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February 06, 2006
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Preventing Tragedy - A Free Market Analysis of Abortion
Abortion is always a tragedy, and one of the saddest occurrences on this earth. Government ‘solutions’ are also always disastrous, and so it is hard to understand how combining a tragedy with a disaster can create any kind of positive solution. Mixing arsenic with mercury does not solve the problem of poison – and combining […]
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January 30, 2006
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Chainsaw Surgery: Using the State to Help the Poor
So you want to help the poor. After gazing at pictures of homeless men living in cardboard boxes under the shadows of skyscrapers, you’ve been struck with the urge to expand the welfare state, just a little more, to even things out. Or you’ve seen pictures of sad-faced women abandoned by men and ringed with […]
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January 23, 2006
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War, Profit and the State
It has been often said that war is the health of the State – but the argument could also be made that the reverse is more true: that the State is the health of war. In other words, that war – the greatest of all human evils – is impossible without the State. The great […]
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January 10, 2006
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Welfare and the Argument from Morality
In my last article on www.lewrockwell.com, I used the argument from morality to approach the problem of health care. Today I would like to show how it can be used to prove the immorality of welfare. We’ll be as kind as possible and define welfare as the redistribution of money and resources from the rich […]
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January 03, 2006
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False Forgiveness
This weekend, my wife asked me my opinion of a particular chapter in a ‘self help’ book she was reading. I did so, and was suitably horrified, because although I know that the world is in terrible shape, and everyone seems to believe false things, I can still be shocked. The basic gist of the […]
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January 03, 2006
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How Will We Win? (or: what will the weather be like in 2015?)
All freedom-lovers hunger for an answer to a basic and seemingly-essential question: when will we win? When will the headlong rush of State power be arrested – let alone reversed? We can we begin the process of exploring just how little violence is needed in a free society? The odds are formidable, of course. The […]
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January 03, 2006
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The Argument from Morality in Action: The Right to Health Care
Those who have read my recent series of articles on LewRockwell.com know that I believe that libertarians can achieve great success by using the argument from morality. This argument demands that those who propose moral theories must prove that those theories are both consistent, universal and absolute. Since the only way to know the difference […]
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November 29, 2005
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Forget The Argument From Efficiency
For three main reasons, freedom can never be won by arguing for economic efficiency. Such efficiency is always debatable, inevitably rests on technical details obscure to most people, and is one of the topics most subject to government misinformation. In Canada, arguing that a free market will produce lower costs in health care, for instance, […]
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November 29, 2005
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Freedom's Failure: A Theory of Cause and Effect
By any objective standard, the freedom movement has, over the past fifty years – if not the entire history of mankind – been an utter and complete failure. More than fifty years after the publication of seminal works clinching the case against State control, the power of the State continues to grow. State control remains […]
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November 28, 2005
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The Argument From Morality (or, how we will win...)
At the end of my article "Forget the Argument from Efficiency," I promised to write about the argument from morality – which is also, in my view, how we will win – and so here it is.The argument from morality is the most powerful tool in any freedom-lovers arsenal – but also the most personally […]
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