A Brief Libertarian View of National Defense

The libertarian view is that national defense is in principle absolutely a legitimate function of government, but it certainly needs strong limits. Preemptive actions, humanitarian actions, while not necessarily to be ruled out completely a priori should face incredibly strict Continue reading A Brief Libertarian View of National Defense

Germany Dealing With Nazis In Its Military: When is a Threat, Aggression?

Are there Nazis in today’s German military? It’s a question that’s been plaguing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government since the arrests in late April of two German army officers accused of an elaborate plot to assassinate the German justice minister and Continue reading Germany Dealing With Nazis In Its Military: When is a Threat, Aggression?

Libertarians Condemn Any Violence: Left-Wing OR Right-Wing

Some conservatives have seized on Wednesday’s shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise and three others as the latest example of what they see as rising political violence from the left. Fox News’ Sean Hannity accused Democrats of “dehumanizing” Republicans, and Continue reading Libertarians Condemn Any Violence: Left-Wing OR Right-Wing

To Fill Summer Jobs, Maine Gov. Releases Nonviolent Prisoners – WSJ

Ahead of peak tourism season, Maine’s Republican governor is pursuing an unconventional strategy to help ease the state’s labor shortage: releasing nonviolent offenders from prison early to get them back to work. The program by Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is Continue reading To Fill Summer Jobs, Maine Gov. Releases Nonviolent Prisoners – WSJ

United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle – Zero Aggression Project

When passenger David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines plane, it was a violation of the Zero Aggression Principle (sometimes called the non-aggression principle). The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) says that it’s wrong to use threats, backed by actual Continue reading United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle – Zero Aggression Project

IRS Can Take Your Passport if You are Behind on Taxes

Since late 2015, the IRS has had the power to use passports to collect tax debts. H.R.22 added new section 7345 to an already bloated tax code. The new provision is titled “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” The Continue reading IRS Can Take Your Passport if You are Behind on Taxes