The Non-Aggression Principle

Let’s clarify. (NAP = Non-Aggression Principle) The NAP is violated when you initiate or credibly threaten the initiation of force on the life, body, or property of another. Initiating force and causing harm are not the same thing. If you go up to somebody and punch them you initiated force and it resulted in causing […]

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Immigration Archetypes

It’s not so simple as open vs closed Borders here are your different immigration archetypes, my descriptions can be satirical and tongue in cheek at times but you get the idea. Idealist Open Borders – Everyone should be able to go anywhere anytime Radical Libertarian Open Borders – Governments should not say who goes on […]

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Thoughts on Institutional Pluralism

Bottom line outside of our physical self (our ability to speak to think), our ability to define what is mine and yours and when one has caused damages to another requires legal, moral and cultural frame works with broad tacit consent to exist and be upheld. Government like in anything makes things constant and stagnant […]

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Smart Contracts and Marriage

Technology opens all sorts of the doors. Smart Contract technology opens door to all sorts of new possibilities. Instead of having the government in the marriage licensing business, an entrepreneurial person can design a dApp (decentralized application) on a Blockchain that allows people to create a marriage contract on the Blockchain that will self execute […]

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Do libertarians hate schools and libraries?

Learning moment. Libertarians are not against parks, schools, libraries, defense, quality control, etc. Libertarians to different degrees are against the state providing them through tax funding. Libertarians are also skeptical that the state can run any of these things effectively which can be illustrated by endless examples of the state providing something versus non-state actors. […]

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What we do to coexist

Sometimes it seems to be over people’s heads that extreme movements are a response to failures of moderation. Those who push the SJW message way too far are often a response to those who vocally wouldn’t even tolerate a moderate step to more diversity and inclusivity prompting a borderline totalitarian extreme to manifest. The same […]

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Jeff Sessions and the Drug War

So many of you have been talking about Jeff Sessions opening the door on clamping down on States that have legalized marijuana. This goes to show you the problem with expecting the central government to have too much executive power. (The left, are you listening?) So let’s first reiterate the problem with the drug war: […]

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Gentrification & The North Pole

I highly recommend Libertarians watch through the 7 episodes of, “The North Pole”. An amusing web series about Oakland natives dealing with gentrification. Now as a Libertarian and an economics junkie my first impulse was to explain the economic reasons gentrification happens. Explain how government policies making it harder for natives to thrive and how […]

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The Social Promise of Blockchain

One of the greatest things about the promise of Blockchain technology is it offers solutions the ideological desires of individualists, propertarians and egalitarians can be satisfied by. Blockchain creates the possibility to: 1. Bypass traditional centers of powers that may limit opportunity based one inability to fit into social norms. (You can create your own […]

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Being an effective libertarian advocate

Some critical thinking when it comes to trying to convince someone of your position. There are two facets to the discussion: The problem – what the person is worried about and feels needs to be addressed The solution – the course of action desired to solve said problem As a libertarian I’m often less concerned […]

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