I admire and support both Mises and Hayek. How do you explain Mises & Hayek time as soldiers in the Austrian Military? Or fleeing country and not standing and fighting Hitler? Or Mises living in a rent controlled NYC apartment? While I agree with you in most all matters your tone in calling people "Trump Fanboys" is nauseating and silly! Were you rooting for McGovern versus Reagan in 1980? Or Dinkins over Giuliani! Just saying! "Accentuate The Positive" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qk9o_ZeR7sI believe fighting for a government is always wrong. I think it is dumb. I do not hail the time Mises and Hayek spent as soldiers.
I support their fleeing Austria ahead of the advance of Hitler. If I had been in their position I would have done the same thing. What would you do, wait to get herded into an oven?
I have written many times that government monopoly makes it impossible for us to live in a world that is free of government regulations. No doubt there were all kinds of distortions in rental markets in New York City because of rent controls when Mises lived in the city (and many distortions continue to this day), but what was Mises supposed to do about this? I am sure the care and maintenance of his building were in decline because of the rent controls, there was no free market exchange here. Both sides, landlord and renter, had to make do with the situation. I am sure Mises also used government sidewalks, used ATT telephone service which was a monopoly at the time, and used Federal Reserve created banknotes! What do you do?
I am not sure what I am supposed to do because you get nauseated over the term "Trump Fanboys." That is how I view libertarians who seem to have a blind allegiance to Trump. The idea that there are "Trump Fanboys" should be nauseating.
Trump is bad on many, many issues. He is terrible on trade. You posted your comment on your nauseated state at a post that reported on his drone strikes! How do the drone strikes make you feel?
He appears that he will soon get us more heavily involved in foreign military adventures and he has nominated for Treasury Secretary a former Goldman Sachs crony who wants to expand the size of the IRS! And this doesn't make you nauseated but my calling blind libertarian supporters of Trump "Libertarian Trump Fanboys" does?
Trump may be good on some issues and he is challenging parts of the establishment (but not the military), so I have no problem with libertarians cheering when Trump does something that moves the country in the direction of liberty but supporting Trump without qualifications is in my view a big mistake and a distortion of libertarianism.
I don't get your point, "McGovern versus Reagan in 1980? Or Dinkins over Giuliani!".
I never supported any of them but I did point out when they took a policy step in the direction of liberty or against it. But further, what is this talk, about support for one candidate over another about, now? This question to me suggests more Trump Fanboy delusion. Hillary lost, why can't we just examine the current policies that Trump is putting into place?
Accentuating the positive when it appears Trump is going to do so much evil is the last thing libertarians need to do, especially when most of the resistance to Trump is coming from the very confused left. Someone needs to talk reality and that should be libertarians.