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Muh roads

Reproducing a nice, pithy argument from the man, Robert Higgs:

Muh roads!

The orthodox argument for the necessity of government provision comes from the neoclassical economists, who maintain that the free-rider problem will prevent the creation of such projects.

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Liberty Is Diverse

A recent discussion about public schooling versus private schooling prompted this post. Going towards a free market in education may not necessarily mean all schools become more ‘relaxed’ in terms of rules,  because in a truly free market, freedom of association is… 351 more words


"What if we tried a libertarian society but then regressed back to the state?"

I can understand this type of concern, but I think it is kind of misunderstanding the problem to begin with. The problem is not necessarily that a government exists now, it is that an overwhelming number of people believe in the… 331 more words


"Don't conflate lawmaking with violence"

The task of a libertarian is to show other people:

  1. why they are not consistent in the way they view the state’s actions and actions done by an individual…
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Like a Child

Why is the world run amok? I mean not only the total societal collapse of all things decent, but rather the loss of sociability with one another. 448 more words


Bias towards the seen: how politicians exploit you

Few people have a good understanding of Frederic Bastiat’s “That which is unseen” concept, which could be alternately understood as foregone resources. Fewer still will go on to consistently apply this thinking to real world government projects. 294 more words