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Number 641, October 23, 2011
"Mercantilism and capitalism, that's what the
fight is really all about—and always has been"

Trapezius muscle
Red = where it hurts
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Had to take sick leave last week. Injury leave, anyway. Nothing like a strained trapezius muscle to make yer life miserable (see illustration above). Much better now, thank you. Onward!

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Letters to the Editor
from Dana Majewski, Stephan Segeth, L. Neil Smith, A.X. Perez, Jim Davidson, and Seth Cohn

Let George Do It
by L. Neil Smith
Will Rogers was a stand-up political commentator in the 1920s and 30s, and a folksy popular mouthpiece for the early Franklin Roosevelt Administration.

Debt Peonage Returns
by Jim Davidson
In 2005, Congress changed the bankruptcy code to guarantee the profits of the big banks. Student loans may no longer be discharged in bankruptcy court. So, lenders are guaranteed 7% returns and the borrowers get the shaft.

The Second Amendment: Does Anybody Get It?
by Russell D. Longcore
The so-called conservatives say that there should be no restrictions to keep and bear arms for Americans. They say that it's all about self-protection. The so-called liberals beat the drum for outright bans on firearms, saying that disarming Americans will make our nation safer. Both of them are wrong.

The Slow Learners
by Jim Davidson
Let's go over the facts, again, for the slow learners. The government does not pretend to represent anyone except possibly that portion of 86.8 million Americans who voted in November 2010.

The Primacy of Consciousness in Action
by C. Jeffery Small
Whether held consciously or implicitly, everyone operates from an underlying set of ideas—a philosophy — that has practical consequences. Each person's philosophic system rest upon a foundation which presumes a position about the fundamental nature of reality, and throughout human history there have been two dominant and opposing schools of thought....

A Sickness Called Dictatorship
by Jim Davidson
One of the groups that purports to represent "Occupy Kansas City" on Facebook is moderated and administered by authoritarians. They have deleted many threads. Anyone who objects to threads being deleted is treated as an enemy of "the people" by which they mean the people who administer the group. Threads started by myself and Hudson Luce, among others, have been deleted, along with many comments. The problem here, of course, is that the debate is being "managed" by wicked authoritarians who have evil intentions, do not accept the concept of dissent, want to prevent individuals from speaking out, and refuse to allow ideas they disagree with to be discussed. In other words, they are as bad, or worse than, the existing system.

Life, Liberty—then Property
by Bob Wallace
The Constitutional phrase, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" came from the writings of John Locke, specifically his long essay, "Concerning Civil Government," although Locke wrote (and I paraphrase here) "life, liberty and property."

An Excerpt from Blade of p'Na
A New Novel by L. Neil Smith
[AUTHOR'S NOTE: at the behest of the victim's fiancé, Shaalara of the Alteen Zirnaath, p'Nan Moral Debt Assessor Eichra Oren is investigating the disappearance of Meerltchirt of the Fronzeln Zirnaath, a sapient spider about the size of a dog, one of the "Appropriated Persons" whose ancestors were abducted from their own branches of probability by the nautiloid "Elders". The story is told by Oasam Otusam, better known as Sam, a cybernetically enhanced Samoyed who is Eichra Oren's symbiotic companion and friend.]

Liam Fox: Another Zombie Falls off the Roof
by Sean Gabb
It is, I think, a year since I last wrote anything about British politics. This is not because I have been idle. During the past twelve months, I have written or published eight books. Three of these have been substantial novels, and two of the novels are overtly libertarian. This alone might absolve me from my duty, as Director of the Libertarian Alliance, to give a running commentary on the issues of the day. But the real cause is that I am, for the moment, tired of watching how this country is governed. I feel less inclined to denounce than simply to look away.

by Jim Davidson
On Wednesday 5 October, I had a conversation with a fire fighter. I gather that he works for a fire department in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Generally speaking, I am in favour of fighting fires.In a world of voluntary associations, I believe that the early 19th Century practise of having fires fought by the trained teams deployed by insurance companies and mutual aid societies would return, and that other cooperative groups, including spontaneous cooperation at need, would arise. The United States continues to have a great many effective volunteer fire fighting groups, especially in rural areas.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 147
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 147 of a weekly cartoon series.

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