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Christophe Cieters: Monopoly Money

As money developed and people opted to place it in secured storage, banks started issuing banknotes which represented a client’s deposit at the bank and the promise to redeem each note for the amount of gold it represented at a 100% reserve rate. **The following essay was written by Christophe Cieters and published on March …

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Benjamin R. Tucker: Why I Am An Anarchist

Why am I an Anarchist? That is the question which the editor of the Twentieth Century has requested me to answer for his readers. I comply; but, to be frank, I find it a difficult task. If the editor or one of his contributors had only suggested a reason why I should be anything other …

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Carl Watner: The Tragedy of Political Government

“What is tragic about political government?” you might ask. Let us return to that question once we have examined the nature of political government and the State. In order to distinguish between government and other institutions in society we must look at the ways human behavior can be organized and human needs and desires satisfied. …

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Devon Brewer: Rediscovering the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule may be the most basic moral approach to dealing with others. It seems universal across cultures and religions. The Golden Rule is instinctive. We all know it, even as children without education. **The following essay was written by Devon Brewer. “Rediscovering the Golden Rule” was originally published on Voluntaryist.com and is reprinted …

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US Central Bank Blamed for 2020 Financial Crash: ‘The Fed Is Lawless Economic Government Unto Itself’

The last two months dealing with the coronavirus outbreak have been strange, to say the least, and as data rolls in more people are becoming aware that there was quite a bit of overreaction from politicians, the media, and medical professionals. A small number of people are starting to focus on the economic situation and …

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