Monthly Archives: May 2014

The political wisdom of an old-time radio show

I happen to be an old-time radio fan. There’s something about the Golden Age of Radio that fascinates me. I have several gigabytes of radio serials including The Shadow, Dick Tracy, Lux Radio Theater, and one of my personal favorites, … Continue reading

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New Walter Block book shows how to create a libertarian society

Among the most common questions/critiques libertarians get pertains to how society would function without the State. A lot of them are excellent questions. Some of the questions are broad; how would areas protect themselves against invasion? Some of them are minutiae … Continue reading

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But who will build the roads?

This is probably the most common question libertarians get when discussing the concept of a state-less society. Even among my friends and acquaintances who dislike government will make this point. I don’t quite get it. Apple can make the iPad. Microsoft … Continue reading

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The vindication of the anti-federalist

During the debate over whether to ratify the Constitution, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote under the pseudonym Publius various essays defending the Constitution and offering explanations for each part of it. Those essays were eventually collected into a single book … Continue reading

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The FCC and net neutrality

A lot has been said about the FCC’s recent move to change its rules on net neutrality. Much of the criticism includes apocalyptic language and horrific scenarios of the world without the FCC enforcing these rules. I am admittedly not highly … Continue reading

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Straining a gnat and swallowing a camel

Sometimes things we have been taught since childhood are so ingrained in our minds that they are difficult to notice unless you have unlearned them and are capable of recognizing them when they occur. Such an incident took place this weekend as … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand and libertarianism

I will be the first to admit that I admire Ayn Rand for her many accomplishments in life. As a fellow fiction writer, I am in awe of her ability, as a recent Russian immigrant, to write a novel at … Continue reading

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