Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Politicians and Businessmen

This article covers an application of psychology to economics and politics. Politicians and certain kinds of economists, investors or businessmen are often cast as cold-hearted psychopaths or sociopaths, but is that fair and accurate? I think it is and isn’t to some degree. This article can help us understand precisely what degree. The article makes … Read more Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Politicians and Businessmen

Rubio Nails it On Big Government

[From John: I don’t really consider myself a fan of Rubio, but man does he nail it here on the problem of Big Government and Obamacare.] Source – Rubio.senate.gov [Excerpt from an interview on “The Sean Hannity Show.”] – 9/20/13 “Big government sells itself as the defender of the middle class, the helper of the … Read more Rubio Nails it On Big Government

How Voluntaryists Claim Enforcement Would Work

This article will not make an argument for or against voluntaryism. Instead I will simply be describing the voluntaryist position as I understand it. I will describe voluntaryism in general and then focus in particular on the idea of how enforcement would work in a voluntaryist system. I will draw my information from three sources. … Read more How Voluntaryists Claim Enforcement Would Work

Caeconomics and Self-Ownership are Incompatible

This article will argue that caeconomics and the concept of self-ownership are incompatible. Self-ownership is a neat concept in ethics and philosophy. Increasingly it is being used in social, political and economic philosophical arguments as well. For example, one of my favorite interdisciplinary philosophies is voluntaryism. While many philosophical or scientific arguments for voluntaryism do … Read more Caeconomics and Self-Ownership are Incompatible

3 Ways to Improve Degreed

This article is about 3 ways, that are really one way, to improve the education evaluating organization and service known as Degreed. There are two large flaws in the way Degreed works, which can be seen as a single kind of flaw, and which I have at least 3 solutions for. The flaw is that … Read more 3 Ways to Improve Degreed

Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Degreed is another example of alternative education. In the past I have written about game-based learning, homeschooling and other models of education. All of these technologies increase the quality per dollar of education by leaps and strides over the status quo. Degreed operates by aggregating, validating and valuing all kinds of educational resources. Notably, Degreed supports … Read more Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

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 rapidly evolve into anarchy. We presently have a market for governance but it is not … Read more Competitive Social Contracting

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

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. In fact it is fraught with problems. Despite the fact that I love the idea, … Read more 5 Problems With Seasteading

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 and voter fraud to help win elections. Rush says opposition to voter ID laws is … Read more Rush Limbaugh, Others Say Hillary Clinton, Democrats Use Racism, Voter Fraud