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John Reher
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One thing which pretty consistently comes up as an objection to a libertarian society is that it is dangerous.  Without a large nation-state to protect us, we would all be at the mercy of foreign governments and domestic terrorists.  In the “real world,”…

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One concern that is frequently expressed about a stateless society is that people would lack the freedom of movement we have under the current circumstances.  Even assuming that places like sidewalks, roads and parks would no longer exist, I actually…

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Yes, have no fear.  The new Republican-only health care plan (replacing the previous Democrat-only plan) will continue to provide the same awful maze of premiums, deductibles, regulations, paper pushing and confusion that you all are used to.  And, in no…

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Happened to catch a few minutes of a couple of the network newscasts tonight and it really brought back memories.  Boy, back in the day, that was “the news” of the day.  You got 30 minutes minus commercials and that was it.  Today’s news was the usual mix…

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The psychologist Abraham Maslow, in his book “The Psychology of Science” writes: “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”  Of course, people probably have been saying something like that…

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In Part 4 of this essay, we discussed how people come to acquire property and, by and large, it wasn’t pretty.  The typical path is riddled with violence, whether it be the random violence of the bandit or its more organized cousin, the tribe or clan or…

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Yes, it is finally here.  In Part 3 of this essay, we discussed how people come to acquire personal property through the free exchange of goods and services.  While some will disagree with this system of free exchange, even the most highly centralized…

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Yes, friends, it is another bonus blog post!  This time we are celebrating the 6 month anniversary of the blog.  I have probably created a half a dozen or more blogs in my life and, while they all started with great hope and enthusiasm, that didn’t last…

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In lieu of composing part four of my Essay on Property, I am going to offer a few thoughts on America’s latest (ill-advised) military adventure.  Not all of the thoughts are my own.  I will turn first to one of America’s greatest Generals and her first…
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