Thoughts on Life, the Universe, and Everything

Why the insurance model doesn’t work for healthcare

Published by on Mar 25, 2017

Healthcare is costing Americans trillions of dollars every year, yet they keep demanding more and more of it—all at little or no cost to themselves, of course.

The underlying problem with healthcare costs becomes quite evident when you look at the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer at some point in your life (50%), the average cost of treating cancer ($60K or more, though estimates vary widely and some treatments can exceed $1 million), and the fact that more than two-thirds of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. … Read this article

The gruesome reality of statism

Published by on Feb 24, 2017

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

Freedom of movement is a libertarian virtue

Published by on Jan 30, 2017

"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