The Art of Not Reading

The art of not reading is a very important one. It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time. When some political or ecclesiastical pamphlet, or novel, or poem is making a great commotion, you should remember that he who writes for […]

The Poet vs The Philosopher

The poet presents the imagination with images from life and human characters and situations, sets them all in motion and leaves it to the beholder to let these images take his thoughts as far as his mental powers will permit. That is why he is able to engage men of the most differing capabilities, indeed […]

Mises on Civil Service

From Mises’s Bureaucracy (1944), On p. 79, Most people joined the staff of the government offices because the salary and the pension offered were higher than what they could expect to earn in other occupations. They did not renounce anything in serving the government. Civil service was for them the most profitable job they could […]

Manusia yang Bertindak dan Ekonomi (bhg ii)

syarahan Ludwig von Mises (1951) terjemahan Hadi Jaafar (sambungan dari bahagian pertama) Aristotle menulis, di antara perkara-perkara yang lainnya, tentang kepelbagaian pencirian pada lelaki dan wanita. Betapa beliau seringkali tersilap. Sekiranya beliau bertanyakan pada Puan Aristotle tentang perihal wanita, pastinya beliau akan menyedari kesilapannya; langsung memahami perkara tersebut pada sudut pandang yang berbeza. Aristotle juga […]

Manusia yang Bertindak dan Ekonomi (bhg i)

syarahan Ludwig von Mises (1951)* terjemahan Hadi Jaafar Manusia secara umumnya percaya bahawa ilmu ekonomi sekadar minat golongan niagawan, jurubank, dan yang seumpama dan bahawasanya terdapat ekonomi yang terpisah untuk setiap kumpulan, segmen masyarakat, ataupun negara. Oleh kerana ilmu ekonomi merupakan perkembangan sains yang paling terbaru, tidaklah menghairankan bahawa terdapat banyak idea-idea yang tersasar mengenai […]

II. Wang Di Dalam Masyarakat Merdeka (bhg 1)

Petikan bersiri dari terjemahan “What has Government Done to Our Money” nukilan Murray N. Rothbard – Hadi Jaafar (penterjemah) 1. Nilai Pada Sebuah Pertukaran Bagaimanakah penggunaan wang itu bermula? Terang-terangan, Robinson Crusoe tidak punya keperluan terhadap wang. Dia tidak dapat menjadikan syiling emas sebagai makanannya. Tidak pula bagi Crusoe dan Friday, yang mungkin di dalam […]