Generations, Vices or Crimes, American Letter Mail Company (29m) – Episode 277

Episode 277 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: generational whining about the symptoms of multi-generational statist beliefs; Lysander Spooner’s essay “Vices are Not Crimes” as written about in a November 2009 essay; Lysander Spooner’s battle with the US Federal government over first-class letter delivery; and more.

Listen to Episode 277 (29m, mp3, 64kbps)

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Alex Knight
3 years ago

All the CON-stitution refers to is “the establishment of postal roads.” Any constitutional argument (even setting aside Spooner’s revelations) in favor of a governmental duty to provide postal service is pure bunk.

Alex Knight
3 years ago

Just heard the part of your podcast in which Spooner points out what I did in my previous posting — including the establishment of post offices…though not their perpetual maintenance, or squelching of competition.

Alex Knight
3 years ago

As with everything, the pols and black-robed lawyers have elasticized a few simple words — and ultimately meaningless ones, at that.