Better off Stateless: Somalia before and after government collapse Author: Peter T. Leeson George Mason University. MSN 3G4. Fairfax, VA 22031), USA Received 22 May 2007; revised 30 September 2007 Could anarchy be good for Somalia’s development? If state predation goes unchecked government may not only fail to add to social welfare, but can actually […]
This is merely being published in order to get it translated into English. Once completed and passed on to some who may have interest in this, it will be removed from noruler.net. The original largely German text, from an email thread, will be attached by adding to the end of this post. Dear Lord Mayor […]
For too long now, the American people have allowed themselves to be persuaded that the government’s job is to take care of us: to feed us, clothe us, house us, educate us, raise our children, heal our infirmities, manage our finances, protect us from our enemies, guard us against all dangers (real and imaginary), and provide for our every need.
Where Americans go wrong is in failing to recognize that there’s always a catch to such devil’s bargains purportedly carried out for the good of all society.
Collectivism is the gas leak. As long as we accept a political system built on the assumption that office holders will be honorable and that it is good that they should direct our lives, we shall forever be victims of the predator class. Only fools would create a political system that depends on “confidence in man”.
When we have an over-inflated tire, we know that over-inflation will cause a Blowout, while deflation results in a flat tire – those are clear and simple definitions which don’t require a genius to understand. Driving on a flat tire will destroy the tire and the rim will soon follow. One would think that even a bureaucrat would grasp that, but we can only imagine that’s “too simple”.
“The Real War On Science” by John Tierney; we are not sure of who he really is! extracted from http://www.onepoliticalplaza.com/t-88477-1.html by Voice of Reason:“This is an excellent (if somewhat long) read. I particularly liked the part showing how leftist psychological studies are carried out in order to perpetuate the myth that conservatives are evil… Another […]
Politics and religion are highly interesting topics; but unlike other interesting topics, such as science, we don’t need to appeal to authorities when defending our basic beliefs in these fields. We can think for ourselves from the ground up in politics and religion, and when we do—when we actually take the time and effort needed to arrive at reasonable beliefs in politics and religion—the results may qualify as legitimate accomplishments in which we should take pride.