Catalan Independence: Why The Collective Hates It When People Walk Away

I have written many times in the past about the singular conflict at the core of most human crises and disasters, a conflict that sabotages human endeavor and retards critical thought. This conflict not only stems from social interaction, it also exists within the psyche of the average individual. It is an inherent contradiction of […]

Why Small States Are Better 

By Philipp Bagus and Andreas Marquart Andreas Marquart and Philipp Bagus (see their author pageshere and here) were recently interviewed about their new book by the Austrian Economics Center. Unfortunately for English-language readers, the book is only available in German. Nevertheless, the interview offers some valuable insights.  Mr. Marquart, Mr. Bagus, you have released your new book „Wir schaffen das – […]


Bionic Mosquito writes: I am uncertain as to what libertarianism means if it does not allow for individuals to exercise control over their life and property.  This would inherently mean – to the extent possible in an imperfect world – that individuals would be free to choose from any available option of governance / governing structures, […]

Is It Time To Question The Modern Nation-State Model Of Governance?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I typically try to avoid news on Sundays, but I spent much of this weekend in complete awe of the extraordinary strength and fortitude of the Catalan people in the face of totalitarian violence from the Spanish state against citizens attempting to vote in a peaceful referendum. Before you […]

Secession Is Sweeping the World, and We Should Let It

We’re seeing a huge uptick in provinces and territories seeking independence from their parent countries all over the globe. I already wrote about Catalonia— a dramatic situation that is still ongoing — but they are by no means the only ones. And with these attempts to make new sovereign nations, lovers of liberty are faced with […]

A Libertarian Perspective on Separatist Movements

by Robert Wenzel With separatist movements in the northern Iraq region of the Kurds, and in Catalonia, grabbing headlines, it is an appropriate time to think about such movements. Murray Rothbard once wrote: There runs through For a New Liberty (and most of the rest of my work as well) a deep and pervasive hatred of the State […]

Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another 

by Ryan McMaken There’s an old saying that “he who distinguishes well teaches well.” In other words, if one’s going to talk about an important subject, one should be able to define his terms and tell the difference between two things that are not the same. This wisdom, unfortunately, is rarely embraced by modern pundits […]

Solve the Sanctuary-City Conflict by Granting Statehood to Cities 

by Ryan McMaken The battle over sanctuary cities is not just a matter of pitting some cities against federal policy. The conflict is also pitting cities against state governments. More than 30 states have moved with varying degrees of success to rein in so-called sanctuary cities that have pledged to not assist federal agents with […]

The End of the Nation-State

by Doug Casey Mankind has, so far, gone through three main stages of political organization since Day One, say 200,000 years ago, when anatomically modern men started appearing. We can call them Tribes, Kingdoms, and Nation-States. Karl Marx had a lot of things wrong, especially his moral philosophy. But one of the acute observations he made […]

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