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  • Greece bank anarchy
    Why fixing Greece requires anarchy
    On July 5, the Greek people voted against the latest bailout offer from the European Union, moving the country closer to an exit from the Eurozone and a return to its former national currency, the drachma. The government had already defaulted on a...
  • Burning Constitution
    A case against the Eighth Amendment
    One of the most esteemed parts of the United States Constitution is the Eighth Amendment, which reads:Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.Certainly, this will sound like a...
  • Austin Petersen
    Austin Petersen's case against libertarianism
    On May 12, Austin Petersen published an article called “5 Reasons Why I'm Not an Anarchist” in which he argues that anarchist libertarians do not really understand the basics of force, fraud, life, liberty, or property, and that...
  • Rand Paul
    The libertarian case against Rand Paul
    Since Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, several prominent libertarians have presented a range of views on his candidacy, ranging from full support to reluctant support to rejection of Paul...
  • Trinity nuclear test
    The pragmatic libertarian case for nuclear proliferation
    From the perspective of anyone concerned with limiting state power and preserving human life, the current arrangement of nuclear-armed governments is a disaster waiting to happen. As of this writing, nine governments (United States, Russia, China,...
  • Anarchy symbol
    Involution, then revolution
    On Mar. 23, Michael Eliot published an article called “Involution, not Revolution” in which he argues that a violent revolution is not the correct strategy for creating a free society, and that the use of methods such as seasteading...
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    A libertarian case against mandatory voting
    On Mar. 18, President Obama held a speech and Q&A session in Cleveland, Ohio. Toward the end, he suggested the idea that voting should be made mandatory, saying, “Other countries have mandatory voting. It would be transformative if...
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    25 statist propaganda phrases and how to rebut them
    In the discourse of statists, there is a group of phrases of which one or more tend to be present in nearly every argument. While this is not an exhaustive listing of that group, it does contain twenty-five of the most common phrases that statists...
  • Spellwarrior
    Libertarians must be spellwarriors
    In a recent video, Stefan Molyneux discussed the reasons for the prevalence of left-leaning political views among history faculty at universities. In so doing, he used an analogy from Dungeons and Dragons-type fantasy environments to explain the...
  • Sheep barn
    On American Sniper and human farming
    The movie American Sniper, which profiles Chris Kyle, has received a mixed response from critics. Kyle is viewed by various observers as anything between a hero who did what he had to do and a mass murderer who was part of a foreign invasion force...
  • Who will build the death camps?
    But who will build the death camps?
    This week marks the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. A group of about 300 survivors revisited the camp where 1.1 million people were murdered by agents of the German state. The general feeling among...
  • Anarchy symbol
    Police assassinations versus the non-aggression principle
    In the wake of recent assassinations of NYPD officers and violence against police elsewhere, libertarian authors at Reason Magazine and Liberty.me have called the shootings “horrific and unjustifiable,” “assassinations,” ...
  • Anarchy symbol
    Seven virtuous ideas that require anarchy
    There are many virtuous ideas which most people wish to see spread to all of humanity. But contrary to the seemingly endless propaganda that is fed to us from government-approved sources about how the state is necessary for these ideas to be...
  • Prof Raymond Kessler
    Interview with a small town 'cautious libertarian'
    When most people encounter a libertarian they immediately force-fit that person into a category, as they do with nearly everyone else, and then proceed to treat that person as that category. They don't get that libertarians are individuals...
  • Anarchy symbol
    How would X work without the state?
    In discussions about libertarianism, people will frequently ask how a particular good or service that is currently monopolized by the state. These questions are important, and a free society will have to find answers to them. But in the course of...
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