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Drugwar

The World Drug War “We have seen the enemy, and it is us”. Never in modern history has this been so true. Government propaganda has cast not only dangerous criminals and traitors as the enemy, but every individual that lives under its jurisdiction. The wars against poverty, against drugs, against technology, against arms, and everything…

Losers

Cheering the eternal losers Libertarians are basically people who have come to one basic realisation: government doesn’t work. This may seem like a rather superficial proposition. We must therefore make this bromide more precise. The optimal state of a society, as we know from politics, is what we call a free society – where people…

Greed

Good greed and bad greed Greed is perhaps the most maligned human impulse. It is attributed the failure and fall of civilisation, the sum of all evils, and the modern dissapearance of spirituality. It is perhaps that which is said should be eliminated first, but seems to thrive the most. Usually, the people who declare…

Intention

Intention and crime The general question of criminality is not an entirely puzzling one. For example, most people would agree that murder is a crime, that theft is a crime, and so on. This is pretty universal opinion. However, we find much less uniformity on more precise questions, such as punishment and redemption, or what…

Abortion

Aborting human rights This type of movement is the antithesis of rational politics. Choice is precisely what an ideal political system maximizes, it is the basic unit of validity in politics. An anti-choice movement is much like a group of mathematicians calling itself anti-counting, or a cooking group that is anti-oven. It is the utmost…

WTC

WTC attack : thank gun control All the fans of force and violence and enemies of voluntary action and capitalism celebrated on September 11th. The death of more than seven thousands in the wake of the destruction of the World Trade Center is a symbol of everything that the enemies of capitalism and freedom stand…

Numbers

Just the facts, ma’am : statism in numbers Average GDP per capita in most economically free countries : 23 325 $US Average GDP per capita in most economically unfree countries : 3 829 $US (w/purchasing power parity) (Heritage Foundation, 2002 Index of Economical Freedom) Average GDP per capita in most economically free states and provinces…

Opeds

Public education is a step back Last month was back to school for millions of children, and all that comes with it : buying school supplies and clothes, apprehension from the younger children, the beginning of new routines. But for most of these children, it also means a return to bureaucratic brain-cramming, rather than getting…