Democracies and the Free Market


Recently, Tom Woods discussed an AlterNet article entitled, “11 Questions You Should Ask Libertarians to See If They’re Hypocrites”. The discussion revolved around ways to trick libertarians into “gotcha” moments by asking whether or not certain given items were examples of spontaneous order. One example of spontaneous order was a democracy. Tom, in his usual form,…

The Hot Air of Private vs. Public


Many libertarians are already convinced that the private market can do anything the government can do, only more efficiently. There’s the historical example about Lysander Spooner outperforming the US Postal Service in the 18th century. Wherein he was so efficient at delivering the mails at a cheaper rate and to his customers’ front door, that…

Language: The Final Frontier


Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has taught all free-marketeers something valuable; the English language must remain laissez-faire. His stance against Canada’s mainstream academia, more precisely, their insistence that the student body and faculty address each other using new “non-binary pronouns” has raised Jordan Peterson to a level of notoriety. But, does Dr. Peterson even know he’s…

What’s Wrong With Algorithmns?


If you’re a frequent user of social media platforms you’ve probably noticed something akin to being watched or even monitored. Suddenly, an advertisement appears for a product you might have reviewed on Amazon or eBay. A series of videos appears to the right of your YouTube page relating to something you’ve watched days earlier. Facebook…

Rights Being Eroded


Source: Rights being eroded Recently I had read a blog from Libertarian57, in this article, he asked the reader to share their thoughts on how our rights are being eroded. Here was my response, A good post and a good question. I had lived and worked in Berlin Germany, back when it was still West…

More Broken Windows


As Hurricane Harvey, now tropical storm Harvey, makes its way across the southern US, estimates have already come in as to the cost of the storm. According to AccuWeather, Harvey is expected to cost upwards of $190 billion in damages, one percent of the national GDP. This makes Harvey the costliest storm ever to hit the United…