Sunday, April 23, 2017

TGIF: How the Ruling Class Created Trump

Mixed emotions over the election are entirely in order. I rejoice at the repudiation of the ruling elite while recoiling from horrific thing that...

Dubious Syllogism

Taxation is theft. Not having to pay taxes is good. Therefore, presidential discretion over who does and doesn't pay taxes is good.

Is the Government’s Budget Equal to GDP?

Memo to news people: tax cuts don't have to be paid for. The money is ours; the government takes it from us by threat...

Commerce Promotes Peace, But …

"They who propose to influence by force the traffic of the world, forget that affairs of trade, like matters of conscience, change their very...

Do We Need a Superstate?

If the state is required to overcome the free-rider problem, what's required to overcome the free-rider problem inherent in the state?

TGIF: Trump Never Was a Noninterventionist

Can Donald Trump’s foreign policy “doctrine” and presidential actions accurately be described as noninterventionist? Strangely, Glenn Greenwald thinks so. In “Trump’s War on Terror...

Obama Administration Hoped Islamic State Would Bring Syrian Regime Change

According to a leaked taped conversation between Secretary of State John Kerry and Syrian opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, the Obama administration watched the...

America’s Counter-Revolution Reviewed

Independent historian (and old friend) Joseph R. Stromberg reviewed America's Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited at The American Conservative magazine website. He opens "The Federalists' Revenge" with: America’s...

Liberty in America During the Great War

There’s always plenty for libertarians to complain about in our troubled world, but in many respects, things could be much worse. I’m thinking particularly...

Search and Replace

The declassified intel report on the hacking of the DNC/Podesta accounts contains this sentence: “By their nature, Russian influence campaigns are multifaceted and designed to...