For example, David Hathaway wrote this great book, Immigration: Individual vs National Borders a couple of years ago, endorsed by myself and late partner in the Institute, Will Grigg. It’s a purely Misesian, praxeological case against state border enforcement.
As Will wrote,
“The means we employ are the ends in the making, and the issue of immigration and border policy is not an exception to that principle. In this conscientious, respectful, and carefully reasoned essay, David Hathaway offers a critical examination of what has been called the ‘realistic libertarian’ perspective on immigration—namely, that state-enforced restrictions on immigration are compatible with the non-aggression principle and property rights. If the end we seek is an individualistic society liberated from state-licensed violence, state-centered means cannot get us there—and Hathaway’s professional and philosophic background makes him uniquely qualified to explain why this is so.”
Military Conscription is Slavery: Woodrow Wilson Edition
By the guidelines set down by the Selective Service Act, all males aged 21 to 30 were required to register to potentially be selected for military service. At the request of the War Department, Congress amended the law in August 1918 to expand the age range to include...