Three ads this week. We always have three ads.
Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, A.X. Perez, Robert Sheets, and Michael Bradshaw
by L. Neil Smith
In recent weeks, I have been undergoing repairs to the damage to
my teeth that is a result of having been diabetic for a quarter of a century. The
work -- and recovery process -- have been remarkably painful, although, with the help
of prescription medicines, I have been trying to work in spite of the pain. I don't
know how well I've done. I most regret having "suddenly" fallen out correspondence
with several good people. I do know that when the pain was gone, and I could stop taking
the narcotics, I slept around the clock for pretty much two days in a row. I would never
have gone into all this, except that it started me thinking about the effect that pain
must undoubtedly have had on history.
Hans-Hermann Hoppe and the Political Equivalent of Nuclear Fusion
by Sean Gabb
I have been invited to contribute a chapter to
this book of appreciations of Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Now, he is a
person of forbidding achievements. He has made important
contributions to economics, to political theory, to law, and to
epistemology, among much else. He is also a person of much
organisational ability, and the conferences he runs at Bodrum for
his Property and Freedom Society have rapidly established
themselves as one of the high points in the libertarian calendar.
The 47% Aren't Really The Problem. Its The 53% That Are REALLY Causing The Trouble!
by Neale Osborn
No, I didn't roll over and become a useless fucking socialist. I mean it. The
problem is people paying taxes. We need to stop it from occuring anymore. Taxes are the lifeblood
of government. Taxes enable the government to buy votes from certain groups. Taxes enable government
to spend money to regulate our lives. Taxes enable the government to "provide services" that
"everybody needs", which they then use to buy even more votes AND justify even more taxes. In other
words, to justify their existence.
by Kent McManigal
I despise the bogus concept of "officer safety". What a completely
disgusting justification for anything some corrupt cop (redundancy alert) wants to do
to you. Why would a reaver's safety be more important than mine or anyone else's? Why
shouldn't I be able to disarm and cuff any cop I encounter as a safety precaution? You
know, just until I ascertain that he is not a threat to me or to anyone else ("the public")?
Who is actually more likely to shoot whom? Well, check out the statistics for yourself.
On "Gangsoops, Stopas, Level, i.e.,s, Brochureas, Lefties, Jihadics,
Tyranniesideases, (and) Anywhichwayes"
Or, A Bit of Harshness for Ol' Dave
by Michael Bradshsaw
Sandwiched between two bits of discussion of Mr. Childs and his change of
heart on the subject of anarchy (and George and Ronald's comments thereon), its practicality
and moral comparison to the rule of a state, Mr. Brown wanders afield into his own value
judgments on the moral virtue of aggressive violence as embodied in political states. He very
adroitly combines the above with his utter abhorrence of political freedom and the vile and
disgusting act of leaving other people alone.
The Poisoned Dish
by A.X. Perez
It is interesting to note that for all practical purposes poverty is a
result of four things in America: education, single parent family status, and immigration,
and employment. It is also to be noted that nanny state policies tend to encourage single
parent families and unemployment.
by L. Neil Smith
Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea (six words with which it's
always good to begin an essay about recreational drugs) the distinguished authors
of the massive novel Illuminatus! compared the preferred self-medicating
substances of two consecutive American generations.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 200
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 200 of a weekly cartoon series.