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  • Re: Buying goods from slave labor

    I wasn't wanting to talk about economic consequences. I was wanting to get to the ethics of the situation. If we accept something like the NAP, then no one has the right to coerce somebody else into producing something for them (slavery). It wasn't for me about the economics either. That was...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Torsten on Sat, Jul 14 2012
  • Gay Marriage without the State

    My observation of the illegality of gay marriage in many states in America reminds me of the slave codes in the south that kept slavery from dropping out of existence. In the absence of the state issuing arbitrary laws about the voluntary relationships between human beings, I think private law would...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Austen on Mon, May 14 2012
  • Libertarian 'occupiers' in New Hampshire arrested

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3GUo3iOl3E
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Thu, Oct 20 2011
  • Socialists in NH protest Planned Parenthood defunding

    http://freeconcord.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/planned-parenthood-protest-sparks-ideological-confrontation/ Planned Parenthood Protest Sparks Ideological Confrontation by Garret Ean July 25, 2011 The vocal support base for government funding of Planned Parenthood has been denouncing the June 22 vote by...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Tue, Jul 26 2011
  • Civil War Books

    Hey, guys. I've been wanting to learn more about the Civil War in terms of why it was fought. I've been hearing a lot of people saying it wasn't about slavery at all and that it had to do with tariffs or something. I'm kind of confused about it, but I was hoping someone has a good book...
    Posted to History (Forum) by BrianAnderson on Thu, Jul 15 2010
  • Re: New York Times: Slavery and Jim Crow were part of the free market

    Sun. 10/05/23 13:19 EDT . post #106 [quote user="Snowflake"] In his inaugural address, he actually proposed amending the constitution to make slavery unrepealable.[/quote]You are referring to the Corwin Amendment ? According to this wiki article , Lincoln simply stated that he "had no...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by MMMark on Sun, May 23 2010
  • Slavery in America

    Well I've been thinking a lot about slavery and reading a bit of William Lloyd Garrison and I guess I have a couple of questions about it. Firstly how did African slavery come about in America? Did it arise through state power or did it people just start doing it? Did the southern states protect...
    Posted to History (Forum) by fancyshirtman on Sat, Apr 17 2010
  • Re: Child Slavery

    There is nothing more saddening or devastating than mass unemployment such as exists in countries such as Mexico or India. I have visited Asia many times on Business in the last century. Crime, family abandonment, divorce, selling your 12 year old (and younger) daughters to brothels, selling your 12...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Gerald Spencer on Tue, Mar 9 2010
  • Slavery and human trafficking

    Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone can direct me to some good resources for an Austrian view of how to combat contemporary slavery. I'm a newbie here and would like some help. I recently joined a book club and the first book is "Ending Slavery" by Kevin Bales. Now, I can't think...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Shane on Sat, Oct 17 2009
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