What if you and 50 allies face a serious outside threat? What if one of these allies, through no conscious fault of his own, is increasing your vulnerability to this outside threat? He’s not committing an easily identifiable act of aggression, but he’s putting the lives of you and your allies at serious risk.
The left says the corporations are the bad guys. The right says the government is the bad guy. Which one is it? We solicited opinions from dozens of libertarians and we analyze them in this episode. I had a blast recording the conversation with John. This is episode 17 of The Art of Liberty podcast and I hope you enjoy it!
Slave on slave violence strikes again. How do we get past this?
What is Aggression? How can We Distinguish Between Aggression and Other Kinds of Undesirable Influence?
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Here are followup articles to this one, from newest to oldest: Warwick Police Pass My Case Up to Bucks County District Attorney, No Charges Filed Against Me Yet 13 Jan 2010 Filed Complaint with Warwick Police (video) 12 Jan 2010 So I was out at lunch with classmates from a pistol instructor course this afternoon. […]
Over at Skeptical Eye, SE wonders, “If you’re poor like me, how can you not shop at Walmart?” And the fact is you can’t, not if it makes financial sense to do so. And you shouldn’t trouble yourself over this fact. Government aggression created Walmart and sustains it. You didn’t create this situation and if […]
Would Wal-Mart be so powerful, so destructive and so hated if not for the power granted it by governments? That’s the question that plagues me after watching Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005). Wal-Mart gets government subsidies, a government grant of limited liability and favorable tax cuts. So why does an otherwise fine […]
Intellectual property, and the resistance to it, is something I’ve tried to grok for awhile now. RiP! A Remix Manifesto is a solid step towards remedying my ignorance, but it falls short of explicitly noting exactly why intellectual property has become the scourge that it is: government (aggression). A Queen is a Government Official The […]
I‘ve created two new and hopefully better versions of the John Q Public story. The short one fits nicely on both sides of a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of paper for public distribution. The longer one may be helpful as a menu from which you can pick and choose when designing your own version. If […]
I‘m talking about solutions, but have I defined the problem? How do you know if the solution works for you if you haven’t explicitly identified the problem it’s meant to solve? We’ve got to keep that horse in front of the cart. Short and Simple: Aggression Some people think the ends justify the means. They […]