2017

"To Vote or Not to Vote"

Nothing wrong with voting. If you like it, by all means, do it. Just be aware that when you do it, you're not making any impact on the world. (Almost) same goes for attending large scale protests.

"Objections to Abolish Work"

Nick Ford, of abolishwork.com, thinks "work" (defined in a particular and narrow way) can and should be abolished. I find his position interesting but problematic. This essay spells out my fundamental objections with anti-work. Nick replied with "Anti-Work is For Dreamers" parts one and two.

2016

"Would You Press the Button?"

Are you someone who would like to improve, expand, change, minimize, and/or eliminate the government? Whichever stripe you happen to wear, I assert that you don't know what government is. This essay answers that ontological question, and explores what ethical considerations follow.

2015

"Spirituality for the Liberal Skeptic: A Parable"

A little boy asks his mother, “why is the sky blue?”

2014

"When an Anarchist Gets a Tax Return" [draft]

Is tax evasion really that hard? And, if it isn't, why don't more of us do it? Might it be because convenience is more important to us than not funding mass murder? This essay considers the possibility that most anarchists - including and especially myself - may just be huge hypocrites. Work in progress.

2013

"Voluntarism and Social Contract Theory: A Case for the Legitimacy of the State"

The typical libertarian mechanism for the acquisition of property – homesteading – consistently allows for the creation of a social contract, and therefore, a state.