Letters to the Editor
from Simon Jester, A.X. Perez, Eric Kiesler, Marc V. Ridenour,
L. Neil Smith, John Taylor, and Curt Howland
The Money of Your Choice
by L. Neil Smith and Rylla Cathryn Smith
It should be abundantly clear by now that government-issued
"fiat" money (so called because of the Biblical use of a Latin term that means
"let there be")paper currency, plastic or junk metal coins, and what might
be called "magic wand credit" with nothing of actual, intrinsic, tangible value
to support ithas been an unmitigated disaster for everyone, everywhere,
except for corrupt politicians and certain of their pet mercantilists.
by Paul Bonneau
Sometimes I think the whole human world is built on faith.
It's not surprising really, since faith is a mechanism for making sense of a
world that often makes little sense.
The New Idol
by Friedrich Nietzsche
Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us,
my brothers: here there are states.
How Do You Divorce Your Government?
by Russell D. Longcore
Our marriage started out great. There we were... she and me
against the world. We got busy and created a marriage that the whole world envied.
Bunches of people tried to emulate our happiness. Our happy marriage lasted for years.
The Private Sector
by Sean Gangol
About a year ago Congress investigated the accusations of
steroid abuse among Major League Baseball players. Whether steroid use is
rampant in professional baseball is irrelevant to me. Since I have never been
much of a baseball fan, I could hardly care less if Roger Clemens or Mark McGwire
ever used steroids. What concerns me the most about the congressional hearings on
steroids abuse is that no one seemed to question what authority the government had
in conducting the hearings.
by Don Childers
Dear Babby, A dear friend of mine has been married to the same
worthless lout forever. She's miserable in the relationship, and of course that
means I hear all the messy details.
Making Democracy Work
by Paul Bonneau
OK, I'm already waiting for the Bronx cheers on this one. Who
doesn't have their own collection of Menckenalia on this? "The purest form of
democracy is the lynch mob." "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship
of jackals by jackasses." Some libertarians go so far as to praise monarchy.
Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 12 of a weekly cartoon series.