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Essays

[Image: Photo taken by author of Morro Rock, California. Intended for mood and backdrop only.]Although one of my primary pastimes is reading, writing is a close second. Books reveal to me the world and universe, writing helps me focus and develop my own thoughts and perspectives. I once learned that if a person wants to learn a subject, the person should teach the subject, and if teaching is not available, then write. Reading only exposes me to subjects, writing or teaching helps me master topics.

These essays are much like a personal journal. I think, and then I write in the hopes of teaching myself or clarifying what I think I know or believe.

A life of liberty begins with being able to see the world as other people do, but being able to explain the other person’s perspective puts you in that person’s shoes. You do not have to agree, but understanding different perspectives often helps to avoid conflicts. As the old adage goes, “Never judge a man until you have walked in his shoes.”

You will notice in my web site essays that many words are hyperlinked. Those words are hyperlinked to my site dictionary. A primary reason most discussions fail is neither side stops to define the words they use. People therefore fail to establish common understandable foundations to continue their discussion. Thus, both sides end up arguing because they disagree about the meaning of certain words yet assume the other side uses the same definition. Often I can read only a paragraph or two of any essay and tell you the outcome all based upon how words are used. Thus, I provide definitions to avoid such misinterpretations. All of the definitions are concise and focused. Thus, do read those definitions and you will find your world opening dramatically with respect to understanding the overall topic you are reading.

 

Ramblings 

What is Liberty?
Statists Steal
Liberty Solutions

Privacy 101
Some Things I Don’t Believe or Dislike
What I Advocate
Amazing

The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Systems Theory
Is Life Valuable?
Libertarian Women

Intellectual Property — The Real Argument
Intellectual Property Redux
Shrink-Wrapped Licenses
Building A Relationship Economy

Hell No We Won’t Go!
My Day as a Juror
Gulching
Am I Free?

FLOSS Will Not Fail — A Rebuttal to Richard Epstein

Celtic Woman
Alice’s Restaurant Anti-Massacre[e] Movement

Economics and Monetary Theory 

The Theory of the Leisure Class
(by Thorstein Veblen) 
The Lost Science of Money
(by Stephen Zarlenga)

Political and Social Theory 

Secession, The Morality of Political Divorce from Fort Sumter to Lithuania to Quebec
(by Allen Buchanan) 
Anarchy, State and Utopia
(by Robert Nozick) 
A Theory of Justice
(by John Rawls) 
Anarchism: Arguments For and Against
(by Albert Meltzer) 
The Dispossessed
(by Ursula K. Le Guin) 

Law and Legal Theory 

Introduction to the Study of The Law of the Constitution
(by A. V. Dicey)