History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Net Taxpayers ARE The Rightful Owners Of “Public Property” (Rebutting “Being Libertarian”)

An article was recently written on Being Libertarian attempting to “debunk” the claim that net taxpayers are the rightful owners of public property. This debate is an extension of the broader intra-libertarian debate over borders and immigration. The author of this article, being an open borders advocate, believes that public property, instead of being treated… Continue reading Net Taxpayers ARE The Rightful Owners Of “Public Property” (Rebutting “Being Libertarian”)

Politics/Economics

Mises, Hoppe, and Rothbard: On The Foundations Of Liberty

Originally Published On The Austro Libertarian The debate over the proper philosophical foundation for economics, ethics, and political theory (which, being focused on the justification for the use of force in society, is a particular application of ethics), is grounded in the study of knowledge; or, epistemology. This is why the first hundred pages or so… Continue reading Mises, Hoppe, and Rothbard: On The Foundations Of Liberty

A Spontaneous Order

A Spontaneous Order: Epistemology & Praxeology

Consider purchasing a copy of A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case For A Stateless Society Introduction: Science & Knowledge The primary task of epistemology is to construct a theory that describes knowledge and how it is attained. Epistemology grapples with the nature and nuances of knowledge: its function, its operation, and its boundaries. The systematic… Continue reading A Spontaneous Order: Epistemology & Praxeology

A Spontaneous Order

A Spontaneous Order: Introduction

Consider purchasing a copy of A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case For A Stateless Society SCARCITY IS AN immutable characteristic of the physical realm. As humans, we require the consumption of various scarce (aka economic) goods for our sustenance and pleasure. Fortunately, the digital age has produced a superabundance of non-scarce goods for our enjoyment.… Continue reading A Spontaneous Order: Introduction

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

How Smurfs Communist Propaganda Is In Fact A Capitalist Wet Dream

There is a decades-old theory that the classic "Smurfs" was, in fact, a bit of communist propaganda. While I will not, for the most part, get into the theory's specifics here, I can recommend this 2011 Washington Times article as a launching point. The evidence certainly seems damning; the entire cartoon is rife with Marxist… Continue reading How Smurfs Communist Propaganda Is In Fact A Capitalist Wet Dream