John Bedell and Ludwig von Mises
ThinkProgress points to a strange item on the Bazpedia page of Pentagon metro shooter John Patrick Bedell, buried below the incomprehensible kookery (“I have posted the image to the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary system using digital financial instruments“) and a brief appreciation of libertarian economist Ludwig von Mises.
I am looking for collaborators for ongoing commercial and intellectual efforts. Email to jpbedell at mises.com is welcome!
ThinkProgress states that mises.com belongs to the Ludwig Von Mises Institute. Actually, the Institute is located at mises.org. But type in “mises.com” and you go to mises.org/community, a site that “features forums, live chat, user blogs, albums, groups, and more” for fans and supporters of the libertarian think tank. A Whois search says the domain is owned by Network Solutions, LLC, purchased in 1999 and bought up through 2015. I put in a call to the Institute to figure this out, but for now it’s more evidence that Bedell was a deranged person who grabbed onto various incompatible ideologies.
UPDATE: Commenter “albeit” uses another registration service and discovers that the Mises Institute does, in fact, own this address.
The Ludwig Von Mises Institute
518 West Magnolia Ave
Auburn, AL 36832
Domain Name: MISES.COM