I enjoyed being a guest on Brian Wilson’s Libertas Media Project podcast. We discussed anarchism, the nature of government, the economy, thriving in a dangerous world, investing, the state’s theft of our dignity, and security as liberty.
My related articles include:
“Financial Reform Bill: Don’t Bank on Government Regulation”
“Invitation to Liberty“
“The Gift of Truth”
“Security Means Liberty: Why You Cannot Trade One for the Other”
“Only When We Are Free of Rulers Will We Live with Dignity”
Here are some pertinent articles by others: [click to continue…]
Dignity requires liberty. Only when we are truly free — free of rulers — will we live with dignity.
The state steals our dignity. It imposes authority, exploits fear, compels collectivism, enforces conformity, and demands capitulation. It denies respect for individual rights and responsibilities, the essence of human dignity.
A victim might have to obey a kidnapper, in order to endure. If he goes further and accepts the captor’s authority, this is a failure of perception or character. And if he allies with the criminal, he too becomes a criminal.
The state kidnaps us at birth, and we have to decide how we will respond. To tolerate the state is corrosive, to embrace it is wrong, and to affiliate with it is immoral. [click to continue…]