Laissez Faire Books (LFB) is a seminal libertarian institution that dates back to 1972, six years before I was born. In its heyday, it played a central role in the libertarian movement as the largest libertarian bookseller, a publisher of libertarian books, and an old-school social network, hosting social gatherings and other events. This was [...]

De Rege Unbound

For years now, since moving away from Baton Rouge and LSU’s library, I’ve been trying to get my hands on the English translation of De Rege et Regis Institutione (The King and the Education of the King) by the Spanish Scholastic Juan de Mariana. The book is available for free on Google Books in its [...]

Watch this political ad (below) promoting Washington State’s Initiative 1098, which seeks to dedicate $2 billion per year to fund education and healthcare for children. It’s always for the children! It’s not about soaking the rich! even though this other Yeson1098 video makes a point of demonizing the greedy rich. The slogan is “the wealthy [...]

Movie Review: Ninja Assassin

First of all, I found the title of the movie to be redundant from the get-go. The action scenes are mostly way over the top. The gore insanely so. Swords and other blades slice through body parts, even cutting men in half at the waist, as if they were hot knives slicing through butter. Ninja [...]

A 10-year-old boy is taking a stand for “liberty and justice for all,” refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance until gays and lesbians enjoy equal rights. Good for him. But this will be best achieved by getting the state out of marriage entirely. Let people define marriage how they will. Barring that, the second best option [...]

Consumer Reports, Hookahs, and Legal Positivism

Consumer Reports reports that hookahs are not as healthy as many people seem to think. I’m not surprised. What I find interesting and disturbing is the view about law and the state that is expressed by the CR employee’s kid Daniel at the end of the article. What is this guy teaching his kid, huh? [...]

College Tuition Inflaters

Ever wondered why the cost of college tuition keeps going up and up and up? Well, here’s your answer. Now, go get even and put an end this insanity.

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