Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Technology and a Digital Renascence for 2013?

Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Intuit, and other tech companies may be responsible for the next generation renascence.  With the advent of constantly improving technology and software, the world is looking brighter for those interested in media, entertainment, and communications.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Property Rights to Suit Republicans, Anarchists, Libertarians, Socialists, Voluntarists?

The liberty movement is perhaps the most controversial and intellectually stimulating in the arena of ideas for organizing society. One common theme runs through most of them. The Non-Aggression Principle also known as NAP. The idea that no individual can justly claim to aggress against another individual. The only just claim to use violence is in self-defense. Already being such a small fraction of the population, those whom wholeheartedly apply the NAP, it would be a shame for so many sub factions to emerge if it stalled the effort to bring this one principle into the acceptance of general society. One of the most contentious among the topics of discussion which can lasts for hours in the chat rooms, or for years in the forums of the liberty interwebs, is the idea of property rights. There is a general consensus among the liberty not-leaders, Adam Kokesh, Stefan Molyneux, Kevin Carson, Larken Rose, Jeffrey Tucker, Lew Rockwell, Hans Herman Hoppe, and Ron Paul is that self-ownership is inviolable. These folks typically prefer to go without labels, but if pressed would self-describe their positions as Anarchist, Voluntarist, Free-Market Socialist, Libertarian, Republican, Anarcho-Capitalist. However, where does self-ownership end and where do property rights begin? This is the problem I hope to solve. I do not claim this argument to be conclusive, but I do offer it humbly before you.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Is Walmart Evil for Paying Low Wages and Trading with China? Maybe so...

Is Walmart evil for paying low wages or because they offer chinese products.

1. Low Wages:

Who earns low wages?  Usually it’s low skilled less productive people.  Typically they're young with few skills and little experience or older people who have become less productive due to the limits placed on them by their age.  People who earn higher wages are typically more productive with more experience.  This is why plumbers, electricians, engineers and doctors never have to worry about earning a minimum wage.  Their goods and services are valued higher in the monetary sense because the demand for their goods and services relative to the supply of their goods and services is higher.  This is determined by consumers.  Employers don’t determine the value consumers place on a good or service.  If employers were the only ones that determined the value of an employee then employers could just value their workers at a million dollars and pay them a hundred thousand dollars per hour.   

It might be better explained by talking about what the consequences of raising the wages of wal mart workers.