Issue 172

Poisoning the Public Mind: Why Real Dissent Must Be Silenced

by Carl Watner Murray Rothbard (and others) have identified two crucial features of the state. It possesses a monopoly on protection services within a given geographic area, and it collects its revenues by threat of and use of violence against the people living in the region it controls. It cannot tolerate any serious question regarding …

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On Bankruptcy and Voluntaryism: “The Wicked Borrow But Do Not Pay Back”

By Carl Watner I honestly cannot remember what sparked my recent interest in bankruptcy, but as I began researching the topic from a voluntaryist perspective I realized that bankruptcy, at least as we know it today, would not exist in a state-free world. “Why not?” you might ask. Because bankruptcy, as Lawrence White described it, …

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