An important reason for why possibly a majority today justify or at least put up with having a monopoly of force with the power to tax them and restrict their freedoms is the perception that "the State is us", so to speak. We all have the possibility to try to convince a majority of the … Continue reading Hoppe on the Problems with Democracy and the Monopoly of Force
Can you list up all the ways that the world has improved since the Industrial Revolution? I think one hardly can, though one could get very far trying. We're enjoying living standards that were unimaginable to the people of the 19th century: twice as high life expectancy; an abundance of new goods and services that … Continue reading Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?
I wrote an article last month entitled "What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society" to address the common argument of people pointing to Somalia as "proof" that a stateless society doesn't work, and that those who favor a stateless society should move there to see how … Continue reading Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One