Voluntary Government Funding

Voluntary Government Funding I am happy to report that I have completed four chapters for my next sci-fi story called, “The Makers’ Stone.” It takes place on a Terran colony not too far from Earth and is aptly named, “Terran Secundus.” Part of my process in writing sci-fi stories is to devise interesting social paradigms made possible with technology. I wondered…could technology make it easier to implement the minimalist, limited, and voluntary type of governance that some Austrian and Mises economists espouse? In the process of answering this question, I…

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Its not too late to vote

Voting for the 2016 Presidential Election has certainly closed, the ballots counted and the winner declared.  But that doesn’t mean we cannot vote in other ways moving forward.  One of the greatest benefits of living in the United States is that not only do we have the ability to vote for our Presidents, Senators, and Representatives etc.  We also have the ability to vote on nearly everything else.  We do this by voting with our feet and with our wallets. If there is one thing that all businesses care about, its their…

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AFSCME is Putting Itself Before Taxpayers in Illinois.

At 1.3 million employees and retirees, The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal employees is the largest trade union of public sector employees in America.  They cover a whole slew of professions including correctional officers, physicians, teachers, sanitation engineers and many more.  They’ve been around since 1932, but people in Illinois have really been hearing the name a lot more than usual lately. In June of 2015, AFSCME’s contract with the State of Illinois expired.  As of today, there is still no contract.  Negotiations have been ongoing for some…

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Debunking the Myth that Large Salaries for CEO’s Negatively Affect Employee Wages

There is a notion among the left that the wealthy are to blame for poverty in America.  They live in extravagant mansions, drive expensive luxury cars, fly first class to exotic locales (if not in a private jet), and drink $1,500 bottles of scotch–all while their hard-working employees are living off of scraps. This invokes leftists to call for legislation to make salaries more even.  An increase on the federal minimum wage is one of the first things we hear them ask for; despite the fact that minimum wage laws…

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