Ep. 10: Voluntaryism Revisited

If you’re having trouble conveying the ideas of libertarianism, anarchy, or anarcho-capitalism to your friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers, don’t give up.  Anarchy has a marketing problem and I believe the solution is a small shift in messaging toward Voluntaryism.  In this episode I continue the discussion of Voluntaryism and defend against a common objection. … read more

Bastiat, Rolling In His Grave

That familiar old question from the grocery clerk, “paper or plastic,” is quickly being replaced by a State-mandated “did you bring a reusable bag, or shall we punitively charge you for your evil plastic bags?”  Ok, I admit, that’s not exactly how a savvy grocery clerk would put it.  But nonetheless that’s the message that’s … read more

Ep. 9: Voluntaryism is the New Anarchy

When you were growing up, at some point in your life I can almost guarantee your parents said “we don’t hit people,” “don’t take that from him,” and “leave him alone.”  Neither you nor your parents knew it, but for the very first time you were being exposed to the idea of voluntaryism, the notion that … read more

Walter Williams on the Conspiracy of the Minimum Wage

Dr. Williams once again provides crystal-clear analysis about some unintended consequences of the State’s control of the price of labor. The most devastating and difficult-to-change economic conspiracy is the minimum wage law. The conspiratorial aspect of the law is that it prices all people out of the job market whose skills do not provide the … read more

Defending Voluntaryism

For those of us in the voluntaryist camp, it’s pretty often that we find ourselves defending our principles.  Almost without exception our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors will try to tell us how naive or ideological we’re being when we seek completely voluntary human interaction in society.  Some of the most frequent arguments we hear are … read more

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