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Surprise! You’re dead!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 by Mike Gogulski
crime | Comments Off on Surprise! You’re dead!

I found something extremely curious on Wikipedia (fount of all knowledge) the other day: Lal Bihari (or Lal Bihari Mritak, लाल बिहारी “मृतक”; born 1961) is a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, India who was officially dead between 1976 and 1994. ...

Are you really a libertarian/anarchist? Take two

Saturday, 29 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 14 Comments »

Just under a week ago I announced here that I've dropped my preferences and declared myself an anarchist without adjectives. I then proposed a series of questions which one might entertain to determine whether one really ought or ought not ...

What of the zombie apocalypse — Dr. Anarchy responds

Wednesday, 19 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy, war | 7 Comments »

From the Dr. Anarchy mail bag this week, a reader in Saudi Arabia asks: What's the official anarchist position on the Zombie Apocalypse? I suspect that all of my loyal readers will agree that this is an important question, and one worthy ...

Liberty Camp question: What is capitalism?

Friday, 26 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 8 Comments »

In my first day of Liberty Camp sessions as instructor/facilitator/whatever today in Martin, Slovakia, I introduced each session by asking group members to answer the question "What does capitalism mean to you?" in less than sixty seconds each. With a single ...

Repost: Confiscation and the Homestead Principle podcast

Wednesday, 17 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy, podcasts | Comments Off on Repost: Confiscation and the Homestead Principle podcast

Podcast-compatible repost of my recording of Murray Rothbard’s classic essay from The Libertarian Forum in 1969, available as a scan of the newsletter at mises.org and worked up into a handout from invisiblemolotov.com. [podcast]http://www.nostate.com/audio/Confiscation_and_the_Homestead_Principle/Confiscation_and_the_Homestead_Principle.mp3[/podcast]

Intellectual property does not exist

Wednesday, 17 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 8 Comments »

Intellectual property claims, to me, come down to a claim of an exclusive right to pattern mass-energy in specific ways, which implies a right to shoot people who fail to respect such claim via refraining from so patterning mass-energy without ...

Confiscation and the Homestead Principle – mp3 podcast

Tuesday, 9 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
podcasts | 3 Comments »

All Power to the Soviets! Murray Rothbard's classic essay from The Libertarian Forum in 1969, available as a scan of the newsletter at mises.org and worked up into a handout from invisiblemolotov.com. [caption id="attachment_2272" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Consistent libertarians support the revolutionary redistribution ...

A taxing day for America

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
police | 3 Comments »

Government: If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will ...

To be housed, and rehoused

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, people | Comments Off on To be housed, and rehoused

Last July I blogged the story of Sydney Davis of Swindon, England, who was arrested for "possession of an offensive weapon" or some silly thing when police observed him carrying a piece of wood and chasing off delinquent teenagers who ...

DROs and the dangers of the state: explaining market anarchism to a friend

Saturday, 21 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | 26 Comments »

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours explaining some of the basics of anarchism to a friend. Let's call her "Jana", since that's a very common name in Slovakia. That conversation was face-to-face, so there's no record. Here, though, is the ...
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