Author Archive | Pete Sisco

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Farewell to Our Killer in Chief

Sometimes I feel like I live among Jihadists who love the killing and are so certain it’s both necessary and justified. I mean, we can’t let other countries run their own affairs. We have to bomb them until they do what we say, and sell us their resources for cheap. Because, freedom & democracy!

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As Goes Greece . . .

When the bad financial news hit the world in 2008 Greece had a debt to GDP ratio of about 113%. That’s around where the US is right now, although with the monkey numbers all these countries use it’s hard to know how bad things really are.

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Hitler Youth reciting pledge. 

This image was provided to Wikimedia Commons by the German Federal Archive

Other Pledges

I didn’t grow up in America. But as a child I was still propagandized by my State. Every morning in the school classroom we had to stand and sing God Save the Queen, and later, O Canada  and recite The Lord’s Prayer. The implication was that, above all, our political ruler(s) must be preserved and […]

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Pete-Borderless

My Interview At Borderless

I was recently interviewed by James Guzman over at Borderless. Borderless is interested in breaking down both the political and psychological barriers that restrict us from living life on our own terms. They focus on the pragmatic, real world ways it can be done right now by virtually anyone. I hope you listen to the […]

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The Shoe On The Other Foot

  My kids spent a significant portion of their childhoods growing up in a little town in Idaho. It’s a lot smaller than Tikrit, or Basra or Helmand province, but little Idaho City and Boise County can serve as an illustration of a principle. What principle? Well, the principle of people of simple means resisting […]

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How Your Stolen Money Makes Other People Rich

This article in Business Insider talks about how some of our most popular – and lucrative – new technologies come directly from US Military research. Capital intensive research and development created LCD displays, lithium-ion batteries, signal compression, multi-touch screens, GPS and cellular technologies, to name a few. What the article does not illuminate is how […]

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DIRECTION OF FREEDOM

Please Stop Voting To Hurt Other People

I get so tired of people waving national flags and bragging about how they live in Freedom. Because they don’t. Freedom is the condition of every individual having complete control over his or her life and property. Therefore, – if somebody can successfully vote to have your money taken from you, you don’t live in […]

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Your Government At Work

Government Job Creation

In their never-ending quest to garner enough votes to stay in power politicians have several time-proven tactics. One of these tactics is to promise that initiatives will “create new jobs” for the community. This is how a pure government program works. They announce there will be a new $100 annual tax. However, that tax will […]

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Passport To Freedom Conference

Well, it’s the Monday after the Nomad Capitalist conference, Passport to Freedom. It was a blast and one of the best things about attending was the ability to meet and network with so many people doing their part to move Freedom forward. Andrew Henderson and Matt DuBiel put together a superb conference and kept it […]

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Building Personal Freedom

Do you consider yourself to be free? Are you more free today than you were ten years ago? Twenty years ago? Do you think our society is moving toward more individual freedom, or away from it? What I see is steadily increasing regulation of every individual’s activities and what he is ‘allowed’ to do with […]

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