Month: August 2013

5 Objections to Anarchism

This article will discuss a few of my objections to the work of David Friedman and Larken Rose. First let me disclaim that I am a huge fan of David Friedman and even a marginal fan of Larken Rose, although

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Defining Government

This article seeks to define government. I recently read some of the work of David Friedman and watched a video of his speech at PorcFest. He attacked, I think successfully, the Weberian definition of government. He then provided his own

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The 5 stages of becoming an anarchist

Source – Joseph S. Diedrich – Washington Times Communities – 8/25/13 [From John: I found this article humorous and useful. The article recommends some good books which will help bridge the gap between libertarianism, conservatism and anarchism. Furthermore, with some reflection,

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Competitive Social Contracting

Competitive social contracting is another method of implementing anarchy. Competitive governance is the general strategy behind both seasteading types and this type of implementation of anarchy. This strategy seeks to create a free market of governance. Such a market would

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5 Routes to Anarchy

In a recent post I discussed problems with seasteading as a route to anarchy. One problem I mentioned was opportunity cost. I argued that alternative routes exist to implement anarchy. In this post I will very introduce 5 routes to

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5 Problems With Seasteading

Theoretical anarchy is not enough for real-world change. The DIYL mindset calls for realism in anarchy. Seasteading has been touted as one possible route to anarchy. Seasteading fills the bill of a possible route to anarchy, but hardly an ideal one.

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Caeconomics and Transphilosophy

Is caeconomics science or philosophy? Both. The idea that anyone should choose between those fields is a problematic false dichotomy. Science and philosophy need each other. Without philosophy one cannot induct observed data into a theory, one cannot relatively reason

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Vandivier-Kalam Definition, Vandivier-Kalam Cosmological Argument

The Kalam Cosmological Argument is a well known argument for God. There’s a big problem with it, however, in that the definition of God is highly disputed. This article takes the Kalam from a proof for God and turns it

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J. Warner Wallace: Unbelievable? Is There Enough Evidence Beyond the Gospels to Make Their Testimony Reliable?

Source – J. Warner Wallace – coldcasechristianity.com – 8/22/13 [From John: J. Warner Wallace is a cold case detective and Christian apologetic. He is well known for his evidence-based approach, treating the Bible just like a crime to solve. In this

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Rush Limbaugh, Others Say Hillary Clinton, Democrats Use Racism, Voter Fraud

I have written on racism in the democratic party and voter fraud in US elections before. Now Limbaugh is backing me up. This article criticizes Limbaugh for accusing Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democratic party of using racism

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