Tag Archives: Freedom

Whiskey Wisdom: Fragmenting the Collective into Shards of Individuality that Positively Sparkle and Shine

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Hong Kong and Thanksgiving in America

On the eve of Thanksgiving in America, it is, I think, most appropriate to write about Hong Kong, and here is why I say so: How Laissez-Faire and Private Property Saved The Pilgrims Recently, when Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey voiced his excellent support of Hong Kong’s freedom demonstrations — “Fight for freedom,” he…

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PayPal & Pornhub

For about ten years now, every time the owner of some platform or another decides, for whatever reason, to change its terms, you’ll almost immediately hear a wild outcry for “justice,” followed by a backlash against “robbing people of their livelihood,” and then there often begins the predictable protests against “late-stage capitalism” and “unregulated markets”…

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The 4th of July & the True Meaning of Human Freedom and Independence

Independence is autonomy. It is the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is the freedom to express your own individuality. But what, finally, is freedom? Freedom, in its most fundamental form, has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It…

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What Is Independence?

Independence is autonomy. It’s the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is freedom. But what, finally, is freedom? In its fundamental form, freedom really has only one meaning: it’s the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It simply means that you are left alone. The…

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The Electric Tea Party Acid Test — by Zombie

Zombie, an anonymous San Francisco blogger and photographer whom I admire, recently wrote an article for Pajamas Media that echoes what I myself have been saying for years: the left/right, republican/democrat, conservative/liberal alternative is a false alternative, and those two ideologies are really just two sides of the same penny: the one espouses (nominal) economic…

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I, Pencil — By Leonard Read

What goes into the making of a single pencil? In 1958, Leonard E. Read asked himself that very question — and wrote an elegant explication: I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, have a profound lesson to teach. And I can teach this lesson better than can an automobile or an airplane or a…

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Howard Zinn: Freedom Versus Equality

Howard Zinn was born on August 24, 1922. He died January 27, 2010. Zinn taught Political Science at Boston University from 1964 until 1988; he was an American historian, of sorts, a self-proclaimed Marxist who, by his own admission, did not believe in objective history: I wanted my writing of history and my teaching of…

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