Conversation on The State of the Country

Another conversation between Kerry Lutz of Financial Survival Network and Monty Pelerin. The topics vary, although many are covered in more depth in the recent book. Click here to listen to the conversation.

Our Free Press

Imagine George Bush still in office with Benghazi happening. Does anyone believe the media would treat it in this fashion: Certainly Benghazi was not as important as the traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge. That bridge deserves more attention than Fast and Furious or the IRS scandals. Our country cannot survive when the mainstream media becomes a PR firm [...]

Media Rules

The threat that the media presents to this country is described by Daniel Greenfield on Canada Free Press (my emboldening): In 2008, the Mediacracy elevated an Illinois State Senator who had briefly showed up in the Federal Senate to the highest office in the land. They did it even though he had no skills for the job and no serious plan [...]

Monty Has A Conversation With Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson heads up the Libertas Media project. Over the last year or so, I have enjoyed meeting and talking with Brian. Here is our latest conversation:

Monty Pelerin on Libertas Media

Another discussion of economics and politics with Brian Wilson at Libertas Media Project is available. Mr. Wilson has put together quite an inventory of interviews with distinguished guests who are at the forefront of conservative/libertarian positions. I am proud to be included with such an esteemed group. I encourage you to visit his site and listen to the opinions and ideas. [...]

Cracks Appearing in The Media

When stuff like this begins appearing in the Boston Globe, one wonders whether the media has finally come to their senses: … the real story here is less about misdeeds than it is about power. Consider how these three scandals mesh with other stories of the day: Escalating drone strikes, bullying investigations of targets such as cyber-genius Aaron Swartz, the [...]

Libertas Media

I would like to point you to a new website Libertas Media where true freedom is explored by some of the true champions of the concept. It is hosted by Brian Wilson whose latest email appears below. I am honored to have been included among the ranks of these interviewees. I especially enjoyed Brian’s huckstering phrase: “But wait, there’s more.” [...]

The Complicit News Media

Tom Lester weighs in with a guest post on media bias. Perhaps bias is not an appropriate description. Disguised censorship or news filtering might be more appropriate. Limited time requires that content judgments be made in in sorting out which news is relevant. You determine whether the priorities exhibited below terribly insult the intelligence of the American viewer (something H. [...]


Roger Simon discussing Benghazi: Barack Obama is bloody lucky he’s a Democrat, because if he were a Republican, he’d be in deep trouble right now, close to the brink of extinction.  Only his increasingly pathetic loyal media claque can save him.  It will be interesting to see if they do so at the expense of their own reputations.

An Insightful Voice Goes Silent

The notice that The Privateer, a newsletter of thirty years, was ceasing publication made for a sad day. Bill. Buckler was one of the true analysts of the contemporary scene. Much of what we see today he warned about decades ago. There is so much that could be said about this publication, but I shall leave that to others. I [...]