What Exactly Is Property? Alt-Right Vs. Liberty

I was listening to a comedian talking about "stolen jokes" today.  It's an interesting question for libertarians.  Is it wrong to steal jokes?  Should it be illegal? Briefly, I think that most libertarians would say that stealing jokes should definitely not be...

Can Blockchain Technology Defend Free Speech?

As an erstwhile reddit user, I was dismayed by this past election cycle's effect on the site.  Reddit is a discussion forum site that lets users set up topic specific home pages where they can freely post links or text discussions.  Other users vote up or down on a...

Free Speech: Ted Wheeler is the Enemy He Invokes

Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, wants to control who can say — and hear — what.  He’s asked the federal government to cancel one permit and deny another, both for “alt-right” demonstrations at Portland’s Shrunk Plaza. His excuse: Portland is “in mourning”...

The Prehistory of the Alt-right

Reading “How I Left the Left” is a solid reminder that there’s not much intellectual heft remaining on that side of the fence. If an ideology sets out to isolate the locus of evil in people’s very identity, it is pretty well spent. This, in addition to the failure of...



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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, groped, injected, harassed, surveilled, vilified, disarmed, beaten, detained, and maybe shot by federal agents. From hapless homeowners hit by SWAT raids to pandemic lockdowns pointlessly paralyzing lives, government...

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