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10/9/2010 12:07:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
"I make no pretense of using the historical facts to "test" the theory. On the contrary, I contend that economic theories cannot be 'tested' by historical or statistical fact. ... The only test of a theory is the correctness of the premises and the logical chain of reasoning." - Murray Rothbard, America's Great Depression

People on RevLeft seem to be unable to accept this. Thoughts?
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran