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Tag: the state
  • Independent War Correspondent Michael Yon Arrested at Seattle Airport

    Independent war correspondent Michael Yon arrested at Seattle airport: Would not disclose income. (H/t: Hotair.com) Here are Michael Yon’s Facebook status updates describing the issue: Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos …

  • The End of American Entrepreneurship

    Remember that abolishing private property is a central tenet of communism.  By propping up failed businesses, the state clogs the veins of the free market and slowly chokes liberty from the hands of the people. Keeping all this in mind, it’s hard to read this article and not deduce that the death of entrepreneurship is …

  • Our Enemy, the State

    I’m currently reading Albert Jay Nock’s Our Enemy, the State for a Ron Paul book club I’ve joined, so I was happy to see a post about it on the Mises Institute blog.  As is explained there, There are two political institutions, Nock held: government and the state. Government is an agency of society limited …

  • How to withdraw consent from the state (Or, how to stick it to the man)

    From Wendy McElroy, an individualist feminist and anarchist: 1. Improve yourself.2. Stop subsidizing your enemy.3. Stop doing business with your enemy.4. Stop doing business with people who support your enemy.5. Support private alternatives to government services.6. Create parallel mechanisms to replace government functions.7. Expose the enemy among us.8. Master the issues.9. Have the moral courage …

  • The evils of the state and its “schools”

    Bonnie, the government schools are full of the sort of evil you reported on, as well as various other contradictions. First, while “peacenik” teachers consider  it depraved for a boy to bring a camping utensil (much less a pocket knife) to school, they usually laud as a noble option high schoolers joining up to kill poor …