Libertarian Prepper

The world divides politically into those who want people to be controlled, and those who have no such desire.

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There’s something wrong about the Elon Musk narrative…

I've been a fan of Elon Musk for some time now. Why not, right? He builds spaceships and wants to colonize Mars, he builds electric cars that are green and great for the Earth, he wants to build a hyperloop, and so on. If you go on YouTube and look at the comments on Elon Musk videos, or look at social media, or talk Read more [...]

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E-Prime and Politics – how a little thought can avert a lot of strife

"That movie was funny" takes an opinion and presents it as an objective fact. But it is not possible to objectively (that is to say, outside of the observation of a human) evaluate the merits of a movie. There is not a movie in existence that will have been liked by everyone. No matter how funny some people will find a Read more [...]

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A short critique of Elysium’s economic tomfoolery

It takes quite the movie to present such stunning visuals, yet mired by a premise so ludicrous that I become distracted and do other things, turning my eyes away from the screen to check my emails or read a thread on a forum. There are all kinds of ideas presented in this film that make no economic sense, but the one Read more [...]

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Do the concepts of import and export make economic sense?

While balance of payments deficits are an important part of what economists study, and the statistics statisticians keep, does the notion of a balance of payments, or even of imports and exports, make economic sense? In order to calculate a balance of payments, one must essentially take some arbitrary line in the sand Read more [...]

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Why aren’t more libertarians using Bitcoin?

Why the Austrian opposition to Bitcoin? Value is subjective. The subjective theory of value is one of the basic discoveries of Austrian Economics. Every human being has their own value scale, and this enables voluntary, mutually consensual transactions to be win-win for every party involved. When two goods are voluntarily Read more [...]