Naturally, as a market anarchist my initial thoughts were along the line that private detectives would have done a better job, and that police waste countless resources going after victimless criminals instead of real criminals. But that’s not really outside of the box thinking, at least not for somebody well steeped in libertarian philosophy. No, it wasn’t until I started thinking about children’s rights that I discovered a nuance in the statist reaction towards missing children.
Monday, April 15th, 2013   Submitted by
Exciting news from the world of Bitcoin this Tax Cattle Day. Today is the day, with fear in our heart, we submit to the human farmers who fleece us under threat of violence. But today Fr33 Aid is making the courageous move of declaring their financial independence by willfully and publicly severing their ties with the IRS, forsaking all the banking privileges that entails, and announcing themselves as an entirely bitcoin based organization. As far as I know they are the first charitable organization to do this. I hope you can appreciate how radical this is.
The Washington Post recently reported on the monthly boom-and-bust cycle that has supposedly kept Woonsocket, Rhode Island afloat for the last several years after the closure of the local textile mills. Eli Saslow reports, “At precisely one second after midnight, on March 1, Woonsocket would experience its monthly financial windfall — nearly $2 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Federal money would be electronically transferred to the broke residents of a nearly bankrupt town, where it would flow first into grocery stores and then on to food companies, employees and banks, beginning the monthly cycle that has helped Woonsocket survive… The local unemployment rate was 12 percent. The shuttered textile mills along the river had become Section 8 housing. The median income had dropped by $10,000 in the last decade.” The Post claims this cycle is happening across the country for two reasons: “So many people are forced to rely on government support. The government is forced to support so many people.” I’m not going to say that the writer of the article is lying so much as I would say that he is unwittingly espousing government propaganda.
The right to “press freedom” is supposed to be a fundamental right. It was deemed so important, that the 1st Congress under the (current) constitution, recognized freedom of the press in the same amendment as free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly & the right to petition for redress of grievances. Over the years, governments have placed restrictions on these rights to the point that they have become “privileges” in most jurisdictions.
If you’re reading The Daily Anarchist, you understand the nature of rulership and you probably understand that a free, open Internet is the state’s enemy. In the end, either the state controls all Internet traffic or the Internet undermines rulership and the state withers away.
I dream about the military almost every other night, about Afghanistan more often than Iraq, sometimes about training. The dreams are usually tense, but not disturbing. I think my training prepared me for combat. Amazingly, the most troubling dream involves my returning to Ranger School. A bureaucratic error requires me to go again. It’s recurred more times than I can count.
Friday, December 28th, 2012   Submitted by
LRC seems to be having a donation drive right now. I hadn’t planned on given them any money until I found out that they are now accepting Bitcoin donations! This is huge news, because for too long a large number of libertarians have balked at Bitcoins. It’s only a matter of time before LRC starts pumping out pro-Bitcoin articles and gets the rest of the libertarian crowd on board. This is a major victory! Please show your support by donating some Bitcoin today, even if it’s a small amount.
Saturday, November 10th, 2012   Submitted by
Russia Today may not be a 100% media fount for anarcho-capitalism, but they sure do have a lot of voluntaryists on their shows. Case in point, the Free State Project‘s very own Ian Freeman exposes the state’s hypocrisy and sneaks in a quick shout out for the going’s on in New Hampshire. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 8th, 2012   Submitted by
I have a gambling success story I would like to share with all of you. It highlights another strength of Bitcoin that may be overlooked by many skeptics.
A little over one year ago a Bitcoin gambling website came out called BetsofBitcoin that allows users to engage in a prediction market much like the famous Intrade. In November of last year somebody created a prediction over whether or not Barack Obama would be re-elected President. Well, this just happened to be something I had been confident about since 2008. Barack Obama would be a two-term President.