Are Libertarians All Just Blindly Trustful Of Others?

Early this past January, I was hanging out with a few fellow high school alums at this cafeteria place in the West Village, not far away from where we all had just had a reunion for a club we had each been in back in the day. This club, known as Junior Statesman of America (or for short, JSA) was a model Congress of sorts where we’d have weekly meetings in the biology room and debate a plethora of mock bills, and for which we’d go to three out-of-state conventions…

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[Poll] What should be done with Puerto Ricos debt?

For the record, I’m a Puerto Rican and have siblings and grandparents living in Puerto Rico. Despite the family ties I personally believe that Puerto Rico should not be bailed out and should default on its unsustainable debt. The original creditors who in good faith lent money to Puerto Rico have long since gone, their claims on Puerto Ricos taxpayers being sold for pennies on the dollar to speculators betting that the Puerto Rican economy would get a bailout. To bailout Puerto Rico would be to reward these speculators for…

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The Panama Papers: Global corruption-as-usual

The Panama Papers that came to light April 3 are described as 11 million encrypted internal documents leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The papers document how the world’s most wealthy and powerful use tax havens to move, hide, launder, and evade paying taxes on their stolen loot, much of it embezzled from their own national treasuries. Thugs named include such world “leaders” or their intimates as Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Iceland’s Sigmundur Gunnlaugson, China’s Xi Jinping, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, Syria’s  Bashar al-Assad and America’s Middle Eastern BFF Saudi…

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No such thing as a ‘Free Public Charter School’

People throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex have been mailbox-bombed by up to six (!) bright, shiny, slick, professionally produced oversized “post cards” from the (desperate?) International Leadership of Texas (ILTex). The biggest headline on these cards says “Free Public Charter School.” These four words strung together no doubt caused instant mirth in the minds of every libertarian in the area. Take each word one at a time and see why. Nothing is Free. Someone, somewhere, somehow must pay for whatever is claimed to be free. Public means that every person…

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