Under what conditions in our oft-promoted libertarian stateless society, will a person’s freedom be taken away? How will people be punished for committing crimes – real crimes, not victimless crimes – against people or property? Will there be pre-trial confinement and bail? House arrest? Will there be prisons? Just how different from the current state injustice system will the stateless libertarian dispute resolution system be? Listen to this week’s episode to find out!
My friend Carlos Miller asked a great question on Facebook last week. Are libertarians OK with moving prisons to private, non-governmental control? Won’t that lead to greater abuse? Or perhaps the same abuse but with less control? Watch the video to hear my answer to this difficult question.
For handing out pamphlets in front of the Orange county courthouse in Orlando, Florida, (judge) Belvin Perry has decided to put renowned 79-year-old liberty activist and former chemistry professor Julian Heicklen in a cage for 145 days. Julian has been convicted of “external criminal contempt of court.” Readers of this blog will remember that Julian […]
The criminalization of childhood. It’s scary. I’m a dad. So it’s downright frightening for me. And it’s why I’ll go to most any length to keep my son out of school. If you aren’t aware of the danger, research it. If you know about it, get your kids out of school. Homeschool them. Unschool them. […]
Over at C4SS’ Stateless U in ATP 101 we’re reading The Market for Liberty. Here are my comments on one of the discussion questions. “Is restitution preferable to retribution? Why or why not?” An arrangement for the resolution of disputes that focuses on restitution is more effective than one that makes as its goal the […]
This is a great interview. It sheds light on why prisons are such a prominent feature of modern American culture. The fact that 1% of the US population is in prison and that they’re used as slave labor is not well-known. And that’s why this interview also makes me sick. I didn’t want to watch […]
I remember the media circus around Colin Powell possibly running for president and what party he would choose. The media built him up as the non-partisan military man of honor who was going to save us. What a joke. He disgraced himself with his lying Iraq war sales pitch but now he’s back actually speaking […]
I‘m in search of a master plan for liberty. I want a simple list of rules or principles that I can use to reliably guide me towards liberty – that state of being where I’m free from government (aggression) – so I can just live a regular life. Just do it! If Only … “So […]
According to Travis County Sheriff’s Deputies, this inmate was exercising his first amendment right to say nasty things over the phone, and failed to cease when so ordered by the police. Do inmates lose their first amendment rights just by being sentenced to prison? Four Deputies Shove his Face into the Floor Four deputies took […]
John Buchanan weighs the consequences the state has in store for him if he refuses to pay his taxes as a protest. A sobering reminder of the costs of fighting for liberty.