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historicaltimes:

A fire at the Rotunda building on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1895. By Rufus W. Holsinger.
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How many times did the Rotunda burn?

historicaltimes:

A fire at the Rotunda building on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1895. By Rufus W. Holsinger.

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How many times did the Rotunda burn?

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings (via laliberty)

Individual?

mostlysignssomeportents:

The term cobra effect stems from an anecdote set at the time of British rule of colonial India. The British government was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in Delhi.[3] The government therefore offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, however, enterprising persons began to breed cobras for the income. When the government became aware of this, the reward program was scrapped, causing the cobra breeders to set the now-worthless snakes free. As a result, the wild cobra population further increased. The apparent solution for the problem made the situation even worse.

malformalady:

Koi fish swimming in a circle

malformalady:

Koi fish swimming in a circle

emergentfutures:


21st Century version of the Maslow pyramid 
Via: Twitter

emergentfutures:

21st Century version of the Maslow pyramid

Via: Twitter

thinkoutsidethestate:

never-surrender-to-the-world:

thinkoutsidethestate:

This is a remake of the diagram that can be found here. 

The problem with libertarians is that pink market. The idea that war and imprisonment are immoral is pervasive in their nonsensical philosophy.

This isn’t a diagram of the five libertarian markets it’s a diagram of the five markets, just because things are immoral or wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t a market for it. Moreover I think the more telling issue is that the pink and red markets are state approved. We pay for these things through taxes and most libertarians I know would like not to pay taxes especially because it funds those atrocities. Most libertarians also would like not to fund locking people up for participation in grey and black markets.

thinkoutsidethestate:

never-surrender-to-the-world:

thinkoutsidethestate:

This is a remake of the diagram that can be found here

The problem with libertarians is that pink market. The idea that war and imprisonment are immoral is pervasive in their nonsensical philosophy.

This isn’t a diagram of the five libertarian markets it’s a diagram of the five markets, just because things are immoral or wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t a market for it. Moreover I think the more telling issue is that the pink and red markets are state approved. We pay for these things through taxes and most libertarians I know would like not to pay taxes especially because it funds those atrocities. Most libertarians also would like not to fund locking people up for participation in grey and black markets.

It should be emphasized that, in contrast to the Women’s Lib forces who tend to blame capitalism as well as male tyrants for centuries-old discrimination, it was precisely capitalism and the “capitalist revolution” of the 18th and 19th centuries that freed women from male oppression, and set each woman free to find her best level. It was the feudal and pre-capitalist, pre-market society that was marked by male oppression; it was that society where women were chattels of their fathers and husbands, where they could own no property of their own, etc. Capitalism set women free to find their own level, and the result is what we have today.
Murray N. Rothbard (via eltigrechico)

Empowering for how many years?

The court affirmed the bedrock principle that the state cannot insert itself into a private transaction between consenting adults to buy a natural product, or interfere with the type of foods that a parent might choose to nourish their family with.

"Judge Dismisses Charge Against Minnesota Raw-Milk Farmer Despite Probation Violations"

Now if only we could apply this precedent to so many other issues…

(via hipsterlibertarian)

Absolutely

stoweboyd:

Clive Wilkinson is an architect that recently worked with the Barbarian Group to resign its NYC offices, including a 1,100-foot-long ‘table’ that forms a moebius-like ribbon running around the 23,000-square-foot office. He was interviewed by Elaine Louie about the reasoning involved.

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Mr….

Ever since the fiasco in the Garden of Eden, most of what we get is by sweat, strain, and anxiety. Two villains – nature and other people – prevent us from getting what we want. Nature is niggardly: it provides fewer resources than we could use, and much of what is available is made useful only by hard work. As for other people, the problem stems not from malevolence: their wants and ours simply exceed what is available.
Armen Alchian, University Economics (1972)

Hmmmmmm