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Uncommon Sense

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Most of us are familiar with the contradiction on the first page of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" - that, he says, government is both evil and necessary.
 
Today's ZGBlog explores why such an intelligent man could make such a blunder, and suggests that he did not grasp the extent of the "evil" concerned - not by a mile. If you agree and enjoy Tom's Folly, pass round its URL.

Queues

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- or lines, as you Colonials persist in calling them. They are a shocking waste of time. What's their cause, how long need they last, can they be reduced? Find out in today's ZGBlog, Government Queues.

The Federal Mafia

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Today's Zero Government Blog is a review of the extraordinarily fine book by Thomas DiLorenzo, "Organized Crime."
 
He refers of course to the government, and we need not quibble that strictly, government cannot be criminal because it defines "crime" as the breaking of its own laws. Spell it with a K instead of a C, as I often do, if that bothers you.
 
The book is a marvelous resource, pithily demolishing one statist myth after another; highly recommended. So please enjoy Cosa Nostra.

Appeasement

Statists are still making a meal of Munich, alleging that evil should have been choked off sooner than it was and that a shameful thing was done in that city in 1938.
 
It's one of the ways they perpetuate war, which is the health of the State.
 
I was there a couple of months ago, and today's Zero Government Blog takes a different view.

The Natural Order

Is order decreasing, or increasing, in Nature; and how much does it matter, and how does it affect anarchist thought?
 
In The Laws of Science, today's ZGBlog explores.

Dangerous Mathematics

Not to students, but to government-school teachers. It trains the mind to reason, which is the last thing they want. See more in today's ZGBlog.

Where kindness begins

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A few weeks ago Glen Allport wrote a fine piece here calling for more kindness in society, not merely abstention from evildoing as in the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP.)
 
I thought this very interesting subject needed some addiional airing, so wrote today's ZGBlog, subtitled Kindly Stop It. Enjoy.

Was Slavery Abolished?

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Of course, say government propagandists, in classrooms and elsewhere.
 
Not so fast, says today's Zero Government Blog, Our Slave State. But there is an escape route.

How full is the glass?

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Far too many libertarians think it's half empty.
 
Bright, or Cloudy? is today's ZGBlog, and offers the opposite opinion.

Governments Can't Fix It

Today's ZGBlog continues and amplifies the theme of last week's: that large-scale, cross-cultural migration may be the biggest problem of our era, that it was caused by government, and cannot be solved by government. This therefore looks good for the prospect of discontinuing government.
 
In particular, a key election is due in France next weekend, and Marine LePen may possibly win it. The Blog suggests why even she will fail to fix the problem. A bonus however is that she may ease France out of the EU, so precipitating an end to that supra-government. Exciting times; enjoy Marine.

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