We’ve Become Accustomed To Paying Taxes

We've become accustomed to paying taxes. Take income taxes: It's often said that if people were allowed to keep their entire paycheck, and at...

Know Thyself, & Know Thine Enemy – For They Are Often One & The...

I didn't want to go to the gym this morning. I really, really, didn't feel like going. And, I had so...

The Art of Letting Go

 "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~ Lolly Daskal There's a common saying:...

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,...

Statism: Religion or Addiction?

Though many analogized statism to religion, for some time now I've held that a better analogy of statism is to addiction—with...

Hillary Walks, Sparking Outrage; But Why? It’s to be Expected

So Hillary Clinton walks, and people such as The Blaze blogger Matt Walsh are shocked and outraged, writing the likes of Clinton Is...

Thoughts on the Orlando Shooting: Stop Asking Why, & Start Asking How

Seems whenever there's a mass shooting, the most prominent question asked is why, rather than how; and I believe this is...

Which Religion(s) Should Be Illegal? What Types Of Speech? Which Kinds of Happiness?

I recently shared this meme on Facebook: And of course, somebody made the following comment (paraphrasing): "I'll gladly build a longer table for...

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...

Could App-Based Businesses Lead to the Demise of the State?

One of the benefits (I hope) of the advent of more and more of these app-based businesses—such as like Uber or Lyft, which people can...

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...

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...

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...

Victimhood Pays In Our Politicized Economy

We are now several generations into government-run schooling, which, rather than properly educating children (teaching them to think for themselves—critical thinking, individualism,...

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...

The Wall | A Poem

I wrote this poem as a young man, back in 1987: A Note From Rand: Please take a moment to subscribe to...

The State’s War on Poverty is Really a War on Our Wealth

The "war on poverty" should be called the war on wealth, and it shouldn't be called a "wealth transfer," it should...

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...