For those of you minarchists who are on demand feeding, this video gives an excellent introduction as to how the only legitimate government services (i.e., security, arbitration, incarceration) might be handled by the free market in a voluntary society. As the creator of the video himself states, the ideas presented in the video are only a start. Since a voluntary society in modern times has never been tried, we don’t know exactly what the structure of property protection services would eventually be like
It looks like Jim Hubbard finally found a project that politicians are hesitant to throw other people's money at. I think it would be very cool if a voluntarily funded Museum of Government waste were to exist - I hope they are successful.
A debate over how freely the U.S. government can eavesdrop on international communications reaches a climax on Monday in the country's highest court.
At issue is a law passed by Congress in 2008 allowing the government to monitor the overseas communications of individuals without obtaining a warrant for each target.
Florida courts are rocketing through mortgage cases with hearings lasting mere seconds. Would this happen in private arbitration? The foreclosure hearing lasted less than 20 seconds, with Judge John Carlin asking her two questions: Are you current on your mortgage and are you living in the home? She answered no and yes and then offered to show him her paperwork.
"I don't need to see that. That's between you and the bank," he said as he gave Ms. Hill Scott, her husband and three grandchildren 60 days to work out a deal with their lender or vacate their three-bedroom house.
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) has launched the 'God Does Not Exist' campaign to draw attention to the case of Alexander Aan, the Indonesian atheist attacked and arrested in January 2012 after posting 'God does not exist' and articles and cartoons about Islam on Facebook. Aan was convicted by an Indonesian court on 14 June 2012, sentenced to two years and six months jail and fined Rp100 million (c.US$10,600).
Never one to back away from a fight, Lance Armstrong is finally giving in and the cost of quitting is steep: His seven Tour de France titles could be gone as soon as Friday.
The superstar cyclist, whose stirring victories after his comeback from cancer helped him transcend sports, chose not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. That was his last option in his bitter fight with USADA and his decision set the stage for the titles to be stripped and his name to be all but wiped from the record books of the sport he once ruled.