This is a sad day in Canada, presaging even sadder ones to come. Today, an as-yet-unidentified man shot a soldier near Parliament Hill, and then rushed further, armed and aggressive, into the halls of Canadian…
My friend messaged me on Facebook. He asked me what a good start-up idea would be that cost under $1000. We discussed snow clearing, tutoring, drunk DJing, self-publishing on amazon, starting a bar in Cambodia....…
If people know that interest rates are artificially low, why do they still get sucked in to borrowing when the know a bust is bound to happen?
Modern libertarianism began in the 1960s, about 50 years ago, with the writing of Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard, primarily, and others like Leonard Read, Milton Friedman, Hayek, Mises, etc. Over the years, certain canards...
This Bookworm Hangout was supposed to be about books, and somehow we spent an inordinately long time discussing my necktie, and sartorial philosophy in general... [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJFgPsAhbac&w=560&h=315]
Huemerian Anarchist Libertarianism Huemerian anarchist libertarianism is the political position that the vast majority of people (due to having roughly liberal values) would arrive at if they became convinced of the two main theses of Professor Michael Huemer's book The Problem…
This is a sad day in Canada, presaging even sadder ones to come.
Today, an as-yet-unidentified man shot a soldier near Parliament Hill, and then rushed further, armed and aggressive, into the halls of Canadian […]
Pentagon: Most Arms Dropped Near Kobani Didn't End Up With ISIS
by Jason Ditz, October 21, 2014
The US air drops of weaponry to Kurdish fighters in and around Kobani ended up quite a bit more embarrassing […]
“Dracula Untold” delighted me from the first frame to the last. It is a tremendously entertaining movie that serves as a kind of prequel to the story everyone knows.
Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel -- written as a […]
The Fed has more than quadrupled its balance sheet from 2008 to now, attempting to create jobs. The result: a 1.7 million increase in the number of unemployed, a 2.8 million increase in the number of those […]
M. de Saint-Cricq inquires: "Are we sure that foreigners will buy from us as much as they sell to us?"
M. de Dombasle would like to know: "What reason have we to believe that English producers will look to […]
Nick Newell published a new article, Why do Businesses Believe Artificial Interest Rates?, on the site Austrian Economics1 day, 2 hours ago
Why do Businesses Believe Artificial Interest Rates?
One of the leading tenets of Austrian economics is that artificial interest rates stimulate an artificial boom of production. By lowering interest rates, […]
Discrimination is an important skill that everyone should learn. Most of us can find numerous examples of a group in which […]
Richard Masta published a new article, Scratching, Clawing, Dreaming About Entrepeneurship..., on the site richard masta's wild ride!1 day, 12 hours ago
My friend messaged me on Facebook. He asked me what a good start-up idea would be that cost under $1000. We discussed snow clearing, tutoring, drunk DJing, self-publishing on amazon, starting a bar in […]
Media bias is often subtle. Those that know the whole story are aware when a slanted viewpoint arises from omitted information. Then again, there are times the “reporter” simply is unable to contain his zeal and […]
Originally published at Everything-Voluntary.com in October 2014.
Having recently written columns explaining both the philosophy of voluntaryism and the voluntary principle on which its based, I thought it […]
Hooowdy Ho Everbody! We are excited to bring you our newest program “Economic Lessons from South Park”. You don’t need to visit Imaginationland to see what South Park can teach you about economics, mmmkay? So […]
Back in 1995, a group of libertarians had a bold idea to build a sovereign city in cyber space. The idea was to replace defective government "services" with ones that enhanced freedom.
Above is the ad that […]
Fidelity Investments released a reportafter surveying 152 Millennials earlier this year regarding their feelings toward financial advice and their future. As a Millennial myself, I felt compelled to dig more into […]
It's been a while. I've been outside of formal employment for a long time, with a two-week hiatus working for a waste management company in my home town a few months ago. I actually like working. Its nice to be […]
Patrick Kniesler published a new article, Reflection and explanation after an enjoyable article on Ebola that is really about architecture and planning., on the site The Systems2 days ago
Going Viral, but Not in a Good Way (by Ben Brown) starts out as an earworm into the mind of everyday normal people, but ends up advocating for one of the more radical changes on the horizon.
I enjoyed the video […]
Bastiat Institute published a new article, Economic Sophisms: Chapter 14, Conflict of Principles, on the site The Bastiat Institute2 days ago
One thing that confuses me is this:
Sincere political theorists, after studying economic problems solely from the producers' point of view, arrive at the following two conclusions:
"Governments should […]
Federal officials are warning “U.S. law enforcement about the threat of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks against police officers, government workers and ‘media figures’ in the U.S.” Unfortunately many […]
Stephan Kinsella published a new article, Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe on the “Original Sin” in the Distribution of Property Rights, on the site A Theory of Kinsella and Liberty2 days, 6 hours ago
Modern libertarianism began in the 1960s, about 50 years ago, with the writing of Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard, primarily, and others like Leonard Read, Milton Friedman, Hayek, Mises, etc. Over the years, […]