Tragedy of the Commons and Potato Chips

An analogy can be drawn of the tragedy of the commons as it relates to giving many children a pile of chips and letting them free to fight for the chips. Everyone hordes as many chips as possible for himself/herself. The strong always beat the weak and take the most, fighting often ensues.


The solution is private property where everyone is allotted a specific amount of chips, no fighting ensues. Everyone understands that there is no public pile of chips to fight over.


In a world of scarce resources and infinite desires there must be a rational way to allocate these scarce resources so their value is not wasted and plundered. Private ownership by means of 1st user rights, homesteading, or gifting may solve this problem. Individuals take care of their property and ensure that it remains viable and sustainable for future use.

Tragedy of the Commons and Potato Chips – Steemit

The State is a Lagging Indicator of Culture



While there are certainly cultural tendencies, I always caution myself from making vast sweeping generalizations. One must clearly differentiate between culture and the State, which are two very different entities.


Yes people follow authority for vastly different reasons. It is my task to discover in each individual person I talk to, why they value the opinions of those in positions of authority. Depending on the answer will depend on the intellectual disentanglement that must ensue to help achieve their mental emancipation.


The State does not mold culture. The State is the parasitical entity that attaches itself to the industrious host slowly siphoning away productivity. It must always follow culture. Culture always comes first. The State is a lagging indicator of culture.


Culture is wondrous and magnificent. It arises spontaneously and always out of purely voluntary interactions. When force and coercion are introduced this is the genesis of the State in any society.


The State is a Lagging Indicator of Culture – Steemit

Flagship Freedom interviews Danilo Cuellar on Peaceful Parenting


Danny and Michael recruit Peaceful Anarchism’s Danilo Cuellar to take on the infamous chapter 14 of Ethics, a portion of Rothbard’s philosophy dealing with children’s rights that has received a considerable amount of attention since its publication. Along the way, they touch upon Kinsella’s body/property ownership distinction, Child Protective Services, spanking, and animal rights.


1) Psychologic Anarchist

2) How To Win Friends and Influence People

3) Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services

4) The Ethics of Liberty: Children and Rights

5) Stephan Kinsella on Children’s Rights



Flagship Freedom interviews Danilo Cuellar on Peaceful Parenting – Steemit

Surround Yourself With People Who Inspire You


We must be civil and courteous to everyone we meet. If the sentiment is not reciprocated, respectfully retreat, no argument or hostility is required. There is no shame in accepting some people to be incompatible with one’s nature. We all discriminate with who we choose to spend the valuable finite amount of time we have on Earth. This is at the direct expense of other people. There is no time for insults, shaming, and degradation. Spend your precious time with only those who inspire, motivate, and uplift you. In helping each other we become stronger. The rising tide raises all boats.


Surround Yourself With People Who Inspire You – Steemit

Cheryl Yurkowski: Founder of Anarchobabe and Anarchist Model

Please enjoy my recent conversation with Cheryl Yurkowski, founder of Anarchobabe and Anarchist Model. Herein we discussed her path to Voluntaryism, Mark Passio, What On Earth Is Happening, Larken Rose, Stefan Molyneux, Most Dangerous Superstition, order followers, belief in authority, diffusion of responsibility, power attracts the wretched, Anarchy Is All Around Us, a Cheryl interaction, rope them in with your charm, legal plunder, a Danilo interaction, Cheryl’s infamous incident with law enforcement, appeal to authority, Stockholm syndrome, talking with family, Christian Anarchists, Marc Stevens, A Prison By Any Other Name, strike at the root, Cheryl Facebook jail escapades, using sex appeal to spread Voluntaryism, proclaim what you stand for and more!


Rope them in with your charm and sweetness.


I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery

Thomas Jefferson


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