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The Fear Of Self-Defense

Over the course of half a century, the philosophy of “anti-violence” has come to include a distinct distaste for self-defense. Self-defense is now consistently equated to “violence” (and is, thus, immoral), regardless of environmental circumstances. Even in the liberty movement, there are people who disregard physical defense as either barbaric or “futile” and have adopted…

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Our Concept Of Real Organization

For multiple generations, Americans and most of the rest of the world have been conditioned to believe that organization is a top-down affair that requires a central leadership that hands orders across the ranks of a rigid structure. The people within the structure operate as parts of a greater machine, and the success of the…

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It’s tough getting everyone to pay their fair share

2014.07.10 Ranchers in Idaho are threatening to face off against the government once again…and this time, it’s over some birds. The US government is considering listing the sage grouse as an endangered species, which could have a sharp impact on the very generous arrangement that the ranchers currently enjoy. Much of the cattle ranching in…

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Ignoring the past for our own convenience

2014.07.02 We spend so much time focusing on the problems of the present day that it can be very easy for us to ignore the past, and to ignore the historical actions and events that have led us to the situation of inequality and injustice that we face today. But as the famous saying goes,…

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Generation gap – How technology tears apart family life

2014.06.25 Undoubtedly, technology is affecting family relationships. Children have little time to share with parents. The gap is much wider with grandparents. Modern-day technology is being blamed for this disparity, with the young people being more interested in watching – television, exploring Internet, video games, smartphones, and tablets. Undeniably, the emergence of technologies has minimized…

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Why American public schools are failing

2014.06.23 The educational system in the United States is in dire trouble and there seems to be little real hope of effective reform in the near future. Our country’s once top-flight educational system has been in a state of decline for decades and we are rapidly falling behind many other developed countries. This decline in…

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A scientific definition of morality

2014.06.13 We live in an age of moral confusion. Is homosexuality immoral? Can female genital mutilation be justified? Is forced child marriage ever acceptable? Our present confusion is partly a result of the globalised age in which we live. Never before have we been so exposed to the enormous diversity of cultural norms and moral…

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