The Case Against Self-Ownership

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Introduction As Murray Rothbard explains in his Ethics of Liberty, complete self-ownership is absolutely essential to a propertarian ethics. This is precisely why I extend on my criticism against propertarian (specifically anti-state pro-capitalist) ethics on the point of self-ownership. “If a man has the right to self-ownership, to the control of his life, then in the real world he must also …

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Socialism is Nazism?: Right-wing Rhetoric Run Amok

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‘Hitler was a National Socialist. Get that? Socialism is Nazism.’ - generic Jim, the right-wing nut Without a doubt, any individual with a rudimentary knowledge of history could tell you that Hitler co-opted the socialist movement to seat himself in power. The right-wing obsession with the word “socialism” in National Socialism has become more apparent to me as time goes on. …

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A Marxist Critique of Hans-Hermann Hoppe and Austrian Theory

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Introduction I received plenty of feedback in my last article (See: The Poverty of Ethics: Dissecting the Non-aggression Principle), some positive, some negative. A popular request was to review a few Austrian (I use ‘Austrian’ here as a popular reference to the Austrian School of Economics) works which challenge the Marxist interpretation of classes and exploitation. I accepted the request. …

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The Poverty of Ethics: Dissecting the Non-aggression Principle

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Introduction Ethics is defined as: “a system of moral principles.” or “the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular classof human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.” - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ethics?s=t The question is, what role should ethics play in human interaction and the human experience? Ethics has an important place in directing human interaction towards mutually beneficial and cooperative engagement. However, there are clear and poignant reasons why property based ethics or ethics enshrined as absolutely objective should be rejected …

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The Free State Project: The Future of White America

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Introduction When one takes a drive through Keene, New Hampshire, one can see the city is populated with a host of young white middle-class “anarchists” who call themselves the Free State Project. What is the Free State Project? From their website: “The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are …

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Part II: You Commies Don’t Know Nothing About Economics

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So, before I get deeper into this one, there have been some objections raised to the previous installment. Some of it has some merit, like this one… “There are LEGITIMATE forms of anarchism that are “pro-market“” There are, of course, forms of anarchism that believe in using “market forces” to create change and to meet the needs of the people. …

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The Fallacy of ‘Free Market Capitalism’

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Today, while browsing around various debate sites, this article (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100127395/crony-capitalism-is-failing-lets-try-the-real-thing/) was brought to my attention by yet another right-winger trying to persuade me of the supposed virtues of ‘real’ or ‘free market’ capitalism. This was just one of many similar encounters I’ve had recently, in which the system we currently have is continually referred to as either ‘crony capitalism’ or …

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Rent and feudalism in an anarcho-capitalist society

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First, a disclaimer: I don’t claim to be an anarcho-capitalist, but I have a fair number of friends who do.  I’m fairly well-versed in ancap theory as well as theories from which it sprung forth (traditional anarchism and classical liberalism) as well.  I’m approaching this subject from an anarcho-capitalist perspective in order to critique some common statements made by self-professed …

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Propertarian Absolutism

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Anarcho-Capitalism and many right libertarians find the basis for their philosophy in propertarian absolutism. I choose the two words ‘propertarian absolutism’ intentionally. To claim that because I oppose property absolutely would be inaccurate under many definitions of the term property. I wrote previously about the dual meanings of the terms property and gave a few examples of the problems with certain …

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Confronting Ignored Issues On Our Journey To A Stateless Society

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The state realizes that if it can address an issue it can profit from the issue. Let us take a bill here on the ballot in November. It is being sold as a way to ‘stop puppy mills’. The state has found a villain that many can oppose. In response the state proposed a new tax on these puppy mills. …

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The Corporate United States

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Many choose either businesses and corporations or the government to oppose seeing the other as acceptable despite its flaws. Which is bad, the government or the corporations? The liberal screams against the evil corporate businesses and the greedy. The conservative cries against ‘big government’ and often extols the virtues of corporations. Capitalism is evil! Socialism and Communism is dangerous! We …

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Why Faith In The State Over Anarchy Is Flawed

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The Government does not hate you. The Government does not like you. It is indifferent. The Government is not an entity with feelings, remorse, ethics or conscious. It is a collective of individuals working according to rigid flawed guidelines. The government is not an individual therefore the government as a whole has no rights whatsoever. People can have rights, this …

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The Story of Your Enslavement

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Contract Notice: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Issues Solicitation for Kitchen Expansion Services (Texas) this web site md anderson cancer center US Fed News Service, Including US State News May 20, 2010 HOUSTON, May 20 — UT MD Anderson Cancer Center has posted a solicitation on May 19 for obtaining services for the expansion of patient room service kitchen. go …

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