Tag Archives: Freedom

The 7 Degrees of Crony Capitalism

“I favor capitalism, not crony capitalism” is a common refrain I hear among conservatives or the type of mainstream libertarians whose idea of a free society is simply the current system minus the welfare state, when pushed. This is the … Continue reading

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The Keystone Pipeline is Big Government

Recently, approval for the completion of the fourth phase of the controversial XL Keystone Pipeline was put to a vote in the Senate but was fell one yes vote short of winning.  All the Republicans in the Senate voted for … Continue reading

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In Defence of My Government Neutrality / Full Liability Position on GMO Crops

I have previously discussed my position on the issue of genetically engineered foods and genetic engineering on this site. Readers of this blog as well as people who know me personally are familiar with my position, but apparently it is … Continue reading

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No, John Stewart and Daniel Schulman: The Koch Brothers are Corporatists, not Libertarians

I recently watch and enjoyed this video of John Stewart interviewing Daniel Schulman, the author of “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty“. As a result of watching the interview I am now … Continue reading

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Objections to Patents and Copyrights

Patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and other forms of so called “intellectual property” are simply government granted monopolies. If others can use an idea, that you claim credit for, they should be allowed to compete with you. One does not need … Continue reading

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Should Corporations Exist?

Corporations are arguably the dominant form of organization in modern society. They make most of what we own, and chances are that you currently work for one or have worked for one in the past. In the modern capitalist economy … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sexual Favors in the Work Place

In my previous post on the issue of prostitution, and how we all pay for sex, I argued that I am fine with the right of individuals engaging in sexual activities in exchange for money. I stated that “I see … Continue reading

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