Government Sucks – A Series

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One part of me really appreciates government. Without government, it would be impossible to justly restrain our wolfen nature (due process for the accused doesn’t happen naturally), and it would be difficult if not impossible to provide a number of vital goods and services (roads, courts, environmental regulations, and national defense don’t happen naturally). And … [Read more…]

Uber: The Undocumented Cab Company

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Today I came across an article that didn’t have a warm and fuzzy feeling for Uber. Here’s the title of the article. The threat Uber poses to competition and productive capitalism How does Uber pose a threat to competition in the cab industry? What competition was there in the cab industry before Uber and Lyft came … [Read more…]

No-Nonsense DIY Expense Tracker

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The goal of any self-respecting freedomist is to free himself or herself from the tyranny of financial dependency. When you have to work in order to survive, you’re financially dependent. When you don’t have to work, when you only labor because it suits your whim or excites you, you’re financially independent. To achieve financial independence … [Read more…]

Lending Club and Risk Taking

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A few months back I came across a company called the Lending Club. And from what I read, it struck me as having a very intriguing business model. Here’s how the Lending Club works. Potential borrowers with relatively small loan requirements join the Lending Club (average loan size is $14,553). The Lending Club determines the … [Read more…]

How to Improve your Finances: Be Boring

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I love the sitcom Taxi. It ran for five seasons from 1978 to 1983. Some of my favorite episodes are when the Reverend Jim has a dream about Alex dancing the Can-Can wearing a catcher’s mask, when Latka re-invents himself as alpha male Vic Ferrari, and when Alex goes to a gay bar to help … [Read more…]