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The Tolerance Enforcers

Americans talk more about liberty than citizens of other Western nations, but, underneath the rhetorical swagger, liberty bleeds. When Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno openly threaten to deny business licenses because of ideological apostasy, they’re declaring their unfitness for public … Continue reading

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The Implicit Errors in Debts to Society Arguments | Bleeding Heart Libertarians

Suppose–purely hypothetically–a prominent politician uses the following argument to explain why we should pay more taxes: If you are rich, you relied upon background infrastructure, social norms, institutions, the rule of law, and so on, in making your money. In … Continue reading

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“We’ve gone from a society where if something wasn’t prohibited then it was legal to a society where if something isn’t explicitly permitted it’s illegal” -X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis quoting Jonathan Zittrain

reddit: the voice of the internet — news before it happens via “We’ve gone from a society where if something wasn’t prohibited then it was legal to a society where if something isn’t explicitly permitted it’s illegal” -X Prize Founder … Continue reading

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Do You Believe Your Government Has An Open-Ended Claim To Your Money?

Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: James Taranto rightly criticizes Pres. Obama’s assertion that any individual’s success in the market is so overwhelmingly the result of the efforts of other people – such as those who build roads, staff … Continue reading

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They Forgot…

is from page 234 of the 1983 Atheneum Press edition of E. Adamson Hoebel’s classic 1954 book, The Law of Primitive Man: The functionaries of the Ashanti legal institutions had come to forget that the institutions had been created for the … Continue reading

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