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Tiananmen Square

Three T’s of China: Tiananmen Square

"It is important to see Tiananmen as a reminder of the slippery slope of rampant statism; that the state can and will do whatever it takes to secure its interests at the expense of the people’s freedoms and even their lives."
Stock Market

Dominos Tipping Toward Financial Crisis

"Yes, the stock market is going up now... just like it did right before the 2007 market crash. And by March 2009 it had lost 54% of that value. History is repeating itself."
Tibet

Three T’s of China: Tibet

"The issue with Tibet is that China is the crazy girlfriend that will not let go. She still considers them a couple while everyone else knows it’s more complicated and really shouldn’t continue."
communism

What They Still Get Wrong About Communism

"Communism and socialism require a massive state with coercion to achieve it's ideal of the state "withering away", but it is inconvenient for modern leftists to acknowledge that their ideas initially need to be forced to be implemented… and even when that happens, they miserably fail."
Guilt

Morality and Guilt in Modern Politics

"One of the things I find refreshing about libertarianism is that it doesn't make you feel as if you need to control others because of your own moral failures and guilt."
Utopian

Anarchy Will Not Be Utopian

"We need to start understanding the differences between something being preferential and it being perfect. Anarchy is neither utopian nor perfect, and that’s exactly the point."

How radical should we be?

“You’ve gotta find what you love, and let it kill you”-Kinky Friedman Being radical is neither bad nor good in and of itself. To identify...
Bad political views

Why Reasonable People Have Bad Political Views

"Have you ever wondered why so many people have such bad political views? Why is it we all seem to have that extended family member who thinks they have the answer to every political question (despite dubious credentials)? More than almost any other topic, political opinions are prone to over-confidence."
Banks

Deregulating The Banks: What Libertarians and Socialists Can Support

"One issue that both the Misesian and Proudhonian varieties can use to promote freedom is the deregulation of the banking industry."
Flat tax

The Flat Tax: Realistic Libertarian Goals

"One idea persists that may allow substantial progress towards increased economic freedom in America: the flat tax."

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