Rehabilitating Natural Law, Part I

The other week I wrote a post which took a glance at some of the philosophical underpinnings of the Libertarian movement. In it, I discussed the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) as formulated by Murray Rothbard: “No one may threaten or commit violence (‘aggress’) against another man’s person or property. Violence may be employed only against the man … Continue reading Rehabilitating Natural Law, Part I


Does Inequality Cause Poverty?

Another interesting Mises article posted yesterday seemed to answer the question of this post in quite a decisive fashion. They make some fairly sensible points about poverty to which I would agree, but on some levels a deeper analysis is needed. What is Inequality? No trick question, quite we will simply define inequality as a disparity … Continue reading Does Inequality Cause Poverty?

On Mises and the Supposed Dangers of a Basic Income

Earlier this week our good friends at the Ludwig von Mises Institute (LvMI) posted an article criticizing the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). The article attacks it on standard Austrian grounds, but the real question is: Do these criticisms hurt the Geolibertarian UBI? Here I will argue that the answer is no. What … Continue reading On Mises and the Supposed Dangers of a Basic Income