Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation, is at it again, this time on Twitter (@KatrinaNation). This morning she tweeted: “Ginning up IRS story to make government seem like oppressor fits into Right’s decades-long narrative. Government for common good is needed.” Pssssh. That America has ever had government for common good is one of those
The American medical system is corrupt, ineffective and unnecessarily costly. These outcomes are due to state violence on behalf of the politically connected elite (namely private insurers, physicians, pharmaceutical and medical device companies). Artificial scarcity, price-gouging, misallocation of research funding and the suppression of alternative (non-patentable) therapies can be ameliorated by revoking state-conferred elite privilege
Knapp: The only thing “libertarian” I can find in it is Levy’s claim to be one.
Matonis: Bitcoin is not a governmental instrument of legal tender that requires regulatory legitimacy and coercion by law in order to gain acceptance.
Tuccille: I may need five minutes alone with the American public, however, since many of my countrymen apparently think it’s “unfair” that other people have more money than them — and they want the government to give them some of what the other guy has.
Richman: This is not paranoia. It’s a recognition of the dynamics of demagogic politics.
Knapp: Is Bitcoin the end of political government? No, but it’s part of the beginning of the end of political government.
Trevor Hultner: La solución al problema del secuestro de patentes no es “regularlo” con medidas erróneas o pasos a medias en la “dirección correcta”.
Hultner: The solution to the problem of patent trolling is not to “regulate” it with faulty measures and half-steps in the “right direction.”
Se os trabalhadores parassem de jogar pelas regras dos patrões e adotassem uma estratégia de guerra de guerrilha plena, os patrões implorariam para que assinássemos um contrato.
Não acredite naquela de que os funcionários do estado “trabalham para nós.” Dê uma olhada onde eles trabalharam antes de entrar no “serviço público” e veja para onde eles irão depois disso. Adivinhe só: Eles estão trabalhando lá, também, já agora.
Embora os políticos prometam repetidamente proteger a saúde pública, de há muito eles usam poder coercitivo para aumentar os custos médicos, sacrificando a saúde pública em benefício de lucros privados.
Kevin Carson: If labor stopped playing by the bosses’ rules and adopted a strategy of full-blown guerrilla warfare, the bosses would be begging us to sign a contract.
Carson: Don’t fall for the line that state functionaries “work for us.” Take a look at where they worked before they entered “public service” and watch where they go back to afterward. Guess what? They’re working there right now, too.
Kevin Carson: Sigh. There you have it. Just about every single cliche from the Art Schlesinger historical mythology, condensed into one short passage for your convenience.
Dave Hummels: How to own the law enforcement agencies that you are paying for.
Nathan Goodman: While politicians repeatedly promise to protect public health, they have long used coercive power to raise medical costs, sacrificing public health for private profits.
–How Will a Free Society Come, and How Will It Operate? by Celia B. Whitehead and Ross Winn,
D’Amato: Government doesn’t protect us from monopolists; it empowers them to eat us alive.
Cualquier libro de texto de Economía le enseña a uno que los monopolios son malos.