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Without government cops, and government courts, and government prisons, who will stop unscrupulous criminals from robbing honest people blind?

Q. Without government cops, and government courts, and government prisons, who will stop unscrupulous criminals from robbing honest people blind?

A. We will.

(Via Jesse Walker 2011-05-13.)

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2011/04/i-think-if-you-ask-yourself-what-could-actually-give-other-peoplethe-right-to-tell-you-what-to-wear-youll-see-the-problem-wi.html">i think if you ask yourself what could actually give other. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-04-11)</a>. <q>i think if you ask yourself what could actually give other people the right to tell you what to wear, you&#39;ll see the problem with the state in a nutshell: it is entirely without moral justification. it has no defensible theoretical underpinnings. its overwhelming existence is perfectly proportioned to the lack...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/04/13/fear-and-loathing-at-the-new-y">Fear and Loathing at *The New York Times* <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-04-13)</a>. Thomas Friemdan continues his quest to prove himself the stupidest man on earth. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://twitter.com/notjessewalker/statuses/58050129130823681">notjessewalker: Tom Friedman goes to hotel bathroom, mistakes sink for phone, accidentally interviews toothbrush. It says things will look up in 6 months. <cite>Twitter / notjessewalker</cite> (2011-04-12)</a>. <q>notjessewalker: Tom Friedman goes to hotel bathroom, mistakes sink for phone, accidentally interviews toothbrush. It says things will look up in 6 months.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2011/04/07/reaching-left/comment-page-1/#comment-361621">Comment on Reaching Left by JOR. JOR, <cite>Comments for Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2011-04-11)</a>. <q>I think he wasn’t saying “left-libertarianism won’t work” and calling Long et al. evangelists so much as he was saying that the evangelistic efforts of left (and other) libertarians are a waste of time because people’s political philosophies are determined by non-rational factors. I agree. Libertarians shouldn’t shift left, if...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2011/01/no-one-who-has-ever-been-tempted-toward-a-revolutionary-politics-or-a-radical-political-philosophy-or-envisioned-a-big-transf.html">no one who has ever been tempted toward a revolutionary. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-01-10)</a>. <q>no one who has ever been tempted toward a revolutionary politics or a radical political philosophy or envisioned a big transformation can be entirely comfortable with the the notion that &quot;anti-government&quot; rhetoric must be...controlled, lest it lead to violence. that sort of thing threw eugene debs in prison and deported emma goldman.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-01-10.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.theagitator.com/2010/12/23/on-cable-news/">On Cable News | The Agitator. <cite>www.theagitator.com</cite> (2011-01-10)</a>. <q>Ta-Nehisi Coates: ...it's my impression that much of cable news is rigged. Complicated questions are forced into small spaces of time, and guests frequently</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-01-10.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/01/10/the-agony-of-paul-krugman">The Agony of Paul Krugman. <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-01-11)</a>. Paul Krugman is a Very Serious Thinker. His words are like the rain. If he did not say these things about purely political matters, who else possibly could? <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-01-11.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://drench.github.com/graceless-degradation/">Graceless Degradation: WordPress Uglification for Outmoded Browsers. <cite>drench.github.com</cite> (2011-01-12)</a>. <q>Graceless Degradation Graceless Degradation is a WordPress plugin that gives visitors still using Internet Explorer 6 an appropriate user experience.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2280619/">If suspect Jared Lee Loughner has schizophrenia, would that make him more likely to go on a shooting spree in Arizona? - By Vaughan Bell - Slate Magazine. <cite>www.slate.com</cite> (2011-01-12)</a>. <q>If you found evidence on the Web that Jared Lee Loughner or some other suspected killer was obsessed with soccer or football or hockey and suggested it might be an explanation for his crime, you'd be laughed at. But do the same with "schizophrenia" and people nod in solemn agreement....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-01-12.)</em></p></li>

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/25/that-show-by-those-hipster-kno">&quot;That Show By Those Hipster Know-It-Alls Who Talk About How Fascinating  Ordinary People Are&quot; <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2010-10-25)</a>. "Most of those broadcasters enjoy support from the government in one form or another (though not all of them do: WFMU is subsidy-free as well as commercial-free). But they're not a top-down project. They're a decentralized set of shows that seek funds where they can find them, and they could survive if the CPB were fully privatized. They might even do better, if the new CPB decided to spend less of its money on actual stations (which haven't always benefited when the corporation funds them) and more on independent producers." <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/c4ss/~3/IR-G3SwFVYU/4469">WikiLeaks Removes the Cloak. David D'Amato, <cite>Center for a Stateless Society</cite> (2010-10-25)</a>. <q>Late last week, major media outlets announced, to the bated breath of the world, the latest disclosures of classified materials on the war in Iraq from Wikileaks. The documents — almost 400,000 files comprised mostly of the U.S. military’s daily field reports — detail a staggering civilian death toll and...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2010-10-25.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2010/10/26/mantid-of-the-week-2/">Mantid of the week. Jill, <cite>I Blame The Patriarchy</cite> (2010-10-26)</a>. <q>Greetings from Spinster HQ, O ye commenters and readers of comments! The “Latest Blamer Invective” sidebar function upon which you have come to dote so warmly has experienced a warp core breach. Two female characters with names are discussing it, and should have it back online before the third act....</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-26.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2010/10/at-the-bottom-of-the-178-countries-somalia-scored-11-just-below-afghanistan-and-myanmar-14-and-iraq-15-surelysomeon.html">At the bottom of the 178 countries Somalia scored 1.1, just. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2010-10-26)</a>. <q>At the bottom of the 178 countries Somalia scored 1.1, just below Afghanistan and Myanmar (1.4) and Iraq (1.5). surely someone somewhere is actually worried about the fact that the countries we invaded and &#39;liberated&#39; are two of the four most corrupt in the world. we said we brought you this...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2010-10-26.)</em></p></li>

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