Organs

Organ trade is moral In a free society, organ trade should not be a problem. We should be free to do whatever we want with our body, and even sell organs if desired. It is the most noble and fundamental right that each human being has. Unfortunately, the Drug Prohibition proves that our governments do […]

Corporatism

Capitalism is not corporatism The word “capitalism”, like most political terms, engenders a lot of confusion and loading. It is a loaded “bad” word, evoking all sorts of social ills, egoism and greed (although I do not think those are bad things, of course). But it is also often equated with corporate exploitation or an […]

Gave Up

“I Gave Up a Little Liberty” I gave up a little liberty for security because I wasn’t as prudent as my ancestors. I couldn’t be trusted to plan for my retirement, so I let them withhold money from my paycheck for social security. When I found out there wasn’t a trust fund and that I […]

Humanity

Is humanity progressing ? As time goes by, is society getting better or worse ? Are we gaining or losing freedom ? Are we progressing ? Is the environment cleaner or more polluted ? The mainstream view is that everything is getting worse and worse. Things, we are told, were much better during the last […]

Rights

Natural rights The basis of politics is rights – whenever a society and government upholds them or not. This is the fundamental distinction. How one arrives to the concept of rights is therefore a crucial issue – one cannot fully understand politics if one does not understand how we arrive at it. I have already […]

Capitalism

Capitalism versus socialism Is Socialism really “good in theory but bad in practice” ? Is capitalism a bad system ? First let’s define the terms. “Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned”. Socialism is the economical consequence, and a subset, […]

Evaluation

An evaluation of capitalism vs statism The 20th century has seen the degradation of the classical liberal model of government into various kinds of statism. Some of the more proeminent were, of course, fascism and communism. However, milder kinds of centrism have also become proeminent in virtually all countries. Statism – the idea that a […]

No Rights

The bill of no-rights We, the sensible of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain […]