Freedom quest of Zork (the) Hun

The cost of free is freedom

One more on taxation


2016-05-03 tax forms

The tax season is over. If you do your taxes yourself, you know how incredibly stupid, complicated and convoluted the system is. Read more of this post

Were you good? BAD boy!


2016-05-01 hydro rates-1

I woke up to the news that our hydro rates are going up. There is nothing new about that. Ontarians already pay the highest rates in North America, but that is no reason why they couldn’t or shouldn’t go even higher. What was news, is the reason behind the rate increase.
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Taxes are worse than theft


2016-03-28 Taxation is the problem

I just wrote two posts that seem to contradict the title of this one.
In the first one, I made the point that the state can harm our financial well being in many ways and taxation is not the worst. Focusing on it is short-sighted.
In the second, I exposed the intellectual laziness of the attacks on taxation, pointing out that the real target should be the enablers of those taxes.

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Taxes are symptoms


Taxes are not the problem
Taxes are the symptom of problems

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Taxation is just the icing on the rotting cake of statism baked by politicians to be served to the morons and zombies who elected them.

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Taxation is NOT theft!


2016-03-20 taxation.jpg

What will it take to get it through the thick skulls of libertarians that taxation is NOT theft? Read more of this post

The faces of power


2016-03-15 facets of power

Another police shooting in Toronto.
I learned about it from CP24.
Tag line below the announcer’s picture:
THE VICTIM WAS ARMED
The announcer: The victim was armed with what appeared to be a gun.

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Über – Under


File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

The Uber problem is a classical Libertarian one, but not only in the sense you may think it is. Read more of this post

The care bear stare


2016-02-27 care bear-01

Someone sent a link to me to this video: Human rights travesty, then a day later, with an approving comment, she forwarded to me the following reply she got from a friend:

“He’s clever, and though it’s exaggerated, he’s saying what we all know is approximately true — but he’s leaving a lot out too, like alternatives.  Read more of this post

r/K selection theory – the work ahead


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My previous post on the subject was extolling the virtues of the theory and the book explaining it; in this one I will talk about the gaps in it. While the value of the theory and the reliability of the evidence supporting it is beyond doubt, there are many questions in need of further answers and explanations. It is a new theory, especially as applied to political ideologies and attitudes. The ‘gaps’ in it are just unanswered or not fully explored questions.

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Conspiracy theory


2016-02-21 conspiracy-theories

A friend asked me the other day whether I believe that Antonin Scalia was murdered.
I said we’ll never know but I don’t think so. What I should have said is that “I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that he was.”

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