Homesteading in CHAZ Reply

By Walter Block (responding to Jeff Deist)

Mises Institute

The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is an area of several city blocks in Seattle that has been taken over by a group of people unconnected with the government. They have established a police-free zone and are now busily administering this territory.

Is this a voluntary socialist commune? A free enterprise zone? Are the new inhabitants who have seized control of the area legitimate homesteaders or illegal squatters, that is, trespassers? Who are now the proper owners of this acreage, of the buildings, roads, parks, and houses therein?

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Are Left and Right Experiencing Two Different Pandemics? Reply

Tom Woods and Jeff Deist discuss how Left and Right have different interpretations of reality.

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Jeff Deist, chairman of the Mises Institute, joins me to try to get to the bottom of why the response to COVID-19 (and the lockdowns) seems for the most part to divide along ideological lines, an outcome I myself did not expect.

Article Mentioned

“Why Conservatives and Liberals Are Not Experiencing the Same Pandemic,” by Luke Conway

Read the original article at TomWoods.com. http://tomwoods.com/ep-1648-are-left-and-right-experiencing-two-different-pandemics/

Defending Jeff Deist From The Politically Correct Libertarians Reply

Here’s the money quote from this article:

“There is something not normal about a person who can read a defense of the stateless society and decentralization, secession, and self-determination as means of achieving it and immediately think Nazi because of a reference to the obvious reality of blood and soil.”

By Dan Phillips

The Liberty Conservative

Certain quarters of the libertarian universe are in an absolute tizzy because Mises Institute President Jeff Deist invoked “blood and soil” in a recent speech. In the minds of some PC brain-addled libertarians, this is clearly an indication that the speaker was dog whistling to Nazis. This is both profoundly clueless and shameless PC grandstanding.

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