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Response to Thomas Picketty and Mises' "The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality" by Andrew B. Wilson

I recently had the pleasure of reading this essay at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute website. While I agree with at least some of the general gist of the piece I found the parts I disagreed with worthy of commenting on. 1,336 more words


The one question political quiz

It is ok to use violence or the threat of violence to force my peaceful neighbor to do as I say:

a) whenever I want… 23 more words

My Marijuana Proposal: Legalize the Black Market

I am happy to see various states going forward with legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana. I believe cannabis and various other drugs should be available to anyone wishing to use them. 378 more words


Political questions

Would you approach your neighbor, who is harming no one, and use physical force to make them do what you demand? Would you hire some random guy off the street to threaten them?  22 more words

Because of The Dougy Center

Last week marked a milestone in my involvement with The Dougy Center. After six years on the board of directors, I attended my last board meeting. 811 more words


Democracy Journal: Opinion: Mike Konczal: "The Voluntarism Society Myth": The Advantages of a Public/Private Social Insurance System

Private Charity

Democracy Journal: Opinion: Mike Konczal: The Voluntarism Fantasy

I was waiting to read from Mike Konczal in his piece some call for nationalizing private charity and completely nationalizing private charity all together and giving the Federal Government complete control over the charity system in the United States. 337 more words

War On Poverty

Objections to Patents and Copyrights

Patents, copyrights and trade secrets, and other forms of so called “intellectual property” are simply government granted monopolies. If others can use an idea you claim credit for as well as you can, they should be allowed to compete with you. 896 more words