Blog directory

Anarchocapitalism Blog

View Blog

Most Recent Blog Posts

Dawood Military Hospital photos demonstrate how blowback happens

So Buzzfeed, of all places, just broke photos from inside the Dawood Military Hospital. They are horrific. This to me further indicates that soft foreign military interventionism does not work long term. Who, after seeing horrifying photos of their fellow countrymen literally rotting and wasting away under US care, would not want to take up [...]

Iran has the right to close the Strait of Hormuz, amirite?

Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo The way I understand it: 1. Iran owns the Strait of Hormuz. 2. Iran is pissed about the EU’s embargo on Iranian oil. 3. So Iran is going to close the strait in retaliation, which will slow down or stop oil supplies and drive up [...]

How SOPA and PIPA violate property rights

Being the property rights lover I am, I can’t resist going through how SOPA and PIPA erode property rights and subvert our system of property rights enforcement. Trials work First, let’s remember that there already exists a pretty good system for prosecuting theft. Companies can bring charges against or sue thieves. The content industry sues thieves [...]

Trademarks: Supressing innovation, increasing costs, and creating crime since 1875

We are made to believe that trademarks are necessary to protect consumers from fraud and allow producers to differentiate their products as coming from an authenticated source. But are trademarks really all they’re cut out to be? What if I told you that there’s a hidden cost to trademarks, and that society is paying it [...]

Iran has the right to close the Strait of Hormuz, amirite?

Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo The way I understand it: 1. Iran owns the Strait of Hormuz. 2. Iran is pissed about the EU’s embargo on Iranian oil. 3. So Iran is going to close the strait in retaliation, which will slow down or stop oil supplies and drive up [...]

Federal Reserve can’t predict or prevent economic downturns, can only create them

Federal Reserve missed signs as crisis loomed Some of the Fed’s staff earlier had talked about the potential risks, but in that meeting and in subsequent ones that year [2006], there was a glaring absence of alarm about the dangers of the housing bubble and what might lie ahead for the broader economy. The Fed [...]

Trademarks: Supressing innovation, increasing costs, and creating crime since 1875

We are made to believe that trademarks are necessary to protect consumers from fraud and allow producers to differentiate their products as coming from an authenticated source. But are trademarks really all they’re cut out to be? What if I told you that there’s a hidden cost to trademarks, and that society is paying it [...]

Iran has the right to close the Strait of Hormuz, amirite?

Iran ‘definitely’ closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo The way I understand it: 1. Iran owns the Strait of Hormuz. 2. Iran is pissed about the EU’s embargo on Iranian oil. 3. So Iran is going to close the strait in retaliation, which will slow down or stop oil supplies and drive up [...]

Cordray: A problematic appointment to an agency that shouldn’t exist performed in a shady way

Appearances are deceiving. Reason, as per usual, has done a great job explaining the what’s going on with the recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Check out their The Cordray Appointment article. In short, it’s a problematic appointment to an agency that shouldn’t exist performed in a shady [...]

How SOPA and PIPA violate property rights

Being the property rights lover I am, I can’t resist going through how SOPA and PIPA erode property rights and subvert our system of property rights enforcement. Trials work First, let’s remember that there already exists a pretty good system for prosecuting theft. Companies can bring charges against or sue thieves. The content industry sues thieves [...]

More Political Blogs