Progressive taxation and the debasement of democracy

Hi World! Progressive taxation cannot work with democracy. Not over the long run, at least. The main point is that progressive taxation allows to have an asymmetric distribution of contributions. You end up with more people receiving and less people paying. So instead of voting to know what to do of their collective contributions, the…

A pictorial review of a Chinese clone of the Shirogorov 110

Hello World! I don’t care much for intellectual property (the only one property that really is theft since it’s a state imposed monopoly, as discussed in this post) and I like knives. Lucky for me, I’ve recently received from China a clone of the Shirogorov model 110. It is a beast of knife, large, heavy,…

Nuclear war and Health insurance…

Hi World! Hans-Hermann Hoppe turned 66 two days ago, and here I’ll rebound on one of his key ideas: the mistrust (to say the least) about democracy. To him, democracy is a form of communism with less violence. Not totally wrong, I’d say, since it is a system that, contrary to a market, imposes to…