terça-feira, setembro 11, 2018
Private Cities: A Model for a Truly Free Society? por Titus Gebel:
Imagine a system in which a private company as a "government service provider" offers you protection of life, liberty, and property. This service includes internal and external security, a legal and regulatory framework and independent dispute resolution. You pay a contractually fixed fee for these services per year. The government service provider, as the operator of the community, cannot unilaterally change this "citizens' contract" with you later on. As a "contract citizen", you have a legal claim to compliance and a claim for damages in the event of malperformance. You take care of everything else by yourself, but you can also do whatever you want, limited only by the rights of others and the other moderate rules of living together. This includes teaming up with others for all sorts of purposes. Disputes between you and the government service provider are heard in independent arbitration courts, as is customary in international commercial law. If the operator ignores the arbitral awards or abuses his power in another way, his customers leave and he goes bankrupt. He therefore has an economic risk and therefore an incentive to treat his customers well and in accordance with the contract.
This system is called Free Private City
sábado, setembro 08, 2018
The Dance of the Open Palm:
I have observed that, as there is an equal and opposite reaction to applied force in Physics, there appears to be an equal and opposite reaction to the application of Economic Force.
I declare that there appears to be a law within the mechanics of complex systems. Watson's Law, if I may be so very bold:BTW: Estado = Violência"The initiation of force (violence, theft, or fraud) with the intention of improving a situation, always leads to a worse eventual outcome, given a sufficiently detailed observation."Social problems cannot be resolved by violence.
domingo, agosto 26, 2018
A Complete History Of John McCain Calling For War Around The World - a history of all the instances McCain has called for US-led intervention around the world.
sábado, agosto 11, 2018
segunda-feira, julho 23, 2018
State Or Individual?:
Free markets are simply an expression for the freedom accorded to everyone to choose to spend their earnings, profits and savings as they see fit. In these conditions it is the function of businessmen and entrepreneurs to respond to the collective wishes of individuals for the goods and services they desire from time to time. If they fail in this quest they will lose their capital and ultimately go out of business. If they succeed, they make profits. The consumer is king, exercising his right of choice continually, despite any attempts to influence him through the advertising and branding a businessman deploys. The consumer decides the demand for what goods and services he desires, setting their prices. In free markets the businessman has to accept this reality. He has to evolve his products and his pricing to stay in business. He has to compete.
quarta-feira, julho 11, 2018
A opção libertária nas eleições dos EUA:
A ideologia libertária centra-se num princípio fundamental: a liberdade individual; assegurada por liberdade de escolha, voluntarismo, defesa da propriedade individual e assente no transversal princípio de não-agressão.
Um libertário acredita que todos os indivíduos devem ter liberdade de fazer as suas escolhas (morais e económicas) sem imposição ou coerção por terceiros ou pelo Estado, e defende que a única limitação à sua liberdade individual é a liberdade do próximo.
Politicamente, a ideologia libertária defende a tolerância social (pela liberdade de escolha e contra a imposição de valores) e a redução da interferência do Estado na actividades económicas, políticas e sociais dos cidadãos. Defendendo, por exemplo, a liberalização do cannabis e os direitos LGBT, e opondo-se à intervenção dos bancos centrais e aos bail-outs públicos. Na política externa o libertarismo opõe-se ao intervencionismo militar e à ingerência na política interna de outros países.
segunda-feira, julho 02, 2018
terça-feira, maio 22, 2018
Vaticanomics: Serving the “God” of the State por Thomas DiLorenzo:
By so relentlessly promoting the greater politicization of society the Vatican is promoting more sin, and more unethical behavior, while castigating the far more peaceful and ethical system of voluntary trade and exchange and the international division of labor with economically-illiterate and fact-less arguments.
quinta-feira, abril 26, 2018
The Many Ways the Pope Is Wrong About Capitalism:
However well-meaning Pope Francis may be, he has failed to understand how a free economy works. Economics is a science, and to ignore economic law is futile. As Mises trenchantly observes, “it is futile to approach social facts with the attitude of a censor who approves or disapproves from the point of view of quite arbitrary standards and subjective judgments of value. One must study the laws of human action and social cooperation as he physicist studies the law of nature.”
quinta-feira, abril 19, 2018
Todos os anos marcham pela Avenida da Liberdade aqueles (ou os herdeiros ideológicos daqueles) que lutaram contra a ditadura - mas não a favor da democracia, e muito menos pela liberdade. Em cada slogan, um apelo ao colectivismo. Se levassem a sua avante, Portugal seria mais pobre. A "liberdade" desta gente não é a de gente livre. Mas esperam-se sorrisos embevecidos e declarações para arrancar aplausos.
Jovem liberal e descomplexado
Jovem liberal e descomplexado