Complications in Theology of Lawlessness

This articles discusses lawlessness in the context of a polycentric legal structure. This is important because polycentrism is in some ways efficient, so societies are expected to tend to adopt that structure. Seasteds follow this structure. As an interesting side note: Transitioning from a geographic state to a polycentric geography isn’t technically hard. State land … Read more Complications in Theology of Lawlessness

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

Short Essay Regarding “Samaritan’s Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity”

The main thrust of this response is to note the relationship between giving and the desire for reciprocity as a determinant of futurism. Under monocentric administration, aggregation of charitable givers results in a loss of identifiable social values. A receiver engaging in thankful reciprocity will be unable to reciprocate in the social terms of the … Read more Short Essay Regarding “Samaritan’s Dilemmas, Wealth Redistribution, and Polycentricity”

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

Re: On Slavery and Subjugation of Women

This article responds to a specific section of Michael Huemer’s Scary Bible Quotes, “On Slavery and Subjugation of Women.” In an answer to Question 5 in his introduction, Michael Huemer claims his quotes are in context. I will echo his other critics and argue at least one of his points is definitively not in context. … Read more Re: On Slavery and Subjugation of Women