Vices and Virtues of Tradition

The process of growth and self-improvement for the individual is to a large extent dependent on following the tracks of others who have come further in life. Early childhood is highly reliant on such imitation, to learn how to walk, speak, read, etc., and likewise must one in many cases seek out help from professionals … Continue reading Vices and Virtues of Tradition

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Why Socialism Leads to Totalitarianism and Vice Versa

Despite the horrific experience with Socialism across the world throughout the 20th century, the doctrine still maintains plenty of followers and has been growing especially since the Great Recession. "It wasn't real Socialism," they proclaim. While the Statist Socialists, most of whom call themselves "Democratic Socialists", contend that their system could work as long as … Continue reading Why Socialism Leads to Totalitarianism and Vice Versa

On Natural and Artificial Hierarchies

Except for the belief that the State ought not to exist, not much agreement can be settled across different factions of Anarchism. Self-proclaimed Anarchists often cannot even concur about what the foundational principles behind Anarchism really are. While "Anarcho-Capitalists" or "free market Anarchists" claim that one only needs to believe the State shouldn't exist (or … Continue reading On Natural and Artificial Hierarchies

Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?

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?

What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society

As a Minarchist commonly engaging with Anarcho-Capitalist people and ideas online, a common theme they appear often to get challenged on is people pointing to Somalia as an illustration of how an Anarchist society looks in practice. The objection tends to come in a variety of “If you like Anarchism so much, why don’t you … Continue reading What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society

Causes to the Reduction of Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution

This article was originally published on Medium. The industrial revolution can be thought of as the starting point of how the modern world has ended up. Prosperity worldwide has skyrocketed [1] and life expectancy has doubled [2] in most countries since its advent. The period has nonetheless generally gotten a negative image among many today, … Continue reading Causes to the Reduction of Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution