#property rights

The Doctrine of Parrish

Published by on Sep 27, 2017

Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff. If you do, make restitution as best you can. Restitution is a debt you owe to those you have harmed, but it's not an excuse for them to seek retribution against you. No one ever has the right to use violence against another person except to terminate an ongoing act of aggression. … 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

All Rights are Property Rights

Published by on May 10, 2016

An internally consistent moral framework for life, the universe, and everything¹

All rights are property rights. This statement may seem counterintuitive for those whom the "right to life" or some other such construct holds significant meaning, but allow me to make my argument and see if you don't agree with my conclusions. … Read this article

You have the right to occupy (and seize) government property

Published by on Feb 25, 2016

The issue of "public" lands has been a contentious one lately, with many people claiming the feds should transfer them (or return them) to the states and others calling for full privatization. I don't believe that any of these ideas are consistent with reality, however, because all ownership or jurisdictional claims made by states (by which I mean any government) are already null and void. … Read this article

Donald Trump is an Authoritarian Narcissist

Published by on Oct 28, 2015

I dislike politicians on principle, but Donald Trump is particularly offensive to me. His arrogance and buffoonery are insulting, his racist remarks about Mexico, China, and the Middle East are revolting, and his policy positions are truly terrifying.

On the issue of free trade, he wants to further restrict and tax trade with China, and he has criticized a trade agreement with South Korea which reduced tariffs. … Read this article

Politics and Policy

Published by on Sep 22, 2015

I oppose the state because the state harms people. It kills them, injures them, kidnaps them, and steals their property. The state does not do these evil things rarely or as a last resort, but rather it does them continuously as they are its core function. … Read this article