Bad Arguments Against Anarchy: Inequality

A recent Facebook post objected: “Libertarians have a stubborn attachment to utopianism.” I initially passed it over, and it was eventually edited to state, “Edit: some libertarians have a stubborn attachment to utopianism.” Somewhere in this comments an objection to anarcho-capitalism emerged. A defense of anarcho-capitalism did interest me to engage, and I recount the … Read more Bad Arguments Against Anarchy: Inequality

Jack Dorsey, a Plausible Libertarian

I’ve listened to Jack Dorsey talk a few times including his discussions with Joe Rogan and Lex Friedman. Dorsey is CEO of Twitter and Square. Twitter is a revolutionary social media app and Square is a revolutionary payment processing app. Dorsey is technical in that he actually programs and he co-founded Twitter including technical code … Read more Jack Dorsey, a Plausible Libertarian

3 Problems With Libertarianism

Lauren Southern just released a video criticizing modern libertarianism. She’s got some points, but imo they mostly apply to the modern libertarian movement and not libertarianism qua libertarianism as an intellectual thingy. This article points out my three issues with the latter, but I largely agree with her points as well. I argue: Anarcho-capitalists are … Read more 3 Problems With Libertarianism

The Military Singularity

This article argues that a singularity-like event in the market for defense would be a watershed moment in the transformation of a mixed economy to polycentric governance. I won’t be calculating a date in the context of this article. One explanation for the existence of government is that government itself is the emergent output of … Read more The Military Singularity

Minimum Wage Arguments

I have maintained that minimum wage is bad for the economy, but there continue to be various arguments for it. This article will address a few. The Minimum Wage Was Previously Higher This argument is hilarious to me because it is in fact an argument from tradition and as such should be more akin to … Read more Minimum Wage Arguments

Lessons from the 2013 Cuccinelli Race

Exit Polling Analysis for 2013 VA Governor’s Race Summary For Republicans, a focus on the economy, Obamacare, positive messaging, strong fundraising, a strong campaign and avoidance of extremist labels seems to be a good move forward. The unmarried demographic, in particular females, also require careful attention. Other parties have major lessons to be learned here … Read more Lessons from the 2013 Cuccinelli Race

Why Cuccinelli Can Win Virginia

This article will discuss the realistic possibility of Cuccinelli winning the VA governor’s race and exactly how that could happen. For I while there I thought this wasn’t a race at all. Cuccinelli was in the 30%s of vote share at one time and I was beginning to see online targeted ads from McCauliffe. Usually … Read more Why Cuccinelli Can Win Virginia

Jon Stewart Says Libertarian Conservatism Winning

This article will argue that libertarian conservatism is a thing and that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show considers it to be now controlling the Republican Party. See the following video: In this video Krauthammer perfectly represents the moderate and establishment faction of the Republican party which is sometimes called neoconservatism. Stewart of course represents … Read more Jon Stewart Says Libertarian Conservatism Winning

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, it can help an anarchist work out the best ways to discuss concepts with fiscal … Read more The 5 stages of becoming an anarchist

Buy Bitcoin in 5 Easy Steps

In my last post I wrote on 4 Recommended Ways to Buy and Sell Bitcoin. That post used a video discussing how to set up a Mt Gox account. However that video was dated. In fact, Youtube doesn’t have much current stuff on how to quickly set up and fund a new bitcoin account! So … Read more Buy Bitcoin in 5 Easy Steps