I readily admit that some crimes are so heinous, full restoration is impossible. A life taken cannot be restored. Innocence lost cannot be reclaimed. Life isn't perfect and therefore neither is justice.
These facts are equally true in a retributive system of justice as they are in a restorative one. … Read this article
It is nearly impossible to calculate the amount of harm for which the state is responsible. Sure, you can theoretically count the dollars stolen, the people kidnapped and locked in state cages, and the individuals killed directly, but what is much more difficult to grasp is the scale of the harm caused indirectly by statism. … Read this article
The world is in the midst of a learning revolution, yet those who wish to continue using education as a means of control do not want to acknowledge it. You can now learn more in an hour—online, for free—than you can in a full day on a college campus. … Read this article
I was recently involved in a discussion involving the allegation that someone forced another person into making certain choices regarding their line of work. The details or identities are not important, but I would like to touch upon the subject of what constitutes force from the libertarian perspective. … Read this article
I have more than a few portable chargers in my possession and I tend to carry at least a few of them when traveling, but the Anker PowerCore II 20000 has some very significant advantages. One of the most important is that it has dual charging ports which allows it to be recharged at twice the speed of most other chargers. … Read this article
"Freedom of movement" is a libertarian virtue in any location which is not privately owned or where the owner does not opt to restrict movement. Moreover, just because libertarians advocate a fully privatized society, it does not necessarily follow that every square inch of ground will be privately owned nor that every property owner will choose to deny access to visitors and travelers. … Read this article
When you examine human history, which actions do you unreservedly condemn? The internment of US citizens of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War? The Nazi genocide against the Jews? The forced relocation of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears? … Read this article
Anarcho-capitalists have a tendency to fancy themselves as too far outside the normal sphere of anarchy when we are actually just anarchists who understand both economics and human nature.
In a free society devoid of the fiction that is authority, some people would indeed acquire, improve, and trade natural resources. … Read this article
You hear the argument every election cycle. It's espoused at the federal, state, and local level. Democrats use it. Republicans use it. Surprisingly, even some Libertarians and anarchists can be heard appealing to it. It's the 'lesser of two evils argument,' but despite its wide adoption, it's a fallacy. … Read this article
Contrary to the claims of many progressives and socialists, wealth is not created primarily through labor; rather it is created through taking risks and having a willingness to delay gratification. Yes, labor can create some wealth by converting and combining lesser valued goods into more valued goods, but most labor is simply traded—it doesn't actually create much wealth. … Read this article