On Voluntary Outlawery

Herbert Spencer’s Social Static is one of the earliest (1851!) and clearest non-consequentialist arguments in favor of the abolition of aggression (including that by the state)and thus the protection of liberty. The argument for the principle of equal liberty is worth consideration, but I will save it. For now I want to entice the seeker …

Argument for privatization

OBJECTION to liberty: “But, people are bad. People will lie, steal, assault.” Yes to consideration of lying, stealing and assaulting. But not only in the free market. Any market. Choice: EITHER ,those who have needs and can manipulate decide to trade with a provision for dispute arbitration (voluntarily agreed to by trading parties), OR those who …

The elements of production whether moral or material

The producer needs an end. The end should be an addition to the good and not a detraction. The producer needs a means to the end. This takes shape as policy, strategy, steps, rules for action. The producer needs suitable material. This is stuff, and this is tools. The producer needs freedom to move and …