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Why Property Rights Are Absolute, but Contracts Are Not

Blog08/13/2020

Because each person's control over his own body and will are inalienable, no person can be held to any sort of slavery "contract" even if all parties once agreed on it.

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Albert Jay Nock, Radical

BiographiesU.S. History

Blog08/10/2020

Nock despised plutocratic conservatism, and rightly saw Herbert Hoover as the embodiment of this point of view. Above all, Albert Jay Nock hated militarism and intervention in foreign wars.

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Are Universities Finished?

Higher education in America today is in a crisis. The diversity thought police pounce on anyone who offers the slightest resistance to them.

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The "Old" vs. the "New" Liberalism

Blog07/08/2020

The enemies of the system of free enterprise paid liberalism an unintended compliment when they applied the name "liberal" to their own creed, historically the opposite of what liberalism stood for from the start.

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How Historians Changed the Meaning of "Liberalism"

Political Theory

Blog07/02/2020

Liberalism was the most popular and influential ideology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. So, every new socialist and authoritarian movement defined itself as "liberal" to capitalize on liberalism's popularity and importance.

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The Fallacy of the Equation of Exchange

Money and Banking

Blog06/17/2020

The assumption that an exchange presumes some sort of equality has been a delusion of economic theory since Aristotle.

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Riots: Not Fun nor Profit for the Rest of Us

ProgressivismMedia and CultureThe Police State

Riots are not the answer to police abuse. The answer lies in making drastic reforms to how police agencies function, up to and including privatization. Contrary to the popular narrative, it's not just nonwhites who are in danger. We're all targets of the state's enforcers.

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War for Hong Kong?

The United States has been trying to provoke China into a conflict for years. But Americans benefit far more from peace with China. We shouldn't fall for the state's latest hate campaign against foreigners.

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