Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tom Woods correcting a critic

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In this short clip from Tom Woods’ YouTube channel, Tom responds to a hit-piece on libertarianism from The American Thinker (sic). It’s from September this year, so not quite hot off the press, but he gives a very succinct explanation of the libertarian position and the separate, though connected, issue of Misesian economics.

Altruism by Decree

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“Man’s sphere of free choice and privacy has shrunk in recent decades, partly because of the transfer of experimental findings from the level of animals to that of human beings. Social reformers, while professing concern for the unique dignity of man when asking for individualistic legislation, often show a remarkably cynical and brutal concept of…

For the easily-shocked

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It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that, if statistics were released showing the whole nation had foresworn alcohol and climbed on the water wagon, the Daily Mail could still spin it into an alcohol scare story. Such is my reaction to today’s offering from the Temperance Gazette, entitled; “Middle-aged women now drink even more than…

The Delhi Gang Rape Incident

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On Sunday 16th December a man and a woman, having been out to see a film, boarded a bus home to an upcoming district of New Delhi. The bus was driven by Mukesh Singh, on board was his brother Ram Singh, and their friends a cleaner, a fruit seller, a gym instructor and others employed…

State Legitimacy Defined

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Established states resort to fairly small amounts of internal violence precisely because they already killed, burned, and pillaged enough to make their point one or two centuries ago. This is what is called “legitimacy.” Joseph Stromberg, in an article on the British Mandate control of Iraq. Other essays by Stromberg can be found at Mises.org and…

Civilian Disarmament: Prelude to Tyranny

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Here is an excellent historical exposition of civilian disarmament and the key role it has played in mass murder by William Norman Grigg, as well as some interesting quotes regarding the reasoning behind the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution and the UN’s schemes to ensure the state’s monopoly of power. For those readers wishing…

Fear is not a good enough reason to stay in the EU

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The case being made for the UK to remain within the EU can be summed up in one four-letter word beginning with F – FEAR. If the UK leaves, it will become irrelevant and insignificant, and/or the remaining EU will be likely to instigate some kind of economic war against us, if not, they hint,…

Hollywood Celebs Pwned on Anti-Gun Message

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The luvvie collective of Hollywood can always be relied upon to weigh in on political matters with some kind of slick little production, usually about as welcome as a turd in the punchbowl. Happily these days the riposte is never far behind. So here’s their anti-gun message spliced up with some of the actors own…

Gun prohibition is the brainchild of white middle-class liberals

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“Gun prohibition is the brainchild of white middle-class liberals who are oblivious to the situation of poor and minority people living in areas where the police have given up on crime control. Such liberals weren’t upset about marijuana laws, either, in the fifties when the busts were confined to the ghettos. Secure in well-policed suburbs…