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Month: May 2017

A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

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Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Law Keepers Vs Law Makers

The default state of all behaviors that do not infringe upon the rights of others should be liberty
Darn Cops! Here's a story for you. It's the story of a cop. The story of an undercover drug enforcement officer to be exact. Imagine him inside of a criminal organization having gained the trust of the drug dealer who sells to him. The cop's job is to get the drugs off the street and arrest the people selling it. He's worked very hard to get this deep into the organization and has literally riske...
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Taxation isn’t Rape (or Theft)

Taxation be represented ya'll
One of the libertarian pages actually attempted to explain "taxation is theft",  one of their favorite bits of propaganda. I give them credit for this. Interesting it occurred on the very day I posted my article on roads in which I accuse them of never explaining their two favorite things (taxation is theft and government shouldn't build roads). However, I do not think their self-named philosop...
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Why Government Roads are a Good Thing

Already the best route
Libertarian propaganda on roads does not help their cause I preface this with that statement because I genuinely like libertarians and the philosophy of rights, liberty, and non-aggression. I have observed that the reaction to their propaganda is a negative one. They are turning away and frustrating those who might come to love liberty as they do. I consider myself a classical liberal. I was o...
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Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

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Satire seldom works. People try it all the time and almost always fail. Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" is always touted as one of the great existentialist satires of our time. Personally, I think he fails at it too. The book is considered a modern literary masterpiece. I didn't find it satisfying to read. Then why recommend it? It tells a compelling story of PTSD and war. It's a book th...
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Healthcare is not a Right and Government Can’t Run Your Life

This is not your slave
"What do you want to be when you grow up Billy?" "I want to be a doctor!" "Well, isn't that nice. If you work hard and keep your grades up, I bet you can do it." And so Billy does just that. Billy is driven by this idea of what he wants to be when he grows up. In high school he earns a place on the honor roll and a scholarship to university. He works heard to keep his GPA high and studies most...
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Health Insurance isn’t What the Left Thinks it is. What IS it then?

That's not how insurance works
Well, hello there everyone. I’m sure by now you have heard that the House of representatives has passed their Obamacare repeal and replace bill. I know you are just frantic wanting to know exactly what the big deal is. I’m here to tell you everything you need to know. Which is, absolutely nothing. Oh, before you tune out let me clarify that. What I mean to indicate is that for those of you who wis...
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