"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams


Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We will strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Founding Fathers of our great Nation, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to have a truly free Republic. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Freeman and the state.
Please join us!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Freedom in Mexico and Seth King on BitCoins


In the first hour David and Josh call in to discuss their discovery of freedom in Mexico (without trillion dollar wars to "keep it free").

In the second hour Seth King from DailyAnarchist.com discusses BitCoin, Anarchism, and the fact that so-called rights are not what make us free.



In the first hour Wake Up Call, Aaron and Josh discuss the American and Alaskan cows and how they do what the farmer wants. In the second hour they discuss the socialist oil dependency that Alaskans have growing on them like a giant tumor.

3 comments:

  1. We have no idea what the free market price of oil is because states claim ownership of the land holding the oil. We have oil communism. This encourages over-utilization because profits are privatized and costs (depletion of the long term value of the oil field) is socialized. To "balance" that out we get regulations forcing us to "economize" energy, to throttle exploitation politically, when actual private ownership of the resource and profit maximizing behavior on the part of the owners (rational exploitation of the resource, rather than "fast as possible" exploitation) would do that naturally. We don't know if gas prices would be higher or lower as a result. We just know that the current exploitation pattern is more likely political than rational.

    Rothbard, Conservation and Property Rights,

    Jim in Kenai

    ReplyDelete
  2. "Are there any stateless societies?"

    http://mises.org/daily/4881
    The Art of Not Being Governed

    Jim in Kenai

    ReplyDelete
  3. On the exploitation patterns of oil fields, I suggest "Conservation and Property Rights" by Rothbard. We don't know what the free market (rational) price of gas/oil would be, but we can be pretty sure what we have isn't it.

    Jim in Kenai

    ReplyDelete