Smith discusses what Garrison meant by the “right of secession,” and how he reconciled his views with his condemnation of secession by the southern states.
Empowering the state so that it can “make us safer” often results in oppressive law enforcement crackdowns on minorities.
Smith discusses how peace activists and pacifists justified their support of the North during the Civil War.
Libertarians have long drawn a distinction between those who produce wealth and those who expropriate it-but who is in which category has changed.
Skoble addresses Nancy MacLean’s attempt to pathologize libertarianism.
Smith defends the pacifist Garrison from the charge of hypocrisy for supporting the Union during the Civil War.
Blockchain technology and other advances help expand our ability to make enforceable agreements without the state.
Parental leave policies, like many government mandates, often fail to produce the good outcomes hoped for or even have negative unintended consequences.
Arbitrary deportations seem designed to instill fear in good people.
Presley offers advice for thinking independently.
Good tech principles will become good governance principles, whether governments want them to or not.
Smith discusses some of the very few abolitionists who defended the right of southern states to secede from the Union.
Social contract theories say that governments are just institutions that protect people’s liberties. Such theories serve to conceal the state’s tyranny.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.
Smith discusses Spooner’s critique of taxation.
Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.
A tale of political violence and double-standards.
Smith summarizes Spooner’s basic arguments for the unconstitutionality of slavery.