anarchohairdresser said: Is your business a monopoly with its own security force?

Last time I checked…no.  

But apparently if you scream louder you win…

So apparently “government” is a just a business

So why can’t I jail people who disagree with how I run my business?  

Something that can’t be answered

madamepsy said: So you're an anarchocapitalist rather than the more commonly thought of collectivist social anarchist schools (anarchocommunism/anarchosyndicalism, essentially libertarian socialism and old utopian socialist theories)? (nobody cares about anarchoprimitivism or whatever)

If you want to label my anarchism I’m somewhere between capitalist and mutual aid society anarchism. 

I think human nature is adaptive in its very nature.  Society has a far better chance of survival if we are work together. 

Ultimately I believe we all own ourselves.  You proclaimed your self ownership when you decided to ask me a question and you proclaimed that you accepted my self ownership when you directed it at me. 

All societies are built on property rights.  People just differ on who gets to control those property rights. 

I believe the individual is the ultimate owner of their body and thus they control their property. 

Anonymous said: Do you like capitalism?

Depends on how one defines capitalism.  Though, most arguments can be settled if people just agreed on definitions. 

I define capitalism as the voluntary interaction between consenting individuals based on self ownership and individual rights.  I love that definition of capitalism. 

Capitalism, according to that definition, is anarchism. 

Anonymous said: What is Molyneux's definition of love? He said it a few times in his videos but I've never caught on to the meaning of it, something about virtue. Think you could help me out?

You’d have to ask him what his definition is. 

I can only take an educated guess that his view of love is close to Ayn Rand’s definition of love.  In which she thought love was a response to those whose virtues you admire.

Which is why she thought love was the most selfish act one could make.  It’s in ones own rational interest to love people with the same high standards of virtues you have. 

Seeking the highest values you hold in another. 

Anonymous said: Capitalism?

Correct, that’s how you spell capitalism. 

Do you have a question about capitalism?

"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called."

— John Stuart Mill

Stephan discusses the history of IP which were the Statues of Monopoly and the Statues of Anne.  Both which were protectionist, mercantilism, and a way to control information. 

Censorship by the state to control the masses. 

Which is why we must oppose any and all IP laws.

"Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge."

— Cicero

Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says.

Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led by informants”, bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.

The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.

“In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act,” the report alleges.