CYCLE: Tom Palmer on Peace and Liberty… and the Challenges of Securing Them With Tom Palmer

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  • Zain D

    How would one handle a noise complaint in an anarchic system?

    The more I read about the concept of anarchy the more I am attracted to its tenants of voluntarism and non-aggression. That being said, some people are just dicks, and the heavy hand of the state can be very useful in dealing with such individuals. Let’s say a new neighbour moves next door. He buys the property outright and is free to do with it (and on it) as he chooses. Let’s say he chooses to play his music ridiculously loudly at all hours of the night. His music is keeping my kids up and proving to be a nuisance all around. I’ve tried reasoning with him but nothing will dissuade him from blaring his music as loudly as he wants on his property. Currently, I can call the cops and the problem will be solved (one way or another). What recourse would I have against this “noise pollution” in an anarchic society?

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    Please join us in discussing the day’s presentations, and L.I.F.E. in general!

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  • Frank Maruschak


    Dave Burns brought up an interesting point on the distinction between USE and Ownership. One can “use” a Library book, but not necessarily “own” the book, except to the extent that all of the citizens of a community may “own” a share in the book because the Library is a Community Institution.  “Ownership” seems to have at least two elements “possession” & “control”.  You can borrow the book from the Library and while “using” the book it is in your possession, but you still don’t “own” the book.  Possession is a “key” element in the Law.  If one goes to a Public-place, you would be “on” the land, however not “in possession” of the Land, because you would lack the evidence of “ownership” (Title, Deed, or Bill of Sale).  If one buys a book from a store, that person would “own” the book and possess the book.  The “owner” would control the book by “possessing” it or labeling it with an ownership tag.  The “control” of the book depends on the possession of the owner or the consent of other members of a society that the evidence of a purchase grants an “owner” a “right” of possession.  The “use” of the book is also by the consent of the other members of a society.  For the “privately” owned book use would be most anything except for the harm of another member of the society

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    #AntiwarHaiku peace contest,

    Hey All, We will be having an #AntiwarHaiku contest this holiday season to show our support for peace and We will announce the full details and prizes on Monday the 16th and the contest will run until the 16th of December. An email address will be used for official entry but simply use the hashtag #AntiwarHaiku to have your entry seen and shared on twitter. Look for the full details on on Monday. Peace! ~Drew

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  • Jorge Trucco

    Is the right to property an absolute right?

    I received this comment today: “Property is not absolute (nothing is), neither does it give you the right to be a villain. For example: if I buy a piece of land and you buy all the land around it, you are forced to give me a easement.” Your thoughts…  

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Tom Palmer, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and general warrior for liberty, sits down to talk about his book, Peace, Love and Liberty.

Tom takes us on a fascinating walk through the very basis for free cultures starting with Individual Rights, Spontaneous Order and the Rule of Law.

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