One of the hardest things to do is admit when we’ve been duped. Ari Schulman shares an example to which most of us can sadly relate–we played along with Covid theater even when it didn’t make sense.
I’ve been told that I seem to have an axe to grind with the media. To the extent that our corporate media is actively working to mislead or deceive us, I suppose it’s true. As Annie Holmquist explains, it’s not just a matter of ideological disagreement. The media may bear responsibility for countless Covid deaths.
I hear many misplaced criticisms of libertarian ideals but the point made by Paul Rosenberg in his recent essay about why Bitcoiners are accomplishing what libertarians never could is a point that rings painfully true. Libertarians tend to be philosophers and talkers while Bitcoiners are doers who are willing to suffer for their principles.
Ever heard someone describe taxation as a necessary evil? I’ve said the words myself. Why don’t we ever hear such words used to describe charity? It’s because one is voluntary and the other is coerced. Jean Vilbert ponders what would happen if charity replaced taxation.
Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but our federal government couldn’t get away with it’s blatant usurpation of power without the help of the Federal Reserve. Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center has a compelling explanation of how the national bank destroyed the limits of the Constitution.