The Economics of Original Intent

Utility is maximized by the intent of transaction, not by the letter of the contract of the transaction, if any such document exists. This forms an economic argument for the interpretation of contracts on original intent. Consider some contract using particular language at a certain point and time. The individuals consenting to such a contract … Read more The Economics of Original Intent

Re: Still Not the Anarchists Cookbook

This article will respond to another article titled, “Still Not the Anarchists [sic] Cookbook,” which is an article advocating that Christianity and anarchism may be incompatible. The article is located here. From it may be drawn one argument from Christianity against anarchism, which is that God wants us to have government. Scripture used in support … Read more Re: Still Not the Anarchists Cookbook

5 Eschatological Points to Consider

Because I make friends with people who like to talk about religion and such, I often get to hear about really terrible eschatological theories. This article will cover 5 points which I think should be considered while talking about how the end of days will occur from the Christian viewpoint. I am certainly not a Bible … Read more 5 Eschatological Points to Consider

US Military Publicly Saying No To War With Syria

King Obama has given his orders, now let him carry them out. He has the support of no one. Not the American people, not the international community, not the politicians and not even his own armed forces. This article from Infowars points out several important ideas. If you don’t read it for the ideas, at least … Read more US Military Publicly Saying No To War With Syria

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 definition which doesn’t work either, for reasons I will address in my next article. I … Read more Defining Government

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 anarchy including a brief list of some of the positive and negative aspects of each. … Read more 5 Routes to Anarchy

Government Can Spy on You, but You Can’t Spy on It

So they can spy but we can’t? That’s the gist of the news coming out of the related Snowden, Manning, NSA and PRISM stories. Larry Klayman at World Net Daily reports that Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton herself is implicit in the release of government secrets, just like Manning and Snowden. Unlike Manning and Snowden, … Read more Government Can Spy on You, but You Can’t Spy on It

A Time of Freedom

CBS News reports that Snowden was granted temporary Russian asylum today. The Russians played their role as actors well for a time, but we all knew this was coming. The Russians still consider the US a great enemy behind closed doors. The Washington Post reports that Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, … Read more A Time of Freedom

Vandivier Organizational Axiom

“Larger organizations have simpler goals while smaller organizations have more diverse goals.” Or, more rigorously: “Ceteris paribus, an organization with one less goal will never have a lesser number of potential members, where a potential member is defined as someone who has an interest in common with the organization, unless the organization only has one … Read more Vandivier Organizational Axiom

Yet Another Pro-Life Article (What About Rape?)

Sources show that over 99% of abortions are not from rape victims (1,2 and 3). See the screenshot of a modest Google search for top results: Rape also rarely, about 5% of the time to be precise, results in pregnancy due to rape’s wide definition encompassing attempted rape and also all kinds of sexual acts … Read more Yet Another Pro-Life Article (What About Rape?)