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 not uphold this right.

Likewise, the Organ Prohibition is an attack on our right to our body. In a meaningful way, we are held hostage by the state in the name of human dignity. Such an absurd contradiction is difficult to resolve, but it is …


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 anti-populist point of view. The reason for this confusion is in itself difficult to divine, since capitalism as a system does not correspond at all to these things. We must therefore endeavour to explain the difference.

One-dimensional confusion

Capitalism, simply defined, is an economic system …

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 could guarantee myself a better retirement if I could just keep my own money, I felt less secure.

I wanted my liberty back.

I gave up a little liberty for security because I wasn’t as strong as my ancestors. I would probably just become a …


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 generation, and now it’s only a matter of time before human self-destructiveness plunges us into slavery/abject poverty/worldwide warfare. This view is conductive to fear and paranoia, and is easily exploited as a statist political tool.

Part of this mentality certainly comes from the “Good Old …


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 written a short text on this subject, but it is definitively a positive thing to explore it in more detail, like any other deduction.

Of course, since ethics is the basis of politics, I have to start from proper ethical premises, that is, egoism. Someone …


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, of statism. Statism is “any system that concentrates power in the state at the expense of individual freedom”. Socialism is a form of statism which advocates collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.

Capitalism is based on …


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 centralized government could somehow be better than private initiative – is a surprisingly popular idea despite its absurdity. While few people would deny that a few public functions such as some form of limited law enforcment and judiciary system are necessary, it seems unlikely that …

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 and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden delusional, and other liberal, commie, pinko bedwetters.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that a whole lot of people were confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require …