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On Human Rights (a rant)

July 3, 2014

I don’t believe in men’s, women’s, gay’s, hetero’s, or whatever rights you’ll arbitrarily put upon the table. I only agree with the rights of human beings themselves, as body-owners of their selves, and as the first appropriators of unowned property, or property transferred by way of legitimate title-transfer (contract).

So yeah, my sense of rights is entirely universal no matter who you are; there is no ambiguousness on the matter! I can care less about collectivist battles about “muh rights”, because at the end of the day, whenever a group is screaming about their ‘collective’ rights, you need only to hold tight to your wallet in order to put them all into a petulant frenzy.

And it is this that is quite instructive of the world of which we live in today … to quote Bastiat, “the state is the great fiction whereby everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else”.

If there is not a more instructive and objective case in order to prove such a thing–other than the world in which we live today–then I will never endeavor to find another case.

The preponderance of folks that argue over who will pay for their own expenses, ad infinitum? It grows tiresome.

However, I would tend to think that in my current years, that I’ve identified an understanding that precedes my time by many years and ages, one that was just as true as before, and one that has permeated the essence of human liberty … We are all social beings, but we must also understand [that] our individual natures are the essence of our cooperation. It is not our equality that makes us whole, but rather it is our cooperation in the truths of our inequalities–that which one can do that the other cannot, but where cooperation ensues–that brings us all that single step forward from where we were before.

To disregard that is to disregard the actuality of one’s being in this world that we call humanity.

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My Appearance on ‘Live All Your Life’ with Cody Limbaugh (Part 3)

July 2, 2014

My Appearance on ‘Live All You Life’ with Cody Limbaugh (Part 2)

June 26, 2014

Miscellaneous Debris

March 23, 2013
  • Economist Robert Murphy takes the econ blogosphere to task for their double-standards and illogic.  I have to say that I completely agree with Bob here, there simply is no excuse to decry a case simply because you don’t agree with the subject matter (especially when equivalent cases can be shown to be clearly agreeable).  Also, Bob’s campaign to debate Krugman is finally getting some traction, the tally of donations has reached over $100,000, all proceeds go to a food bank to feed New York’s homeless and downtrodden.  
  • Historian and NYT best-selling author Thomas Woods takes on the Greenbackers in this essay.  I completely agree with Tom’s conclusions, though I don’t know that many Greenbackers are economically competent enough to quite understand what he is saying.  Ultimately, I think that the confusion of the Greenbackers stems from not only their economic ignorance, but also from their failure to understand the difference between a flow concept and a stock concept.
  • Robert Wenzel of Economic Policy Journal had the privilege of presenting the Henry Hazlitt Memorial Lecture at this year’s Austrian Economics Research Conference.  I must say that I was quite bored by his presentation, I was often distracted by his communicative fumbling, and I think that this gig would have been better served by having a more experience and competent speaker.  Lew Rockwell (I think) makes the decision on who speaks and he apparently likes Robert, I like Lew … it is what it is.
  • Apparently “the Kuehn” is procreating.  I’m guessing that baby Kuehn will be reared to be a drone pilot.
  • A fish with human-like teeth.  Weird.