Monthly Archives: February 2021

The myth of political differences

Years ago, Leonard Read stated it well. “Much the same thing” is not, of course, quite the same as identical, of course. There are differences. Perhaps different flavors. Just as there is a subtle but clear differences between Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, … Continue reading

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The tyranny of local government, revisited (part 2)

Editor’s note: Please feel free to read part 1 from August 2017, and the revisit of that commentary. This commentary was written in 2017, but more has been added [in red italics]. By Nathan Barton I have come to understand … Continue reading

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The tyranny of local government, revisited (part 1)

Back on the 17th of August, 2017 – three and a half years ago, TPOL published this commentary.  In that time, the truth of the premise has been proven over and over ago.  It is worth sharing again, with a … Continue reading

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Crashing careers – and lessons we can learn from them

All around us, it seems that political careers of major movers and shakers are cratering. Boom! Flatter than a pancake. They are in both old parties – with various political philosophies. But I think we can learn a lot from … Continue reading

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Defeating the enemies of liberty

Maybe I am just being sensitive, but it seems that in the past few months, rhetoric has ramped up on both sides of the Great Divide in American politics. Actually, ALL sides of the multiple divides of political thought and … Continue reading

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Socialists – the proto-Borg

Most readers will recall one of the series of Star Fleet enemies, the half-organic, half-mechnical “civilization” which motto was “Resistance is Futile” as they worked to assimilate – or kill – all other intelligent forms of life or seeming life. … Continue reading

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Crumbling systems

More and more lovers of liberty – self-professed libertarians/Libertarians or not – are more vocal in their critiques of our current circumstances. Not just the governmental system we Americans are saddled with, but the ever more bizarre society and the … Continue reading

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The despicable state of “higher education” in 2021

From the smallest cowtown college to largest Mega-University, higher education is a parasite on society, the economy, and any possible benevolent type of government. While it is no doubt the case in Europe, Pacifica, and even our allies in East … Continue reading

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The joke continues

A friend reminded me of this little tidbit from nine months ago. Thanks to fine people like Tom Woods and many others, we know that this statement, in the esteemed publication, continues to prove to be TRUE.

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Are we there yet? 2020 election farce over?

Heard it from Fox News later this afternoon, after a day of teaching safety and health for miners: “Former President Trump was acquitted in an unprecedented second impeachment trial on the charge of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 … Continue reading

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