Monthly Archives: March 2017

Busting Myths About the State and the Libertarian Alternative

In non-technical terms, the libertarian is simply someone who is against the use of force against peaceful people in civil society. You would think that this would be a universally accepted idea but, as will be discussed in greater depth in this paper, to believe in government as we know it is to be at odds with this idea.

The vast majority of people in the world today live under some form of publicly organized government, which hereinafter I’ll call the “state.” Most people believe we should live under state rule, whether they are classical liberals, communists, conservatives, fascists, liberals, Marxists, neoconservatives, Progressives, Randians, socialists or any other flavor, all of whom hereinafter I’ll call “statists.” They simply differ in their views on what powers the state should possess.

Zack Rofer (in 2017)

In non-technical terms, the libertarian is simply someone who is against the use of force against peaceful people in civil society. You would think that this would be a universally accepted idea but, as will be discussed in greater depth in this paper, to believe in government as we know it is to be at odds with this idea.

Why the Greenbackers Are Wrong by Tom Woods

This paper was presented at the Austrian Economic Research Conference in March 2013. Some people — known popularly these days as Greenbackers — oppose the Federal Reserve for all the wrong reasons: it doesn’t inflate enough (!), the bankers will wind up with all the money thanks to compound interest, there isn’t enough money created…