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What Have I Noticed Inspires Cooperation Instead of Coercion?

by Gretchen Kemman As recent world events demonstrate, relying upon coercion to achieve goals inhibits cooperation, undermines goodwill, and harms far more people than it helps. Coercion drains lifeblood. In contrast, ancient principles of inalienable human rights provide a sound guide for achieving the greatest good for everyone. Respecting inalienable human rights inspires cooperation. Most of …

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The Insane Manias: Medical Pandemonium, Political Idiocy and Economic Lunacy

By Carl Watner (Written March 15, 2020) Many people the world over, including politicians, scientists, and economists, have panicked because they are unsure of the future and because their day-to-day lives have changed. Government health regulators have imposed quarantines; financial values in the stock market have disappeared; oil prices have dropped; and government economists have …

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Voluntaryist Resistance

 By Carl Watner [Author’s Introduction of February 2004: This hitherto unpublished essay was first written in January 1983, and then revised in May of that same year. It sat for two decades (receiving only limited private circulation) until it was read by Peter Ragnar of Avalon Mint and Roaring Lion Press. At Peter’s request it …

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Golden Disobedience

 By Sandy Sandfort Back on April 5, 1933, His Majesty, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), had a pen and a telephone. So he issued Executive Order 6102, which made it a federal crime for Americans to own or trade gold anywhere in the world. There were some minor exceptions for some jewelry, industrial uses, collectors’ coins, …

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Watcha Gonna Do?

Excerpts from a Speech by Gene Sharp [Editor’s Note: Gene Sharp is the doyen of nonviolent thinkers. Born in 1928, he founded the Albert Einstein Institution in 1983. Its mission, an extension of his life’s work, is to advance the study of nonviolent action. His 3 volume work, THE POLITICS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION (1973) came …

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