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...

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...

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...

Why I Won’t Join Your MLM “Business”—So Please Stop Asking

Suddenly I'm being approached by people to join, or buy into, the MLM business they're involved in. This is a relatively...

Walter E. Williams: Suffer No Fools (video)

Not only would fans of Walter E. Williams (such as myself) enjoy this video—but it should be considered required viewing for...

Experiencing Happiness is More Important Than Winning

Winning Is Secondary Whenever I participate in games or sporting activities, I try to focus on the ultimate purpose of experiencing happiness and enjoying the...

Quantum Mechanics: the Fascinating Science of God

I find quantum mechanics so fascinating... This quick little video demonstrates how experiments in quantum mechanics have shown that the mere observation...

I Am A Hypocrite

Yes, I am a hypocrite sometimes. And that's a kick in the groin for me, because I despise hypocrisy, as anyone...

The Lofty Standards of Liberty & Why We Should Strive For Them

Okay, I'll admit it: many years ago, when I was young and ignorant, I was an avid listener to—and worse, heartily agreed...

The Benefits of “Chuckfests”

I no longer keep "stuff" around; if an item is no longer utilitarian to me, I chuck it, sell it, give it...