Tag Archives: Murray Rothbard

Video: This Is What Evictionism Looks Like

Video: This Is What Evictionism Looks Like
One of the biggest problems plaguing libertarian philosophy is the issue of abortion. There are several divides on the issue, including the classic “is it a person?” question, but most people with a modicum of intellectual integrity abandon this at some early point in the pregnancy. One solution to this for libertarian abortion advocates is to say that the parents incur no positive obligation to the child by creating it. Murray Rothbard talked about this in Ethics of Liberty, and Walter
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Reality as a Prerequisite of Liberty

Reality as a Prerequisite of Liberty
Prior to getting into libertarianism, I never much thought about the existence of an objective reality. I always took it for granted that, the universe exists regardless of our perceptions, and our perceptions of it were just the means by which to interact with it. When I first began reading Murray Rothbard, Ayn Rand, and Ludwig von Mises, I was thus utterly confused at how much time they spent explaining that reality existed. As I got more involved in libertarian circles,
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Some Garbage Podcast EP030 – Cantwell is a Statist Sellout

Some Garbage Podcast EP030 - Cantwell is a Statist Sellout
Ha! Did you guys hear Cantwell sold out? Yeah, he went full on statist dude. Totally jumped the shark. He started off with those stupid “anarcho-lobbyist” videos begging his political masters for his freedom, then he joined the Libertarian Party. I always knew he was a fake anarchist. Fuck that guy. Everybody knows that voting is violence. It’s just plain common sense that government is the problem, and thus cannot be the answer. We don’t even need to question this
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I Hate The State

The last couple of weeks have been kind of amazing. In between getting my new home and studio set up, I have taken some time to study some older episodes of libertarian infighting. I find myself, as I often do, sympathizing with Murray Rothbard, who was no stranger to controversy himself. Like me, Rothbard found himself at odds with other libertarians because of a very principled view of libertarianism rooted in Austrian economics, the deviance from which, seems to almost

Antonio Buehler Cosigns Reisenwitz Attack on Paul, Rockwell

Peaceful Streets Project founder, Antonio Buehler, has wholeheartedly endorsed the racial hysteria recently provoked by Cathy Reisenwitz. Reisenwitz tweeted that American libertarians were “super racist” and specifically targeted her attacks on such movement leaders as Murray Rothbard, Ron Paul, and Lew Rockwell, and others. Reisenwitz has since apologized for the baseless allegations, but Buehler seems to think the slander is still a thing worthy of pursuit. Nevermind the fact that Reisenwitz said all these people have had “racist comments attributed

Consider The Implications of “Thick Libertarian” Strategy

“Thick Libertarian” Strategy Doesn’t Help Libertarianism. Leftists, now shying from that term and its negative antipropertarian connotations, and calling themselves “thick libertarians“, tell us that we must “expand” our philosophy. They tell us we must do this, because that will make our radical movement more popular. They tell us there’s a lot of grey area in the voluntary vs. coercive spectrum. That if we don’t catch up with the times and start treating people special because of their race and

On Evictionism, and Abortion

In the history of libertarian theory, a number of absolutely abhorrent ideas have been proposed as “the” libertarian ideal on parental rights and responsibility. Everything from partial birth abortion, to “evictionism”, to assault, to letting children starve to death, and beyond. It is absolutely sickening for me, one who is not easily offended, much less made queasy, some of the things libertarians have attempted to justify in this particular field of libertarian thinking. I can only imagine how it comes

The Proportionality of Force Doctrine is Madness

In recent and not so recent controversy surrounding the question of force, the question of proportionality often comes up. In a recent article I discussed some extreme examples, mostly for fun, but let’s take a closer look at the question of proportionality of force. Surely others have opined on the subject, but in pursuance to my discussion on Free Talk Live last night, let’s take a look at Rothbard’s “Punishment and Proportionality” where Murray writes, “Thus, it should be quite
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