Thursday, March 30, 2017

Libertarianism

Policing Womanhood

It’s a sad fact that more women than men support the violent policing of women’s sexualities.  Think about that:  despite all the “feminist” rhetoric supporting a woman’s supposed right to control her body and...

Seasteading’s Challenge to the Perennial Salon

Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians By Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman Hardcover 384 pages Free Press, 21 March 2017 ISBN-10: 1451699263 ISBN-13: 978-1451699265 Saint Andrew’s Day isn’t normally...

Steve Bannon Dismisses Austrian Economics

Writing in The New York Times Magazine about last week’s stillborn RyanCare bill, Robert Draper recalls a conversation he had with White House strategist Stephen Bannon earlier this year. Bannon, lamenting the ability of...

Citizen Saves State

Earlier this month an amazing thing happened on Channel 9. The broadcaster showed an incredible recording of Ashad Russell rescuing a police deputy from criminal attack. The viewing is remarkable, not only in content...

TGIF: Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault

President Trump's budget proposal would increase military spending $54 billion, not quite a 10 percent increase over the current level.  According to Quartz, the increase alone is more than all but two countries -- China and Saudi...

Lysander Spooner: A Letter to Grover Cleveland

Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, on his false Inaugural Address, the Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People Section I. To Grover Cleveland: Sir,— Your...

Liberty at the Movies: Logan

Logan is the first super-hero/comic book blockbuster of 2017 and boy does it set a high bar for the rest of the movies coming this year! The latest entry in the X-Men series, Logan is...

The Misuse of Social Terms

Whenever I go to the beach, shopping, watch tv, or take part in online communities, people will usually refer to a particular group of individuals as a certain category. Even casual conversation with friends...

TGIF: Things to Keep in Mind During the Health Care Debate

As the debate proceeds over what should succeed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), here are a few basic ideas to keep in mind. We live in a world of scarcity, which is to say that...

A Plan for the Abolition of Slavery

A Plan for the Abolition of Slavery, and To the Non-Slaveholders of the South Title Page Original Table of Contents or First Page Abolition Plan TO THE NON-SLAVEHOLDERS OF THE SOUTH. We present to you herewith “A Plan...