On reason and the impossible

Here this puritanical libertarian wishes to remind himself and any who read that justification is not impossible, that reason does speak (and indeed reason is indistinguishable from the god), and that there is a test that even a human animal can use to vet the speech of any who claims reason. If one finds that …

On the justification of aggression

One effort at justification that this puritanical libertarian is regularly engaged in is seeking to convinced those enamored by the state to consider whether enamored is worthwhile. There is so much about the human animal, captured most by the insatiability of animal want (demand), that is tempted to seek security of satisfaction at any cost. …

On Taking Advice and Help

No advice should be offered to he who wants to pass off responsibility for the acceptance of advice. He is not looking for advice but for blame. No help should be accepted from he who offers, without the helped taking responsibility for the judgment that it is help. Then, if that which was judged help …

Killing prosperity and living with predators

The state is a killer. Evidence? Jack Ma in China. The seven hundred wealthiest Americans targeted by newly unveiled Democratic Billionaire Tax. Here’s what you do in either case, whether in America or China. You identify those individuals that others have voluntarily traded with the most, and instead of affirming the signal given by such …

6.7, Right of Disassociation as Test for Liberty

We approach the crux of the matter. We approach the ultimate test for verification of property rights wherein lies the ultimate test for liberty and all of its fruits. The fruits? Social harmony, health, civilization, cooperation, family, wealth, virtue. How can I be so sure and so offensively brief? Out of the following: all of …

9.2, Melville and the Poetic Praised

From a letter from one of the great American poets to another. From Melville while he is still birthing Moby Dick to Hawthorne, his friend. “My development has been all within a few years past. I am like one of those seeds taken out of the Egyptian Pyramids, which, after being three thousand years a …

9.1, On the Value of the Poetic and Literal

The logical, the mathematical, the economic (praxeology) are, and must be, technical, precise and clear. And there is much in promises (contracts) that is improved by a an employment of the precise and clear in meaning. But, it would be wrong to take this sphere of meaning as the everything. It is literally everything. But …

6.6, Disassociation and law

The power of disassociation is hidden from view in our day. Forced association is prominent and gaining explicit visibility. “The enforcers of the land demand you hire me!”; “The enforcers of the land demand you produce a cake for me!”; “The enforcers of the land demand you accept this jab of toxins from me!”; “The …

6.5, Disassociation and Fear of -isms.

I have loosely tied the right to be racist or sexist in attitudes (not in attack or aggression) with reflections on four maybe-sages (Laotzu, Buddha, Socrates, Jesus). This right to be racist or sexist (or any other -ist one wants to add) is a part of the right to associate and disassociate. Often the reaction …

On Money and Currency and Fear and Trembling

Money, the status achieved by a commodity so tradeable and widely valued that it is universally tradeable and acceptable as payment for anything because it can be offered for payment of anything. Whether anything achieves this status in any measure of time and space (history) is a matter of the particularities of that time and …