10.1, Currency changes social pathology and the state

That the value of the currency fluctuates with such volatility is a sign of the unnaturalness of its cause. No people left to voluntary choice would choose as currency something that depreciated or appreciated with such speed. Aside from that, it is not a mere speculative question of causes. Those causes should take note of …

Investing under Bullies and Rare Earths

Here at Puritanical Libertarianism we reflect often on the conditions in which we find ourselves. Namely, we live under a regime that requires the acceptance of services (Defense, Dispute Arbitration/Courts, Social Security), determines the price for those services (taxation, regulation, licensure), and finally, the icing on the cake, the price structure is progressive (progressive is …

On state violence and increase in viciousness

The state educates in violence and viciousness. It educates in the sense of E1 and not E2 (On Education). The state displays in its activity, and it is that which is most essential to its activity such that it is that most remembered by those who interact with it. Now one might object that, in …

Defending the state

Often, after I have presented evidence that rape, assault, theft (taxation), fraud (currency debasement), murder and other such crimes are wrong, and in particular when I have shown my spotlight on that institution for which legitimacy is claimed for some of the above acts, and if my interlocutor has known me long enough to know …

On The State,War and Family

From Cogan (2017), The Cost of Good Intenions (pg. 158) “From 1945 to 1949, the number of public assistance recipients increased by more than 50 percent…the number of children on the welfare roles more than doubled.In 1934, four out of every five recipients of state mothers’ aid programs were the children of widows. By 1948, …

On existing near the state

We are living in a time dominated by the growth of the state. The growth has already taken place in the twentieth century and can be tracked by the rhetoric of crisis and the growth required (supposedly) to respond, however poorly. WW1, the New Deal, WW2, The Great Society, The Cold War and Wars against …

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. …

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 …

5.14, The Lie Continued

This puritanical libertarian operates under the following presuppositions: first, virtue is best. Second, liberty is a presupposition of virtue. I will argue for neither. Take them or leave them. From those points I examine the words of the sages and the moral judgments handed down. Hammurabi’s Code and the later Hebrew Ten Commandments prohibit “bearing …

On the ultimate temptation to monopoly of currency

The territorial monopoly on decision making (from here on state) lives parasitically off of the production of those citizens it can keep. As productive citizens seek to escape the parasitism the state seeks expansion. It inevitably runs into other competing states. Taxation and regulation have this naturally repellent force. It is happening right now under …