I’m sitting here in the Salt Lake City airport about to board a flight to Phoenix to join a startup poised to disrupt the foreign/crypto exchange and savings markets.
Maybe for some people, it’s mostly shit, and for others it’s mostly rainbows. But I defy anyone to show me a person whose life did not contain both, however brief it may have been.
The standard for consent should be a high level of obviousness. For example, this daredevil was gored nearly to death by bulls and has stated explicitly that he plans to partake in the experience again.
Deterrence only works because states are so involved in the political affairs of other states, rather than letting their markets do the talking and create “mutually assured wealth explosion” in the pursuit of nuclear disarmament.
In any event, unemployment is voluntary. There are thousands of available jobs in every market, but a person chooses to either work for less than they’re used to working, stop working, or to suckle at the teat of government. It’s all trade offs.
Here’s a simple dialogue showing how to challenge a predator’s jurisdiction and applicability of their laws. The setting is a person, Mike, charged with “speeding,” in conversation with his prosecutor.
“Show of force” type practices by people calling themselves “government” toward other people calling themselves “government” that necessarily threaten innocent third parties is a form of hostage holding.
I wish it would go without saying, but many a libertarian decry practices like taxation and civil asset forfeiture as “legalized theft.” Et cetera, Et cetera. It is only “legalized” if the laws allowing it actually applied to anyone, that they are anything more than opinions scribbled on parchment, paper, or computer screens.
Whether the government-based practice of taxation is theft depends on whether said government has jurisdiction over those they tax. Whether said government has jurisdiction over those they tax depends on whether said government’s laws outlining jurisdiction apply to anyone.
A concern I’ve heard regarding unschooled kids is that “they’ll be different”. What is meant by this is that they won’t have the same education, the same experiences, the same memories, the same cultural influences, yadda, yadda, yadda, as their “peers”. In my opinion, that’s just dandy.