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Market anarchy – It’s only natural. Embrace life, don’t fight it.

Posted by Jesse on February 11, 2009

Market anarchy is Practical Anarchy:

Although improbable, it is not completely impossible that you might find something radical, thrilling and new in this book – despite its cover price. The best way to spread new ideas is to make them as available and accessible as possible, which is why I give everything away, and rely – not without reason – on the generosity of my readers and listeners.

Nonviolence, Voluntarism, and the end of war:


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DownsizedDC: Principled, non-partisan, practical.

Posted by Jesse on February 2, 2009

Jim Babka on “Free Talk Live” (Saturday/Feb 2) discussing the significance of Downsize DC.

From the Downsize DC website:

The best way to judge where we stand is to check out the issues on our Campaigns Page and subscribe to our FREE email newsletter, the Downsizer-Dispatch. We also recommend you read our blog. However, the great thing about DownsizeDC.org is that it isn’t tied to a partisan cause and you can work with us where you agree and opt-out of participation when you disagree.

But if you’re still looking for a quick summary of what DownsizeDC.org is about:

We believe the federal government has grown too centralized, too intrusive, and too expensive. We believe in constitutional limits, smaller government, civil liberties, federalism, and low taxes. We want to end laws and programs that don’t work, cause harm, and violate the Constitution. We want to restore the full force of the 9th and 10th amendments, which reserve most social functions to the people and the states.

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The latest Downsize DC campaigns include:

  • Help End the Mexican Civil War
  • End the FED
  • No Bailouts!
  • Make Congress Read Their Bills Before Voting
  • “One Subject at a Time Act”
  • End Bureaucratic “Legislation without Representation”
  • Bring John Shadegg’s ‘Enumerated Powers Act’ to a Vote
  • Federal deficit causes Congressional pay cut
  • I am not afraid
  • THE BIG ISSUE: $53 trillion in unfunded liabilities
  • End the Inflation Tax
  • Support Ron Paul’s “American Freedom Agenda Act”
  • Repeal the REAL ID Act

And more!!

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Telling stories can be truthful.

Posted by Jesse on January 31, 2009

this video reminded me of this post by heather macintosh:

“fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling. for reasons i don’t really understand, fiction dances out of me….and non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching broken word i wake up to every morning.”…

“the theme of much of what i write, fiction as well as non-fiction, is the relationship between power and powerlessness, and the endless circular conflict we’re engaged in”

`arundhati roy

here’s the playlist for the documentary:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A6C7477A824CC094

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Daily Show – Satire or Truth?

Posted by Jesse on January 29, 2009

Jon Stewart proves Obama is Bush

Result: Government continues to advance, the people remain divided. And there are those call this progress? and Change?

Real change Requires Revolution

Dissecting Obama’s Speech

Real World order is Chaotic, What is Anarchy?

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The best solution to the National Debt: desocialize/bankruptcy

Posted by Jesse on January 12, 2009

This is the conclusion of Professors Rothbards 1992 article:

Canceling federal agency-held bonds, then, reduces the federal debt by 40 percent. I would advocate going on to repudiate the entire debt outright, and let the chips fall where they may. The glorious result would be an immediate drop of $200 billion in federal expenditures, with at least the fighting chance of an equivalent cut in taxes.

But if this scheme is considered too Draconian, why not treat the federal government as any private bankrupt is treated (forgetting about Chapter 11)? The government is an organization, so why not liquidate the assets of that organization and pay the creditors (the government bondholders) a pro-rata share of those assets? This solution would cost the taxpayer nothing, and, once again, relieve him of $200 billion in annual interest payments. The United States government should be forced to disgorge its assets, sell them at auction, and then pay off the creditors accordingly. What government assets? There are a great deal of assets, from TVA to the national lands to various structures such as the Post Office. The massive CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia, should raise a pretty penny for enough condominium housing for the entire work force inside the Beltway. Perhaps we could eject the United Nations from the United States, reclaim the land and buildings, and sell them for luxury housing for the East Side gliterati. Another serendipity out of this process would be a massive privatization of the socialized land of the Western United States and of the rest of America as well. This combination of repudiation and privatization would go a long way to reducing the tax burden, establishing fiscal soundness, and desocializing the United States.

In order to go this route, however, we first have to rid ourselves of the fallacious mindset that conflates public and private, and that treats government debt as if it were a productive contract between two legitimate property owners.

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