Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Libertarianism

The Mechanism of Secession is The Philosopher’s Stone

Secession is the go-to faith of many, if not most, so-called right/conservative/alt-right/libertarians and even many left-libertarians, along with a good portion of anarchists. As the belief is usually stated, large governments and empires become economically...

A Brief History of Prostitution in the US

Since long before human beings were fully human, males have in general wanted more sex than females were willing to supply. And by the basic laws of economics, any demand will inevitably be met...

The Intellectual Background of Bob Higgs

The Research Program of Robert Higgs: Part I Robert Higgs has had a long and storied career as a scholar, teacher, and editor. After earning his Ph.D. in Economics at Johns Hopkins University in 1968,...

What Populism is Really About

"Populism" was one of the big buzzwords of this election cycle. It was largely attached to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, with both candidates referred to as "populists" despite having...

New Year’s Resolutions for Donald Trump and Congress

In the spirit of New Year’s, here are four resolutions for president-elect Trump and Congress that will enable them to really make America great again: 1) Audit the Fed….and then end it: The Federal Reserve...

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...

Lexington and Concord: The Flame Remains Unlit

It’s that time again. Today is the 252nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of...

But Without Taxation…

The inescapable conclusion that taxation is theft has led to countless people asking for alternative forms of funding. Meeting this challenge is essential for libertarians, since our message requires a radical shift in thinking...

How Paid Parental Leave Accidentally Promotes Inequality

In honor of Mother's Day, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg called for a new public policy to limit economic opportunities and choices for women. Naturally, she did not phrase it quite like that. But among other...

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 has been embraced. Only about 57 percent of the 231,556,622 eligible...
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