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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We are all born into a world that operates on very old software. Software that was designed centuries ago and operates on principles and parameters that would be laughable if not for the human suffering and impediment to the advancement of the species it ensures. Citizenship Some people never really become aware of this, but […]
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!
Those of us who come from the Libertarian, Anarchist, Capitalist, Voluntaryist or similar schools of thought are used to dealing with coercive elements who lay claim to our property, particularly in the form of confiscating our “fair share” of taxes. The coercers begin with some premise that gives them, they say, the moral right to […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]