Over at the Agorist section of Reddit, I ran across an article on the emerging underground economy. Cool stuff. I’d like to make a few points. From the article: Competition from producers who don’t pay taxes and licensing fees isn’t fair to the many struggling small businesses who play by the rules. Businesses facing this … [Read more…]
Cops seem to think annoying to them = against the law. Cops are not the law. This award-winning photographer was taking wide-angle shots of a mall Santa and choir when police begin to harass him and take his camera. The photographer asks if he can take a picture of the officer in question and nearly … [Read more…]
Not only are they notoriously gross-tasting and badly-prepared, lunches at public schools also contain more fecal matter and e.coli than the food at McDonald’s, according to USA Today. They’ve actually got a whole series on the issue. For a contrast, check out this post from the NYC Private Schools Blog. It’s a guest post written … [Read more…]
It sucks to have a crappy memory. I read someone somewhere criticizing someone who else called themselves an Anarcho-capitalist for supporting school choice. Well, crap. I freakin love school choice. I get that it’s a compromise. Obviously I want a totally private educational system. But how do you get from here to there? I think … [Read more…]
Well then you’re dumber than you look. Seriously, this is one of the fundamental misunderstandings at the heart of statism. People really think being an employee of the state absolutely changes human nature from self-interested striving to endless benevolent self-sacrifice. And people continue to be shocked, Shocked! when they find that doesn’t work. The quote … [Read more…]
I came across American Oligarchy: A legacy of betrayal via my Google Alert for “corporatism.” Anarchy: This word originated from the Greek, anarchos; meaning literally: no ruler. Anarchy is popularly equated with chaos, violence, disorder, barbarism. The reason is that without some form of coordinated security, each person is required to provide for their own … [Read more…]
This facebook group for Anarcho-capitalists seems to have a good discussion area going. I’d highly recommend checking it out if you’re on facebook anyway.
“…but at the moment when most folks are settling into a political philosophy, their minds are well disposed toward Rand’s ovaries-to-the-wall rhetorical style.” Rand Brings Converts, the Hate Ovaries to the wall. That is awesome.
I just watched part one of the Ascent of Money miniseries and it’s crazy good. It both answers and raises questions. I learned that the first multinational corporation and the first company to issue stock was the Dutch East India Trading Company. It was a government creation that was granted a monopoly over trade between … [Read more…]
When I propose a private police force people look at me like I’m crazy. But could it really be much worse than what we have, when you look at cases like this one?