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  •  Remember the Pentagon shooter last year? (4+ / 0-)

    He was a disturbed individual who rambled about von Mises and had an email address at One snippet from his plan to somehow make marijuana-backed currency:

    This is a way of associating the work of Ludwig von Mises with financial value, which may be a tool to implement his ideas in reality. I hope someday to see full-reserve banking and observance of Article One, Section 10 of the US Constitution.
    •  Good one. It seems the mentaly deficient (4+ / 0-)
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      are attracted to the libertarian model with its backward casuality (traffic lights cause traffic; currency causes inflation).

      I'd note that the Jared Loughner, the Tuson assassin, was deeply into the tax protest world, which is loosely tied to von Mises and libertarianism.  Of course the lazy mainstream media dropped that political hot potato quicker than Michele Bachman can say Iwo Jima.

      An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

      by Leftwing Noise Machine on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 07:03:15 PM PDT

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    •  Marijuana backed currency? (0+ / 0-)

      Someone needs to re-watch Dazed and Confused.  ("There's some funky shit going on with the dollar bill.  And it's green, man!")

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 07:12:18 AM PDT

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