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In the just concluded presidential election campaign in the United States, the candidates and their party allies spent a combined $2 billion according to a report on Reuters on November 7, 2012. Journalist Bob Woodward has published a book entitled … More
Whether Americans have cause to give up on the historical American dream of an ever better future is the subject of the cover story by Jon Meacham in the June 21, 2012 issue of Time magazine.
People exposed to the ideas of this website—that everything in society should be on a voluntary, non-coercive basis–sometimes ask how, without the state and taxation, education would be provided to children of impecunious families.
August 2012 “Rotating outages” of electricity happen routinely in third world countries. Now parts of the U.S., including Southern California, are in danger of periodic loss of electricity for extended periods of time. Southern California Edison is notifying its customers … More
Federal election 2012 in America: both political parties are incompetent to solve the financial problems of the U.S.
A YouTube presentation [link below] shows that all the taxes the U.S. federal state will collect in the year 2012 are used up by mandatory entitlement programs (Medicare, Social Security, etc.) and interest on the national debt. So Congress has … More
Jay Snelson spent many years compiling material and marshaling his ideas for a book which has just been published: Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-Win Solutions for Our World in Crisis (2011). Although the copyright date is 2011, actual printing … More
We reproduce below a letter from Jeff Herman of Bell Canyon, California to the editors of The Wall Street Journal published online on August 1, 2012 and in the print version, Opinion section, on August 2, 2012. It is published … More
America is spacious and beautiful. It is the birthplace of the idea that people do not need a king to rule over them. America has enormous strengths of which often its own native-born residents are either unaware or which they … More
It is the time of the summer solstice, a daily reminder of the life-giving energy that comes to us from the sun at this time of year in the temperate latitudes when the sun is with us through most of … More
After delivering the V-50 lectures for fourteen years, in 1977-1978 Jay Snelson presented his last V-50 lectures. Thanks to the endeavors of Charles Holloway, those lectures were reproduced in DVD, MP-3 format in the year 2008 and published with the … More
On June 21, 2012 there has been added to the website, Capitalism: The Liberal Revolution, a new chapter entitled “Political Democracy in America.” The link to this new chapter is https://www.capitalismtheliberalrevolution.com/chapter/political-democracy-in-america/
Master investor Warren Buffett published an Op-Ed essay in the New York Times of August 15, 2011, entitled “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.” Buffett said that his income tax rates are lower than tax rates on the other 20 people in … More
Today we have added an essay on health care to the chapter of the book entitled “Replacements for the Political State.”
While famine can be caused by extremely adverse climatic conditions, the most severe examples over the past century have been man-made via coercive politics and warfare. Sources for statements below are provided at the end of this post.
Taking advantage of the unique characteristics of Internet publishing, we have already made editorial changes in the Book section of this site, and expect to do so in the future. If you have already read portions of the book, they … More
HOW EVEN SMALL-TIME POLITICIANS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TAXPAYERS: TO BE A CITY EMPLOYEE OR AN ELECTED OFFICIAL IS BLESSED—because you may receive extraordinary health insurance benefits. More
July 4th is our favorite holiday, as it marks the largest step forward so far in the advance of human freedom. On July 4, 1776, 56 individuals, including representatives of all thirteen states comprising the British colonies in America, signed the Declaration of Independence, beginning with the following description: More
The problems of Greece have been much in the news of late. Because such problems are not unique to Greece, we prepared the following last year as an article for another publication we issue quarterly. More