Unownable Reputations

Reputations by their very nature are ideas in other people’s heads about you, and cannot be legitimately owned or controlled via violence. Does this imply there are no repercussions to someone that falsely hurts your reputation? No, it simply means that the battle should be waged with words, not bullets.

Tyranny by the Ignorant

The problem of tyranny does not stem directly from the minds of the power hungry, but the ignorance of those that allow it to exist and propagate. It is a mistake to believe that tyranny can be overthrown without reshaping the ideas of the populous that ferments the tyrants. So the solution is not to … [Read more…]

Make Friends Not War

The idea of government and society being at war is simplistic and incorrect. Government is a pattern of society, not a separate entity from society. It should be viewed as a belief, not as a structure to be fought. Government will disappear as the relationships that exist are replaced with voluntary alternatives, and the way … [Read more…]

Double Bladed Knowledge

After a certain point, most things simply can’t be forgotten. This is the knife that cuts both ways. Ignorance can be bliss. With knowledge comes sadness, as well as power. Would you want to know of all the suffering that goes on, even if you couldn’t do anything about it? What would be the point? … [Read more…]

Stupid Roads

Roads need only be a monopoly if you can’t think outside the box. What is a road really? It can be thought of as property used for travel. There is nothing about it that says it has to be above ground, or even on the ground. Roads run by a monopoly government are unsafe and … [Read more…]

Absence versus Failure

Is the absence of something the same as failing at it? One really can’t claim that government can be efficient at a task. There simply are not the incentives for productivity and resourcefulness like there are for individuals in the free market. The real question is whether not doing something is worse than restricting it … [Read more…]

Statism Virus

The mind of an individual can be harnessed by government through mandatory schooling to conform to the will of people in power and to reject out-of-hand the idea of a stateless society. The task at hand is not removing power structures themselves, but illuminating the hazard caused by the power structures. Help people understand the … [Read more…]

Stolen Money

It has been said that accepting something not rightfully yours is theft. The problem with this simple is determining when something is rightfully yours. If someone loses something for 10 years and you find it, is it rightfully yours? What if they die? Ownership is a trickier subject than is usually realized. The best solution … [Read more…]

Do One Step

Get things done, one small step at a time. If the hurdle is motivation, you should cleanly organize a plan of action and implement it, starting now. Achieving great things is rarely made of one large step. It is many, many small steps done on a regular basis. How does this apply to the advancement … [Read more…]

Setting Up Freedom

The time to set up a free society is now. Unfortunately there is very little space left in the world for this to happen, so it seems we are stuck choosing certain attributes of an area, such as population size and relative size of the government, in determining where to go. There is a place … [Read more…]