Egypt: Civilian patrols form to fight looters after police vanish

Posted January 31st, 2011 by brill

How would the police be handled in a free society without government? The people of Egypt are giving us a glimpse.

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Revolts in Tunisia and Egypt sparked by one man's lack of permit

Posted January 28th, 2011 by brill

What ignited the antigovernment revolts in Tunisia and then Egypt? Police "cracking down" on one man selling vegetables without a permit.

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Cops called on 13-year-olds for selling cupcakes

Posted November 15th, 2010 by losingfeeling

"A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday. A permit to sell things in the park costs $150 to $350 for two hours and a $1 million insurance certificate is also required."

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Online Network Helps Home Cooks Sell Their Extra Portions

Posted November 11th, 2010 by NonE

Agorism from your kitchen. Cook a meal and sell portions...

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Bitcoin econonomy surpasses $1 million dollars.

Posted November 10th, 2010 by davehollis

How is that for a currency with software that is still in beta? Maybe the fact the fed cant print $600 billion coins on a whim has something to do with it.

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is a free and easy to use, open source peer-to-peer electronic cash system that is completely decentralized, without the need for a central server or trusted parties.

Users hold the crypto keys to their own money and transact directly with each other, with the help of a P2P network to check for double-spending. Users can transfer money easily through the Internet, without having to trust middlemen. Third parties can’t prevent or control your transactions.

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There is no State

Posted August 27th, 2010 by loungedaddy

It’s the “there is no spoon” view. It is the realization that the State isn’t a thing or a place, it’s only an idea. And it is a terrible idea, at that. And once you realize that the State is only an idea — you can begin to accurately and peacefully address the problem immediately.

Once you believe that the State isn’t interested in expanding liberty, only in limiting it; that the political class uses violence as a matter of practice, which is in direct opposition to peace; and that violence is a terrible way to get things done … there are 3 options ...

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Feds to enforce fingerprint/ID for mortgage brokers

Posted July 30th, 2010 by loungedaddy

Government continues to clamp down on the economy, watching everything it seems. From gold to homes, the Federal State is keeping an eye on anything of value. This places a huge burden on the gold-sellers and the mortgage-lenders, who are being treated as if they are peddling weapons!

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Fight statism through a “non-zero-sum game” mentality

For those that don’t know, a zero-sum game is any game that says “for me to win, you must lose.” It pits everybody and everything against each-other, and leads to an “either-or” mentality.

It leads to destructive logic like this: “We need to sacrifice the free market to save the free market.” “We need to suspend personal liberty in order to save liberty.” “We need to restrict free speech on the Internet in order to save it.” Or, the latest one, “We need to make health-care less accessible in order to make it more available.”

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Alternative currencies getting more attention in Michigan

Posted July 30th, 2010 by loungedaddy

The trending toward alternative currencies in Michigan have been getting more attention since last week, when Connect Mid-Michigan did a short write up about it. There has been recent discussion both in blogs and mainstream media, including The Financial Post and NBC.

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