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Enemies of the State, in Memoriam

This (and every) Memorial Day, I would like to reverse its purpose from a day of remembrance for those whose lives were lost while in service to the state, to a day of remembrance for those whose lives the state took, or in other words, those who were honorably and nobly called, the enemies of the state.Read the rest at EVC.

What Do You Tolerate?

Since I wrote my column on intolerance and voluntaryism, I've been thinking a lot about the beliefs, attitudes, practices, and actions that I tolerate on a day to day basis. That's something that's proven painful to think about, because I seem to tolerate more than I'd really like to. Let me explain.Read the rest at EVC.

Thick Voluntaryism, Thin Libertarianism

While voluntaryism sprung from libertarianism, it has become a philosophy all it's own thanks to Carl Watner's development of the voluntary principle, "that all human relations should happen voluntarily, or not at all." This thickening of voluntaryism brought in such ideas as eschewing the political process, nonviolent resistance, and opposing not only physical coercion, but social coercion also. I think this "thick voluntaryism" is required by the voluntary principle. But what about so-called "thick libertarianism"?Read the rest at EVC.

Control and Rebellion

"Teenage rebellion" is a seemingly natural phase of a young human's life. But is it really? What about political rebellion? Is that also a natural phase of, I guess you could say, the life of society? Let's dissect rebellion, and perhaps that will lead us toward answering these questions.Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - April 2014 Update

In April 2014, LPL sold 499 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5:
80 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard35 copies, The Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard30 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger30 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock19 copies, Economics for Real People - Gene Callahan LPL's all time top 5 bestsellers are:
914 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard554 copies, Our Enemy, the State - Albert Jay Nock432 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger374 copies, Fascism vs. Capitalism - Lew Rockwell266 copies, The Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard