Monday, August 6, 2012

Wow, Robert Higgs Exposes the State

Must view, nothing more needs to be said .


  1. Do you know what's funny, Bob? As I was sitting at the institute listening Dr. Higgs slaughter the state, I was amazed that this was the opening talk. No pussyfooting around, no punches pulled. The handful of minarchists and Ron Paul Republicans had no clue what to expect for the rest of the week. As for me, I was grinning from ear to ear, knowing that I was in the right place to be.

  2. What an excellent presentation.

  3. I enjoyed it to some extent, but I don't think it would convince a non-believer at all.

    1. I respectfully disagree.
      His dispassionate disclosure of the evils of the state give him a grim credibility. No ranting, just a cold recitation of the truth about the state.
      He completely deconstructs the mythical image of the state and replaces it with a view of a vast criminal enterprise.
      I think that could turn a few heads among the sleeping majority.
      I'm no Bob Higgs (THAT'S for sure!), but I've used similar technique in conversations with sleepers to great effect, and have made a number of converts.
      Higgs is a great man.

  4. A classic interview-debate between Bog Higgs and JK Galbraith the Younger is available in the EPJ Vault (take the freight elevator down 10 floors to the level marked "Lower Lobby").

  5. Bob Higgs*.

    Though Bog sounds kinda badass, too.