The Lucky Libertarian

THE PASSIONATE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

Tarnell is an economist, entrepreneur and social observer. When he is not being a Lucky Libertarian, he is likely plotting to take over the world (and leave you alone) and singing romantic ballads to absolutely no one.

Oct 1

October 1, 2017

Locke Didn’t Say That, Bro: Why Rent is not Theft

Left-wing market anarchists sure can be an interesting bunch, with their focus on egalitarianism as the raison d’être for the free market, and their general contempt for real property. To wit, the mutualist/agorist crowd holds that whole free market operations allow for the unlimited accrual of personal property, private property is a breach of the…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2017

Monetizing Theft: Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Victimization of American Citizens

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. -Amendment…

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Nov 17

November 17, 2016

Bill Weld: The Fight For The Soul Of The LP

This long winter of our most definite discontent is finally over. Votes have been counted, chads have been…chadded…and Donald J. Trump is the next President of the United States as of January. The House is firmly in the hands of the GOP, while the Senate also rests within the control of the Republicans.  For the…

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Jun 28

June 28, 2016

Has Brexit Put the EU on Life Support?

Brexit Rising: Why the U.K. Needed to Bid the EU Goodbye Brexit is all the rage, and despite some mixed feelings on my part, I gotta admit, Brexit had to happen. Even as the market cries bloody murder, pounding the British pound (‘tis my blog; I shall pun as I please), the supposed cognoscenti prophesy…

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May 27

May 27, 2016

Trump’s Worker’s Party: Rhetoric and the Common Fool

The Grand Old Party as the modern day American Worker’s Party? Donald Trump is at it again, singlehandedly seeking to redefine what it means to be a Republican (or, in my humble view, even what it means to have common sense. But, that is a matter for another day). In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek’s…

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May 24

May 24, 2016

Live Free: A Welcome To The Lucky Libertarian

Live Free...The Motto of All Lucky Libertarians Live free. This is the natural state of human affairs. Increasingly, we reside in a world where it is becoming ever more difficult to live free. I don’t know about you, but that fact bothers me. Whether you are a religious individual that believes in some version of…

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