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.
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
2016 was largely a year of confusion around the globe. It was a year in which the deadly horrors of statism were on full display, yet most people misidentified them and instead blamed immigrants, refugees, and anarchists for these statist evils. … Read this article
As a libertarian of the anarchist persuasion (one who advocates the complete and total abolition of the state), I often find myself in discussions of how a truly "free" world might look. The truth, though, is that a free world would allow for the development of many diverse and dissimilar communities that bear little resemblance to each other. … Read this article
There's a bit of a trend right now to share unpopular, non-political opinions on Facebook. Here are some of mine.
- I don't smoke and never have, but I don't mind cigarette smoke. I do mind those who complain about it.
Goods and services aren't free because they involve scarce resources. If you want heat, food, shelter, clothing, transportation, internet, and all the other things that make life comfortable and fun, you either have to make them yourself—chop wood and build a fire, dig a well, forage for food, etc.—or you have to trade for them using the goods and services you prefer to produce and/or you are better at producing. … Read this article