What Government Is in Its Bare Essence

Our theory is that government is a natural phenomenon, an expression of power relationships, in which some people seek to dominate others by force. These dominators gather ‘insiders’ together so that they can take money, power and status away from other people, the ‘outsiders.’ Many people think that government provides some service. That is true,…

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Materialism Gets Old

Is Free Will an Illusion? This topic has arisen before on SNV, and the depths of the philosophy entailed are worth exploration if you ever have the time. The argument that we do not have free will is a slippery one though, that can be difficult to refute on its own premises. Proving a nonmathematical…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – December Edition

There is a huge folder of links sitting on my desktop, many of which I would like to comment on in individual posts. Unfortunately, I am too busy, so I will let you sift through them and see what you think is relevant… Newt Gingrich is not a good person. He did take a pledge…

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