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Do We Consent to Government by Refusing to Emigrate?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2019

John Locke was ridiculed for suggesting that people "consent" to their government by not emigrating. Hume suggested this theory could be used to claim consent for even the most outrageous tyrants.

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Did Debt Exist Before Money? It Doesn't Matter

Monetary Theory

We should rewrite our textbook accounts to include the possibility of credit preceding a common medium of exchange and call it inter-temporal barter.

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