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Today I talk with Roderick about his 2013 blog post “Eudaimonism and Non-Aggression,” one of many early 2010s blog posts across the libertarian ecosystem debating the pros and cons of the non-aggression principle, or NAP. As usual, Roderick thinks both sides make some good points, but ultimately lands on the side of the NAP. Though…
Christian Britschgi’s Lack of Object Permanence
At Reason, Christian Britschgi (“Do Not Under Any Circumstances Nationalize Greyhound”) celebrates America’s “extensive network of private, for-profit (and profitable) intercity bus services primarily serving lower-income people” as “a great example of how the free market can provide an essential service without public subsidies.” There are a lot of questionable, or outright ahistorical, assumptions implicit…
Every Accusation of Economic Illiteracy Is a Confession of Historical Illiteracy
Capitalism Is Still Closer to Caesar Than to God
Eric Boehm’s “Award-Winning” Article
Taxation is Theft: An Anarchist Guide to Taxation
“Tax the rich” is an all too common refrain on the left which, thanks to left unity, has even been echoed by many self-proclaimed anarchists. “Taxation is theft” on the other hand is a slogan many anarchists are hesitant to repeat due to its association with right-libertarians despite it being far more consistent with anarchist…
The “Who” (not “What”)
Might Doesn’t Determine Right…
Funding Worker Cooperatives: A Solution
An Orientalist History of Transmisogyny
The latest success in trans publishing is Jules Gill-Peterson’s A Short History of Trans Misogyny. Released at a time of global backlash to trans rights in a coalition bringing together figures as varied as J.K. Rowling and Javier Milei, it purports to analyze the origins of a world in which hatred of transfemininity has become…
Book Review: It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism
Review: African Anarchism – The History of a Movement
Earthseed for Anarchists
The Rentier Economy, Vulture Capital, and Enshittification
  The Rentier Economy, Vulture Capital, and Enshittification   There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trunks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of…
Karl Hess: A Life on the (Right) Left (and Right)
Intellectual Property: A Libertarian Critique — 2nd Edition (2009, 2023)
The Undeclared Condominium: The USSR As Partner in a Conservative World Order