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Warfare

Why libertarianism is the only solution to war While warfare is not the widespread problem it was during the last centuries, the World Wars have demonstrated just how deadly wartime use of technology has become. Libertarian Thought gained the capacity not only to generate power and make food for millions, but also to blow up…

Capitalism

Capitalism’s limit cases ? It is a fait établi that most people maintain that centralisation and the erosion of our freedoms is a good thing. Such thoughts are based on rhetoric and ignorance of basic political principles, and we are justified, as libertarians, to reject them. However, a sizable proportion of people do agree that…

Education

Regulated education As any scientist knows, the test of any theory is not only what data it can explain, but also what it cannot explain. Libertarian ultimately, the only way to determine which theory is the best fit to reality is by attempting to disprove it, notably by making predictions that must arise if the…

Ecoquiz of Libertarian Thinking

Economic Policy Quiz 1. Choose one economic policy between : Protectionism and barriers to entry Fair trade Free trade 2. Choose one economic policy between : Maintain or raise minimum wage Eliminate minimum wage 3. Choose one economic policy between : Taxes are necessary to compensate for inequality Taxes should be cut as much as possible A flat tax should be instituated 4. Choose…

Vacation

The government takes a vacation In the town of Lebanon, Maine, where about five thousand people live, they don’t need a government this summer. After the population voted down all town budgets, the Town Office is closed until at least the next vote – August 14th – and most services are privately contracted in the…

Progress

Measuring progress Progress is a vast, encompassing word. People have varying opinions about it. Some people see it as an unfortunate but necessary process, by which we can finally have a higher standard of life. Some people are anti-progress : anti-technologists, communists, ascetists, and so on. Because of all these different views, measuring progress is…

Collectives

The Fallacy of Collectives : what common good ? We hear a lot of rhetoric about “society”, “culture”, and “the common good”. We are often asked by politicians and journalists to surrender our freedom for these things. But one rarely stops to ask oneself what it is exactly we are surrendering to. The notion of…