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Privatize The Roads

This post originally appeared on FEE

On an ill-timed and ill-fated trip during rush hour today, I was reminded of something I’ve wanted to write about: one of most practical reasons for having private ownership of roads. Moral and ethical reasons aside – and it could be strongly argued that using forcibly appropriated funds (i.e. [...]

Let The Market Do It

One of the largest environmental problems facing society towards the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries was one smelly thing. Horse manure.

As the populations and markets of cities exploded, the need for transportation did as well. At its height, New York City had 200,000 horses. They produced on average 35 [...]

Bad Criticisms of The Non Aggression Principle

Justin Pratt

“The NAP is dumb! It justifies X that I think is wrong! It doesn’t protect my arbitrary right to Y!”

In the presidential election of 2016, Gary Johnson, Austin Petersen, and Jon McAfee all expressed criticism or skepticism of the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). This is odd because: a) the NAP is the fundamental [...]

Rights Don’t Come From Governments

Ryan Miller

With every new mass shooting, it seems that everyone on social media is some combination of a gun expert, Islam expert, terror expert, security expert, etc. That’s all well and good, and I am all for people having conversations about these kinds of things. I’m admittedly no expert in any of [...]