Freedom Roads

In a purely voluntary society, can roads function to meet the demands of the populous? The fact is, roads really are just long stretches of property. There is nothing inherent to them that makes having government-run roads more efficient. So why do so many people have a disinclination toward roads being privately run? One issue … [Read more…]

Trade Deficits

A trade deficit occurs when imports are greater than exports. The concept relies on the erroneous idea that statistics from arbitrary political boundaries are valid. For instance, no one talks about the trade deficits between cities within a country, or between two households. “If U.S. imports are greater than exports, they must be paid for … [Read more…]

Eating Gold

In the event of a worldwide economic collapse, how useful are precious metals as money? For instance, there is an often made criticism against gold: in the event of Armageddon, it is better to hold guns and food rather than gold. The problem with this argument is not the first part, where it recommends a … [Read more…]

Four Systemic Changes

There are likely four ways the governmental system can change: Buildup, Breakdown, From Within, and From Without. Buildup is the creation of a new system from scratch. Seasteading is an example. Breakdown is what can occur before buildup. It is the violent refusal to be a part of an existing system, and is often a … [Read more…]