The Ultimate Minority

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform – Mark Twain

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Statists argue that government benefits mankind by managing the “unfettered free market,” guiding progress and protecting us from harm. In his book Man Makes Himself, Gordon Childe outlines the history of human progress in the 2,000 years prior to the Egyptian Empire (the first “great civilization”) with the contributions made: The two millennia immediately preceding […]

Us and Them


One of the more interesting (of many) paradoxes of statism is that people simultaneously esteem and loathe politicians.  Most would deny the former sentiment, but a belief that the state is a collection of experts tasked with running society and the economy betrays that denial.  Further, this esteem is  manifest in their reference to politicians […]

On Christmas Day 2009, twenty-three year old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to ignite an explosive device aboard Northwest flight 253 as it approached Detroit.  The details are still coming in, but it appears as though he had only partially ignited the explosives attached to his leg, causing a flash and smoke setting himself on […]

What is Capitalism?

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It appears as though most people don’t know what capitalism is.  A recent worldwide BBC poll finds that only 11% of people across 27 countries believe that capitalism is working well.  People want more government regulation. What Capitalism is Capitalism is nothing more than the sum of the individual action of free people engaging in […]

Theory of Bureaucracy


This is my introductory post to go back to first principles, to begin working on the philosophy that  underlies this blog. The blog is about individualism.  The primary counter to individualism is organization, and its modern preeminent form – Bureaucracy.  My life studies in human interaction led me to study the nature and form of […]

Some of the most heated discussion over the bailouts has been around executive bonuses and lavish parties ongoing at the corporate beneficiaries of redistribution. This debate, fueled by the government’s kept media, serves two primary purposes: . . 1)  To redirect the water cooler discussion to the millions in bonuses while distracting the masses from […]

We’re All Socialists Now?

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The February 16, 2009 issue of Newsweek indicates all that is wrong with the old dinosaur mainstream media.  The article is devoid of any economic theory, nor even a premise other than that socialism is inevitable and, what the heck, we might as well embrace it because “since neither consumers nor business is likely to […]

You Can Be a Millionaire!

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And it won’t take any action on your part.  All you need to do is sit idly by while government grows – more government intervention and regulation of the “unfettered free market.”  More government intervention in foreign affairs, constant war, and ongoing occupation of 130 countries.  And most importantly, sit and watch as more power […]

The title of this post is also the title of Chapter 3 of G. Edward Griffin’s book The Creature from Jekyll Island.  The creature he refers to is the Federal Reserve System. If you want to understand the root cause of this bailout, you need to understand the Federal Reserve System.  It is nothing more […]

In my previous entry, for which this follow-up entry is long overdue, I cited government intervention in free markets in the form of war, sanctions, imperialism, and mercantilistic policies as a primary cause for our current woes at the pump.  Today, I’d like to address the other primary cause:  How inflation affects gasoline prices. As […]