We Don't Need the State for Trade and Commerce to Flourish

The "shadow economy," where individuals do business on their own without registering with a state, paying taxes, and abiding by government regulations is massive. This type of trade is represented by self-reliance, improvisation, localism, rapid adaptation, and the bottom-up order that free exchange creates. Let market anarchy reign!

Killing Two Birds With One Stone

Anti-NSA activists have adopted a highway near the NSA's massive surveillance center in Utah. The activists have been protesting outside of the center for months and aren't going away any time soon.
Not only are they surrounding Big Brother's warehouse, they are also exposing the inefficiences and incompetence of government road "services" as well. These sacrosant roads - which, of course, only state violence can provide -  are virtually all maintained and cleaned by private groups and volunteers now anyway.
What poetic justice it is! These activists are killing two birds with one stone, further chipping away at Leviathan.

Journalists and the NSA Scandal


Sadness is the emotion I experience every time I am reminded of the naivete of mainstream journalists regarding the nature of the State.  This catoinstitutevideo ( interview of Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian journalist, made me sad.  For the record, I did not weep.

"They Kidnapped Our Child": Why CPS Needs Transparency Now

This ReasonTV video ( confirms that State "protective" services for children are never the answer.

"For Their Own Protection": Children in Long-Term Solitary Confinement


Long-term solitary confinement is torture.  You will not be surprised to learn, from this video, that the U.S. prison state regularly inflicts this torture upon children.  The State's excuse for torturing children is disturbingly banal: it is for their own good. 

This explains a lot

Adults who live in the "greatest country in the world" don't even have average literacy skills:
The trend is also obvious.  Aren't government schools just great?

The IPCC Exposed

The Corbett Report does and excellent job addressing the most recent global warming propaganda report from the cronies at the UN:
It amazes me how many people can still fall for this unscientific polemic against mankind.

Government Challenges Anarchy to a Duel

Do Children Have Rights?

I have a particular interest in bioethics.  Libertarian intellectuals have been grappling with bioethical issues for centuries.  I recently lucked upon a fascinating lecture by George H. Smith, in which he details his views regarding the rights of children.

Ex=Party of Principle

Today's email included one from the LP, asking me to take part in a survey. Seems some have been leaping the barriers around the WW-II memorial in D.C., and the poll asked Lpers whether the government ought to have “closed” it during the current “shut-down.”
At this writing the poll results are shown here, and they make me very sad. Here is the self-proclaimed “Party of Principle” standing for “Minimum Government” (minimum equals zero, of course) asking a dumb question like that. Worse yet: just look at the results, so far with more than 2,600 votes cast.
The correct answer is of course that a zero government would have prevented participation by the US in 1941, but the nearest option to that was that “a non-interventionist policy might have prevented WW-II.” So I cast my vote there... yet that option garnered only 10%.
Hence: 90% of LP members and hangers-on would not be recognized by Murray Rothbard.

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