Two Funny Comments at the AERC

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At the 2013 Austrian Economics Research Conference, the best such program the Mises Institute has ever held, a friend said:

It used to be easy to be a Rockwellian. You just had to be an anarcho-capitalist. Now you have to wear barefoot shoes and be thin, too.

He also told me he was visiting a significant rancher in West Texas, and when the subject of expatriation came up, the rancher said:

Lew Rockwell is my canary in the coalmine. As long as he’s here, I’m here. If he ever leaves, I’m gone, and I’m taking a whole bunch of people with me.

UPDATE from Ryan McMaken:

I’ve often thought this, too: “If Lew hasn’t been arrested yet, I’m probably okay for now.”

UPDATE Make that 3 comments. Another friend looked me up and down and said, “Wow, it looks like the De Coster plan really works!”

8:16 am on March 24, 2013