By Burton Blumert, David Gordon, Llewellyn Rockwell Jr.

Burton Blumert was once an entrepreneur who knew all there's to grasp, not just approximately worthwhile metals, but additionally approximately politics and economics. He bargains his wide-ranging insights during this humorous, captivating, and in addition realized selection of essays from decades of writing.

David Gordon reveals that this ebook is stuffed with perception: "Burt’s writings on politics are certainly not limited to compliment or condemnation of specific humans. He grasps the essence of concerns that almost all others miss out on at all."

Blumert was once one of the closest acquaintances of Murray and JoAnn Rothbard, having helped him in the course of in his expert lifestyles time and again. you'll find the following interesting tales in their lifestyles jointly. There also are motion picture studies, fiction and non-fiction experiences, remark on media conversing heads, observations on a variety of mass insanities, and a contrarian tackle nearly all traditional wisdom.

This is an relaxing ebook that is helping you notice the realm throughout the eyes of an observer completely steeped within the Rothbardian international view.

"As a author, as one can find from this ebook, he's a skilled satirist who can educate the truths of liberty and lifestyles whereas making you snort out loud. such a lot of all, he has proven how the Mises-Rothbard dream of drawing jointly trade and concepts may be achieved." — Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

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Two uniformed men were struggling to remove a flowered hat from a little old lady舗s head. 舠They are looking for her hat pin,舡 someone whispered. 舡 舠Remember, hat pins don舗t kill. People kill,舡 I smugly countered. That remark obviously earned respect as everyone in the line stayed clear of me from that point on. Finally, two hours and ten minutes later it was my turn at the security checkpoint. 舠You舗re tickling me,舡 I giggled as the electronic wand probed from one sensitive area to another. The young security agent seemed like an animal trainer putting her charges through their paces.

It was immediately apparent that Burt was a remarkable person. He knew almost everyone important in the libertarian movement, as well as in the hard money community of which he was a leading member. In his conversation, his sparkling wit was always apparent: he had an inexhaustible repertoire of funny stories. His humor, as readers of this collection of his articles will discover, goes along with a serious purpose. Burt is firmly committed to a free society and sound money. He is much more than a bystander in his pursuit of this goal; quite the contrary, he has been a major supporter, not only of Murray Rothbard personally, but of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and the Center for Libertarian Studies.

Burt Blumert is a great and good man. I舗m honored to be his friend. DAVID GORDON JULY 2008 LET THEM EAT BAGELS Š BLUMERT IS SO COOL HE GETS TATTOOED It all began with a chance meeting at the local Social Security office. Although I舗m no fanatic on the matter, I scrupulously avoid such places. Not because they are the very embodiment of the welfare state, but because they smell awful. It must be the combination of aging people sitting in decaying surroundings. I had failed to fill out some Medicare form, and my private insurer stopped paying dental bills.

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