty

Books by Robert Higgs.

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3/22/2008

We’ve Been Misled About WWII

Robert Higgs explains how and why.

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3/18/2008

There’s a Time and Place for a Beanball

Robert Higgs on Congress vs. Roger Clemens.

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3/3/2008

A Little Memoir

And some of the questions it raises.

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2/19/2008

Military Spending / GDP = Nonsense

Robert Higgs on Pentagon financial propaganda.

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2/6/2008

A Living Bill of Rights

Robert Higgs updates it for our time.

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1/21/2008

Libertarian Foreign Policy in the Hobbesian Crosshairs

A reply to Bret Stephens of the WSJ by Robert Higgs.

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1/17/2008

1,760 Days and Counting

Robert Higgs on the war on Iraq.

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1/14/2008

Bullies, Muggers, Sneak Thieves, and Con Men

Robert Higgs on four types of government operatives.

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12/20/2007

Blame the Leaders?

Or the people who elect them? Or the system?

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11/26/2007

Crackpot Realism Is Riding High

Robert Higgs on the ruling class.

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11/19/2007

Is Iraq Another Korea?

Robert Higgs on whistling past the Arabian graveyard.

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9/25/2007

Another 9/11

In a long series.

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9/10/2007

Carnage in Iraq

Past, present, and future.

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8/24/2007

War and Leviathan

Robert Higgs on the trick that works every time. (Video.)

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8/11/2007

The President Is Trying To Scare Us Again

Robert Higgs on the 25th scream in Bush's grade-B horror movie.

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8/4/2007

If You Miss the First Time

Try firing another 300,000 rounds.

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7/24/2007

Personal Insults in Online Discussions

Robert Higgs on global warmites et al.

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7/11/2007

FDR Was Wrong All-Around

On war as well as central planning. Robert Higgs writes Amity Shlaes.

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7/2/2007

Bald-Faced Robbery

Robert Higgs on agribusiness.

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6/21/2007

The Trouble With Science

Robert Higgs on seeing through its government-funded tricks.

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5/8/2007

To Succeed as a Political Sycophant

Shamelessly flatter and manipulate, says Robert Higgs.

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4/18/2007

The Criminal Gang Called Government

Robert Higgs on a Democratic depredation.

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3/24/2007

To Fight Or Not To Fight?

Robert Higgs on war's payoffs to US leaders as versus the American people.

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3/8/2007

US Mid-East Policy Is a Success

For its makers.

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2/5/2007

US Neo-Imperialist Wars

And how they finally end.

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11/27/2006

Government vs. Virtue

Robert Higgs on Thou shalt not steal.

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11/8/2006

Your Money, and Your Life

Robert Higgs on government morality.

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10/23/2006

Tyranny’s Cash Drawer

Robert Higgs on the state's private allies in building despotism.

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10/19/2006

A Viper Lived in Johnny’s House

Or, a child's first verse in political philosophy, from Robert Higgs.

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10/9/2006

War Is Horrible, But…

Robert Higgs on excusing mass murder.

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9/16/2006

Can a Libertarian Be Pro-War?

Robert Higgs on the problems.

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7/24/2006

Try Putting Us in Their Place

Robert Higgs on imagining the war here.

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7/17/2006

Atrocities in the ‘Good War’

A tract for today, from Robert Higgs.

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6/19/2006

Mass Murder Is More Expensive Than They Promised

But at least we're getting thousands of corpses.

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6/12/2006

The Haditha War

Robert Higgs on Bush vs. the truth.

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5/31/2006

Belligerent Shills for the Warfare State

Robert Higgs among the respectables in the heartland.

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5/25/2006

Uncovering a Terrorist Plot

Then and now.

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5/18/2006

Terrorism Risk Insurance

Robert Higgs on another warfare state scam.

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12/16/2005

Degrading, Obnoxious, Contemptible, Outrageous

Robert Higgs on the federal airport farce and the traveling sheep.

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12/5/2005

Indicting One Apparatchik Doesn’t Do It

Our greatest criminals must be charged with their greatest crimes, says Robert Higgs.

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10/31/2005

The Slings and Arrows of Bush’s Outrageous Fortune

The happy days of shock and awe are past, sob.

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10/17/2005

Charlatans vs. Charlatans

Robert Higgs on the District of Criminalia.

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8/25/2005

The Pretext For War Is Dispensable

The hegemonic plan is not.

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8/22/2005

‘The Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism’

Marketing gimmick or ominous turn?

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8/11/2005

How Is the World Ruled and Led to War?

Robert Higgs on the latest scam.

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7/6/2005

How Many Divisions Does the Pope Have?

How many does he need?

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4/11/2005

George W. Bush Held True to Form

In seeking war.

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3/10/2005

Plus Ça Change…

A template from Robert Higgs for the US war on Iraq.

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3/9/2005

The Gravy Train of War

Robert Higgs on the actual "defense" budget.

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3/5/2005

Two Peas in a Statist Pod

Robert Higgs on Franklin D. Roosevelt and George W. Bush.

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1/31/2005

A Catastrophic Success

Robert Higgs on the war on Iraq.

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12/22/2004

An Offer You Would Have Refused

Robert Higgs on Bush's war on Iraq.

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11/5/2004

Stop Slaughtering the Iraqi People

Abu Ghraib is among the least of US war crimes, says Robert Higgs.

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5/10/2004

Is Bush Unhinged?

Get out the butterfly net, says Robert Higgs.

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3/22/2004

One Year After the US Invasion of Iraq

Robert Higgs on what the neocons wrought.

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3/18/2004

Moral Precepts for Modern Americans

Robert Higgs updates the 10 commandments.

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2/28/2004

What’s So Special About the 9/11 Dead?

Robert Higgs on what the state-media commemorations really mean.

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9/13/2003

WMD Blues

Transcribed from a live performance by Buck "One Horse" Higgs.

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8/15/2003

Can Pro-War Libertarians Be Right?

No.

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5/2/2003

Some Are Weeping

Some are not. Robert Higgs on this war.

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4/26/2003

A Stranger in My Native Land

A poem by Robert Higgs.

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3/5/2003

Nuke France

Clearly, it’s the real threat, says Robert Higgs.

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2/22/2003

The Drive for World War III

Robert Higgs on what we can learn from C. Wright Mills.

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2/19/2003

Smoke for Freedom

Robert Higgs on the latest atrocity.

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11/16/2002

If We’re Really in Danger

Why doesn't the government act like it?

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10/28/2002

Saddam’s Softball

Robert Higgs on Bush's atomic make-believe.

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10/11/2002

To Make War, Presidents Lie

Bush is just the latest White House serial killer.

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10/1/2002

Awaiting the Catastrophe

That our rulers are creating for us.

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9/23/2002

An Auction of Stolen Goods

Congress is in session.

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9/5/2002

Bush Reads a Book

Unfortunately.

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8/28/2002

Demonizing Iraq

Robert Higgs on who's menacing whom.

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8/6/2002

Collateral Damage

Robert Higgs on terrorism, private and public.

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4/11/2002

Censored Mail

Robert Higgs's unpublished letter to the War Street Journal.

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4/2/2002

The Military Draft

Are the feds about to resurrect this monstrous violation of individual rights? Article by Robert Higgs.

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11/15/2001

New Government Weaponry

A report from Robert Higgs.

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5/2/2000

Federal Agents Seize, Confine Edmonds Man

Federal agents today placed under strict quarantine a man suspected of harboring buckine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or "mad Okie disease."

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3/27/2000
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