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There are people who lament, “Why does it have to be capitalism or socialism, isn’t there any other method?”. I think the answer is that there really are only two broad categories available as Albert Jay Nock points out. To borrow an example I’ve heard…
There are people who lament, "Why does it have to be capitalism or socialism, isn't there any other method?". I think the answer is that there really are only two broad categories available as Albe...
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Changing hearts and minds

“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm– but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think…
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“The expediencies of politics plus the frailties of political leaders rule out the possibility of using the political method of putting principle into law. The social order must look after itself; politics and the law will follow the dictates of society,…
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Healthcare third party payer problem

Ever wondered why the cost of so many goods and services is going down in real terms, but health care seems to stay expensive? One reason behind this, is the third party payer problem: A direct cost comparison between the SBA Hospital and other hospitals,…
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From the libertarian point of view, the just ways to acquire property are to: Be the original appropriator (i.e. be first to use it) Voluntarily trade for it Via rectification in the case of torts being committed It’s all well and good to have this theory…
From the libertarian point of view, the just ways to acquire property are to: Be the original appropriator (i.e. be first to use it) Voluntarily trade for it Via rectification in the case of torts ...
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Taking freedom for granted

If you look at the typical way political arguments happen, rarely is it that you will see people valuing the actual liberty of other people for liberty’s sake. The arguments I see often entirely skip over this vital consideration, instead thinking that…
If you look at the typical way political arguments happen, rarely is it that you will see people valuing the actual liberty of other people for liberty's sake. The arguments I see often entirely sk...
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Quibbling over the extorted spoils

When the government privatises something, that is not necessarily a step towards the free market. Extending this idea out further, it’s not necessarily that political debates between Australian political parties are about ‘whether we have a free market or…
When the government privatises something, that is not necessarily a step towards the free market. Extending this idea out further, it's not necessarily that political debates between Australian pol...
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Tom Woods is right about the 3x5 card

Tom Woods is right, the typical political debate occurs on a 3×5 card of ‘allowable opinion’. When I first read his book, Real Dissent, I didn’t put too much stock into the concept of the 3×5 card. But the more I think about it, the more I see real world…
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Why the stateless society would be more peaceful

A common argument against the stateless society (anarcho-capitalism) is that ‘the strongest private defence agency will win, and the big fish will eat the little fish. The justice you get will depend on the military strength of the agency you patronize’.…
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Falling Prices are “Really Bad” for You. It is quite comical how the idea that falling prices are somehow bad for society is continually pushed by the establishment and its mouthpieces. We imagine it is not easy to create propaganda in support of such an obvious absurdity.
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Caring for the poor - From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State

Before the welfare state, private means of helping the less fortunate were more prominent. A reasonable case can be made to show that the welfare state has eroded self-reliance and private giving. I recently read From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State:…
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You should read Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” is a highly recommended libertarian classic. You can see it free here at Mises.org
Frederic Bastiat's "The Law" is a highly recommended libertarian classic. You can see it free here at Mises.org
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stayed at crown metropol, had a great experience overall. the rooms are very comfy and modern looking, and the staff were very professional
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Great Vietnamese lunch food. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the pork is very crackly. They do great Vietnamese pork / meat rolls, and salad is popular too.
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I enjoyed dinner at Eros, staff were nice and provided good service. I had the mixed grill platter which had a decent serving of meats.
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