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Whatever They Want

The one thing that has really taken my relationship with my children to a more peaceful and prosperous level, is the commitment I've made to giving them what is theirs by virtue of their humanity, the right to do whatever they want, albeit with a few caveats. Let me explain.Read the rest at EVC.

The Voluntary Principle

As often as I reference the voluntary principle, the centerpiece of voluntaryism, you'd think I'd have written more on it specifically. Alas, nay, I have not. But I am here now to rectify that injustice to this most glorious of philosophies. First, let us look at a little history, and then, I'll define the voluntary principle and give my perspective in it's meaning, purpose, and application.Read the rest at EVC.

Morality and Voluntaryism

Morality is an idea that can be confusing. To some, morality is whatever their god says it is. To others, morality is what each person decides it is for themselves. And to still others, morality is a tool used by some to force their values onto others. But what if morality isn't any of these things? What if morality means something concrete, something objective? And if it does, what does it have to do with voluntaryism?Read the rest at EVC.

You Don't Really Have a Boss

Anarchism is the argument that rulers are illegitimate and immoral. Anarchists are those who oppose some people ruling over others. As a voluntaryist, I am also an anarchist. Some anarchists, however, also oppose hierarchy. Now obviously, if the "archy" that we are talking about is ruler-based, as in a state, then all anarchists are in agreement. But if the "archy" that we are talking about is not ruler-based, such as you find in a business firm in a free market, then all anarchists are not in agreement. I, for one, do not consider corporate hierarchy to be illegitimate or immoral. Here's why.Read the rest at EVC.

LPL - August 2014 Update

In August 2014, LPL sold 504 books across North America and Europe. Here are the top 5:
111 copies, For a New Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard44 copies, Principles of Economics - Carl Menger28 copies, The Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard22 copies, Economics for Real People - Gene Callahan20 copies, The Ethics of Liberty - Murray N. Rothbard LPL's all time top 5 bestsellers are:
For a New Liberty - Murray N. RothbardOur Enemy, the State - Albert Jay NockPrinciples of Economics - Carl MengerFascism vs. Capitalism - Lew RockwellThe Mystery of Banking - Murray N. Rothbard

What is the Point?

I've really been focused lately on the question, "What is the point?" as it regards life, and to some extent, eternity. Many have tried to answer that question with varying degrees of appeal, to me personally. Here are my musings on the topic.Read the rest at EVC.