Month: January 2018

Neither Statism Nor Corporatism

A big debate exists between “free market” conservatives and libertarians, and leftists, socialists, progressives, etc. over “Who is worse? Governments or corporations?” I am somewhere between the Marxists and the Libertarians on this. I agree with Libertarians that states have powers that private institutions typically do not have, […]

Trump’s Failed Coup in Iran

Efforts by the Empire to turn Iran into a wrecked nation like Iraq, Libya, and Syria have thus far failed. By Eric Margolis Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Listen to the state-“guided” US media this past week and you’d believe a series of spontaneous anti-government protests […]

The Endurance of Empire

This looks to be an interesting conference. The 2018 Telos Europe Conference  Friday, August 31, to Sunday, September 2, 2018 Ragusa, Sicily About the Conference  The end of the two world wars saw the fall of mighty empires—from the Tsarist Empire, the Kaiserreich and the Ottoman Empire to […]

Peter Tatchell and the Total State

Like Sean, I have some level of respect for Peter Tatchell. However, these troubling statements of his indicate what I have always said, i.e. that any ideological system, no matter how much it may seem to represent “good causes,” can be twisted towards state-centric and authoritarian ends. Additionally, […]