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Am I Spam Or Not?

In an age where Nigerian E-mail Scams are a form of art (via Patri), it's getting more and more difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Read more »

Loyalty Oaths

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6. Philosophic issues:


Here's the abstract for a paper I'll be writing later this semester: Read more »

In other news, Mein Kampf popular with Jewish readers

Yazad Jal over at AnarCapLib reports that Lou Dobbs' new anti-free-trade screed is selling like hot-cakes in India. No word yet on whether Dobbs approves of this international exchange of value for, um, "value." Maybe his next book will be about how Indians should write their own protectionist propaganda instead of outsourcing this important job to wealthy U.S. bloviators?


"Imagine if markets sucked as bad as democracy."

Put that in your peace pipe and smoke it, John.

Little Lebowski Urban Achiever

I got the LSAT out of the way this morning, and I feel pretty confident about my score. I was hovering around 170 +/- 2 for the last few months, but today I lucked out and got an easy logic games section. Normally, I can't finish more than 3/4 of the logic games section in time, but I was able to get all the way through on today's test, which is a personal first. I felt fairly strong on the other sections as well. Read more »

It\'s Not Your Table

Lewis Carroll on Immigration:

The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: "No room! No room!" they cried out when they saw Alice coming. "There's PLENTY of room!" said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.

"Have some wine," the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Read more »

Baby Killers For Liberty

John T. Kennedy just pointed me to this great piece by Gene Callahan, in which he makes the same point I made in my previous post on immigration. Read more »

Give Me Your Elitist, Aristocratic, White Europeans, Yearning To Breath Free

Joshua Holmes of No Treason rightly takes Hans-Hermann Hoppe to task for his recent anti-immigration article. Hoppe, an anarchist-libertarian émigré from West Germany, believes the full force of the state should be used against those who wish to immigrate to this country, unless these immigrants first find someone willing to employ them who "also assumes the full costs associated with the importation of his immigrant-employee." What do these costs include? Read more »

Tending The Flock

Eugene Volokh rightfully condemns Jimmy Swaggart for anti-homosexual bigotry[1]. Swaggart said,

I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I'm gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.

But then Volokh goes beyond merely condemning Swaggart and calls on all "decent condemn this defender of murder" and to "Tell us, at least, that this supposed Christian...doesn't speak for you." Read more »

Guilty By Negation

If the set "libertarians" includes more than just the subset "civil libertarians," what does that make the rest of us?

Told You So

My how the chickens have come home to roost. I remember how, when libertarians, both civil and uncivil, objected to McCain-Feingold on First Amendment grounds, conservatives and modern liberals alike screeched, “Money doesn’t equal speech! Money doesn’t equal speech!” Read more »

A Libertarian Troika

Three great articles on this week:

First, Roderick Long's speech on market anarchism, mentioned earlier in mp3 form, has been transcribed into html and pdf formats by Revi N. Nair. Well worth the read if you haven't listened to it already. Heck, read it even if you did. Read more »

Take My Job, Please!

Human ingenuity is amusing:

Says a programmer on who outsourced his job: "About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 out of the $67,000 I get. He's happy to have the work. I'm happy that I have to work only 90 minutes a day just supervising the code. My employer thinks I'm telecommuting. Now I'm considering getting a second job and doing the same thing."