Showing results for tag "us-politics"

Should We “Abolish Billionaires”?

How the simple “Us” vs “Them” narrative serves to divide and conquer otherwise peaceful, cooperative individuals.

Government Shutdown Is the Best-Ever Argument for Privatization

How the government shutdown made the best ever argument for privatization.

Mr. Sociopath Goes to Washington

How do sociopaths survive while living in such defiance of natural law? The answer is that sociopaths write the civil laws. Evil finds its niche in the swamp of Washington politics and bureaucracy.

No Consent Given

Libertarianism: The radical notion that other people are not your property.

The Foxes Are in Charge of The Swamp

No situation is so hopeless… so absurd… or so disastrous that the feds can’t make it worse. No policy is too stupid… too counterproductive… or too corrupt that it can’t become the law of the land.

Thoughts on the Institution of Government

In case you have not guessed, I loathe governments. Since the beginning of history, they have been despicable organizations that attract the worst kinds of people — those who obey orders without regard to ethics.

The Need for Information Filtration

In generations past, information was provided by word of mouth, or through reading, either in a book, a letter or a periodical. It was a slow system, but it did have an advantage: information came in one item at a time, and people had an opportunity to chew on the new bit of information for a while and consider whether to accept it or not.

All This Fuss About A Fiat Dollar

Shortly after the founding of the United States, the Constitution made it clear that the government was not to be in the business of printing paper currency. What gave the Founding Fathers the keen insight to incorporate such an important point into such a fundamental document? Jeff Thomas explains.

The Problem With Political Parties

It should come as no surprise that many of our readers are independent-thinkers, exceptionally freedom-minded and fiercely libertarian. The smaller the government, the better so far as they are concerned. Indeed, some believe there should be no government at all. That said, today’s feature might be of interest to the entire spectrum of political persuasion even if for just a lark: a small government without parties – just independents (supposedly) working for their constituents rather than vested interests. Jeff Thomas explains…

Be Careful What You Wish For

At least when it comes to the media, Ron Paul has it rough. They started out by ignoring him but have now moved onto denigration and defamation of character. But how far will it all go? Jeff Thomas considers the possibilities, however extreme some may be…

The Political Party Illusion

Feudalism in the past has always been a dictatorship in which the common people (serfs) worked hard to provide for their overlord (the king), and sometimes had a little left over to provide for their own families. Today, things are different.

“Closed for Remodeling”

As readers will most likely know, the US Congress, in its decision to raise the debt limit of the federal government, chose to create a “Super Committee”, which would have a temporary job of determining $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next ten years. After appointing this committee, Congress went on vacation for a month. Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?

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