Bionic Mosquito
Bionic Mosquito
Some talking head on CNBC, when referring to Ron Paul, called him a “mosquito.” My reaction – if he is a “mosquito”, he is a pretty powerful one. Hence the name…. More about me, with contact information, here:

The Revolutionary Essence of the State

The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom, by Robert Nisbet The argument of this book is that the single most decisive influence upon Western social organization has been the rise and development of the centralized territorial state. You will get no argument from me. But why? What influences brought […]

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Antonio Gramsci Libertarians

I continue on my exploratory journey of various hyphenated libertarians.  Working through all that was required to write my most recent post on this topic was most helpful to me in this regard. I offer again my summary thoughts from this post, regarding self-identified “left-libertarians”: This social agenda need not be embraced by all who […]

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An Adult Enters the Room

A Libertarian Theory of Free Immigration, by Jesús Huerta de Soto …libertarian doctrine traditionally declared itself, with no qualifications or reservations, in favor of the principle of complete freedom of emigration and immigration. From the title of his essay and this sentence in the opening paragraph, I approached this piece with some caution – given […]

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I Love Hans Hoppe!

NO! NOT THAT WAY!  If that’s what I meant, he would have to “physically remove” me from his (virtual) neighborhood! I love his intellect, the way he creates the dots that he thereafter connects, his directness, and his very dry and wonderfully refined sense of humor. It was Hans Hoppe (more precisely, someone who challenged […]

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Harvey Weinstein: The Back Story

You know the story: The New York Times last week broke the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s long record of sexual harassment. This had been going on for thirty years or more.  How could no one know the story? But of course people knew about Harvey Weinstein. Like the New York Times, for instance. […]

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Thank You, Google

Google engineer James Damore wrote a ten-page memo (PDF), titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.”  Google fired him. You know all about the contents already.  To make a long story short, he suggests… …that biological differences could help explain the gender gap in tech employment in Silicon Valley, and criticized Google’s policy of silencing discussion on […]

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Mises on Immigration and Nation

Joe Salerno has written an excellent essay, describing the perspective of Ludwig von Mises on the inter-related subjects of political borders, immigration, and nation.  Further, Salerno offers clarity on Mises’s view of liberalism – and it isn’t classical liberalism as generally described.  The entire piece is worth at least two reads; I will here offer […]

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Rothbard on Trump

Didn’t think it was possible, did you? A Strategy for the Right, first published in 1992 in the Rothbard-Rockwell Report, it is the opening chapter in a compilation of Rothbard’s essays, entitled “The Irrepressible Rothbard.” What I call the Old Right is suddenly back! Rothbard felt the proper home for libertarians was with the right […]

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The Logical Inconsistency of Open Borders...

…for libertarians… Jacob Hornberger has written a new post on open borders.  Several months ago I went on a back-and-forth exchange with him on this topic.  I found it a most frustrating experience, as he would either ignore or misrepresent my positions (for those interested, I offer the running dialogue, in order: here, here, here, […]

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Apparently Some Confusion?

A question was asked of Walter Block; the bulk of the question regards something written by me! He [that would be me!] makes the following claim: A common culture – and a culture beyond merely the NAP – is necessary if we are ever to move closer to a libertarian society. Asks the rhetorical: What […]

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The Enemy is Always the State…

…and the state’s enemy is a well-grounded and life-sustaining common culture. Notes Towards the Definition of Capitalist Culture, By Terry Hulsey I was asked by a long-time online friend to comment on this post by Hulsey.  A worthwhile read – every time I went through it I found another gem.  I hope I do it a bit […]

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Clinton's Hell

Today is the day – fifteen years ago and all that. What does presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have to say about it? “I remember one image so indelibly, [a firefighter] dragging his ax, and it was as close to depiction of hell that I’ve ever personally seen.” Spend in week in one of the hells […]

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The Reports of the Dollar’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

Some facts worth keeping in mind: The US dollar is tightening its grip on the global financial system at the expense of the euro, entrenching American hegemony and rendering the US Federal Reserve more powerful than at any time in history. …the dollar’s share of the $5.1 trillion in foreign exchange trades each day has […]

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