I don’t get it: Why do so many Americans want—or need—a dictator?

When I was a kid, I'd get an idea in my head, and just start doing it. More often than not,...

Why Public Schooling Sucks

I did really badly in school. And I hated it from day one. Went from straight-A's the first couple years to...

The Unasked Questions

The following article by Butler Shaffer was originally published on LewRockwell.com. Read the original article here. "If they can get you asking the wrong...

About My Art: Why I Pursue Quality Rather Than Quantity

In recent discussions on social media concerning my blog, and my writing in general, several people urged me to start throwing stuff...

Why Socialists Always Run Out Of Pizza

To me, the reason socialism always fails is quite simple: Socialism doesn't account for human nature. It should be easy for people to...

Capitalism (Voluntary Exchange) Requires Government Force. Or Something.

I recently cringed my way through an article entitled Sorry Libertarian Anarchists, Capitalism Requires Government, written by Harry Binswanger, a member of...

The Moral Stance Against the Evil of the State

Though I've generally extracted myself from the state/stateless debate—from the fatiguing effort to educate and persuade, from the largely futile mission...

Millennials Will Determine The Future, & Are Erring Toward Socialism; Can We Educate Them...

Recently, I read an article entitled Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists by By Emily Ekins and Joy Pullmann, published over at The Cato...

I Am Not “Anti-Government”

Upon viewing a sizable portion of my Facebook posts, as well as many of my articles published here on my blog and...

One’s Relationships Are Private & Sacrosanct—But One’s Property, Business Dealings, Finances, & Bank Accounts...

Recently, a female friend of mine shared the following meme on Facebook: According to the commentary she included when she shared it, she disagreed: "Um...no. How about...

Divide & Conquer: Will Internal Squabbling be the Downfall of the Liberty Movement?

I continue to watch in amazement as so many in the liberty community incessantly attack one another. I find it rather perplexing; we're...

Being Right vs. Being Helpful

Today, I've something stuck in my craw, and I need to vent (I know, shock!): I don't know if Dr. Wayne Dyer...

Incentive vs. Disincentive: How Capitalism Creates Prosperity, & Socialism Causes Poverty

I recently posted the following on Facebook: "I wonder: if we called capitalism "incentivism", and socialism "disincentivism", would it be easier for...

The Lowest Animal | Mark Twain

Note: The following essay was written by Mark Twain sometime around 1896 - 1897 (both dates are listed by various sources online); and...

The Voluntaryist’s Dilemma: How Contextual Dichotomy Inhibits Sociological & Political Discourse

Over the past few months, I've found that's it's become increasingly difficult—if not downright impossible—to engage in political or sociological discussions and/or debates on social media. Not...

How the “Selfie Phenomenon” is Re-Defining Beauty

I really liked this video (below), and it makes a very salient point toward the end: that social media (Internet/digital technology)...

Doesn’t Play Well With Others

I'm beginning to believe that things are about to get really ugly, all around the world. Why? Because throughout history, collectivism...

Voluntaryism is an Ideology, Not a System

I've got something stuck in my craw, and I need to vent a little: I'm getting sick and tired of people accusing Voluntaryists...

Resolving Conflict via Mindset Adjustment & Behavioral Adaptation

When circumstances change in our life (which is inevitable), and therefore conflict arises, we can deal with it in essentially one of...

Overcoming Collectivist Thinking

I continue to be amazed at how easily people stray into the fallacy of collectivist thinking. They may be spot on about free-market...