Posts Tagged ‘lew rockwell’

As many of you know I’m a massive Lew Rockwell fan.  My friend Marc Clair recently interviewed him on his Lions of Liberty podcast.  Please have a listen!

http://lionsofliberty.com/2015/02/12/lions-of-liberty-podcast-ep-79-lew-rockwell/

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On the latest Political Badger podcast, I was lucky enough to chat with Butler Shaffer of Southwestern Law School.  Shaffer has written some wonderful books on topics like private property and intellectual property.  He also frequently writes for lewrockwell.com where you can find tons of great pieces he’s written.  My new favorite is his defense of Ebenezer Scrooge he posted for the holidays: http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/12/butler-shaffer/the-case-for-ebenezer/     I hope you enjoy our discussion:

http://www.amazon.com/Boundaries-Order-Private-Property-Social/dp/1479207756/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422413996&sr=1-2

I recently read a great piece by Steve Patterson on http://www.lewrockwell.com and just had to have him on the show to discuss it. It’s really interesting to learn about and analyze someone’s progression from politically mainstream to politically extreme. Check out the interview and read the article here:

From Conservative to Anarchist

http://steve-patterson.com/

Many of you have read his pieces on his blog bionic mosquito. You have seen his stuff all over the place: on lew rockwell, economic policy journal, lions of liberty

After hearing some talking head on CNBC refer to Ron Paul as a mosquito, the author thought to himself, “If Ron Paul is a Mosquito, he is a powerful one.” Hence the name. Jonathan Goodwin is bionic mosquito and was kind enough to give us a peek into his not-so-mosquito-sized brain.

Political Badger: What was the impetus for starting your blog?

Bionic Mosquito: I had been thinking about doing something like this for quite some time. I thought it would be a good way for me to improve my thinking on several subjects – economics, libertarianism, politics, and empire (I think history wasn’t originally on my mind); I am not trained in any of these. I felt that the act of writing, and posting it publicly, would force an improvement of discipline in my thought. I also thought that receiving feedback online would be a wonderful, free, learning tool. Finally, I wanted to document my own learning / progression.

But what drove me finally to take the step was a minor technical problem (you asked). For a time I was a regular feed-backer at The Daily Bell. Early on, I was not able to post a comment of more than a few characters (it turned out to be a browser problem on my end). In order to get around this, I would post my longer comments on my blog, and DB graciously copied the comments from my blog to their thread.

Pretty dull, I know.

PB: When did it really take off?

BM: Have you looked at the alexa ratings? “Take off” is not a phrase I would use, but thank you.

I guess bionic mosquito first started gaining some recognition (beyond the comments section of Daily Bell, EPJ, and Mises) when Lew Rockwell ran a post a couple of years ago – something I wrote about Pearl Harbor, based on a book by George Victor, “The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable”. Since then, Lew has re-posted many of my blog posts, as has Robert Wenzel at EPJ and Marc Clair at Lions of Liberty. A few other sites occasionally pick up a post as well.

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Check out this great little article by Walter Williams on the ridiculousness of Obama’s relentless war against the pay discrepancy between men and women.

Walter Williams