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"Capitalism is the greatest destroyer of poverty in world history and socialism its greatest creator, rivaling war." - Garry Kasparov.

"The gold standard makes the determination of money's purchasing power independent of the changing ambitions and doctrines of political parties and pressure groups. This is not a defect of the gold standard; it is its main excellence." - Ludwig von Mises.

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for pro-democracy protests.
bbc.com/news/world-asia-567705

Global Taxes – Global Stagnation - Ron Paul. "Global tax and fiat currency systems will only benefit the world's political and financial elites. In contrast, regular people across the world benefit from limited government, free markets, sound money and reduced or eliminated taxes".
youtube.com/watch?v=wAsmIhMYV4

"Socialism does not build; it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created." - Ludwig von Mises.

"El Estado como mafia dominante" - Juan Ramón Rallo. Interesantes reflexiones de Rallo acerca del libro "Power and Prosperity" de Mancur Olson. youtube.com/watch?v=zKoJm1C77s

Un impuesto para gobernarlos a todos. - Fernando Díaz Villanueva.
La economista-jefe del FMI, Gita Gopinath, abogó este lunes por fijar un impuesto de sociedades mínimo a escala global para gravar los beneficios de las corporaciones. No es algo nuevo, la propuesta la había hecho unos días antes Janet Yellen, actual secretaria del Tesoro de Estados Unidos y ex gobernadora de la Reserva Federal. youtube.com/watch?v=jvTp19EPn_

“Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.” - Mark Skousen.

"Home" - Joe Satriani.
Home is not where you were born, but where you stop running away. youtube.com/watch?v=frqPh7jsv0

"Cuando un derecho te lo tiene que pagar alguien más, no es un derecho: es, en realidad, un privilegio que conseguiste a costa de alguien que tuvo que trabajar para que vos lo tuvieras" - Antonella Marty.

“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism." - Thomas Sowell.

Myanmar: Dozens killed as army opens fire on protesters during 'deadliest day'. bbc.com/news/world-asia-565469

"It is indeed the concept of "social justice" which has been the Trojan Horse through which totalitarianism has entered." - Friedrich Hayek.

"The system of private property is the most important guarantee of freedom." - Friedrich Hayek.

"El socialismo no tiene como objetivo ni el progreso, ni el crecimiento, ni el empleo; tiene como objetivo el control." - Daniel Lacalle.

"The Federal Reserve has tremendous power over the U.S. economy. But the men and women who wield that power are completely clueless about economics. This is a toxic combination that can only end in a complete economic and financial catastrophe. Are you prepared for this outcome?" - Peter Schiff. twitter.com/PeterSchiff/status

Un millón de bolívares sólo equivalen a 50 céntimos de dólar. - Juan Ramón Rallo. youtube.com/watch?v=02vuxqi1sS

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Liberdon

Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.