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?
During my neocon days I wrote an op-ed for my college paper on why America should kick out illegal immigrants. I had good reasons. Aliens were costing “us” (American taxpayers) lots and lots of money. The whole they’re-taking-our-jobs argument never really held water with me. The free-marketer in me knew that there aren’t a finite … [Read more…]