Nullification ignorance runs rampant in the media. Last week, the Omaha World-Herald ran an editorial headlined “States must reject bogus nullification.”It included typical federal supremacists talking points and historical falsehoods, couched in the standard arrogant language of those convinced of the infallibility of their errors. The writer (presumably Geitner Simmons –firstname.lastname@example.org – listed as the […]
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To understand about ownership, it helps to understand something about surfing. Surfers employ a system of ownership over waves so that everyone gets a turn. Prof. Dan Russell describes a scenario in which three friends are surfing but none wants to be selfish. As a result, the good waves pass by and no one has […]
By Justin Raimondo This selection is from Justin Raimondo’s 1995 introduction to Rothbard’s monograph Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy, in which Rothbard further develops libertarian class analysis in an examination of how “big business” and other monied elites have consistently controlled American domestic and foreign policy to the detriment of free markets. Rothbard eagerly […]
Did you know you own a person? It’s you. When you own something, you have the right to determine who has access to it. This goes for your car as well as for your own body. While this may seem like a simple concept, it makes a big difference in how we live our lives. […]
“I should be 10 months into a 10-year prison sentence,” says Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman. “The only reason I’m standing here is because I happened to know about jury nullification. And I used it.” NJWeedman a medical marijuana patient fighting bone cancer and a pot legalization advocate, found himself in trouble after being pulled over […]
In celebration of Ron Paul’s 78th birthday the Mises Institute highlighted a great explanation of how private property is the essence of liberty… This selection is taken from chapter 10 of A Foreign Policy of Freedom by Ron Paul, available in both print and ebook editions at the Mises Store. Privacy is the essence of liberty. Without […]
When Edward Snowden revealed to the world that the National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies were looking into the lives of every American, many people were shocked. While claiming to protect us from crime and terrorism, says Professor James Otteson, the government has been recording every digital transmission we make. They are keeping a […]
It’s the Great American Taxing Game and you have chosen to tax luxury goods like yachts, fur coats, and expensive jewelry. Many people in the world today are suffering, but a small minority has plenty of money to spend on luxuries. It makes sense to tax these luxury items heavily and redistribute the wealth, right? […]
It’s the Great American Taxing Game and you have chosen to tax oil companies. So what happens if you increase these taxes? And, perhaps more importantly, who will pay these taxes? While you may think raising taxes on oil companies will hurt the profits of big oil barons, consumers are likely to bear the burden […]