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Analog Dilemma: A Site
By: Barry Belmont

With a new year, comes a new blog. I’m branching out a bit beyond the bounds of libertarianism and as such feel I need to branch out a bit beyond the bounds of this website. So I hope I can entice a few of you to come over and check out a side project of [...]

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A Knife, Peas, and Justice
By: Barry Belmont

Imagine an organization were in charge of ensuring that those who ate at designated tables did so safely. The purpose behind their existence is to keep those eating safe, and also to have all of those around them free from harm. A laudable goal. You can even name this organization the “Understanding Nutritional Safety Operations [...]

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Voluntary Human Extinction and the Last Messiah
By: Barry Belmont

I have been recently flirting with some of the “pessimistic” philosophers to see what they have to say on things. They are, after all, given such short shrift that what they have to say must be important. Two particular tomes have become especially close to me. The first is The Conspiracy Against the Human Race [...]

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Analog Dilemma: Dr. Pourhritch
By: Barry Belmont

Turns out I’m going to be doing these every other week, as work, school, the elements of chance and fate, and the incapacity to be creative on a weekly basis have come together in a maelstrom of non-posting. Situation: Dr. Pourhritch was perhaps the greatness social engineer to have ever lived, of this there can [...]

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Analog Dilemma: The Killing Business
By: Barry Belmont

Situation: You finally got what you want, you crazy libertarians, euthanasia is now legal. It’s legal and it’s regulated: they’ve got commissions, documents to sign, lawyers that need to be contacted, senators who bring up minutiae concerning the when, where, and how of the whole procedure, and about every hurtle you could throw at it [...]

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Analog Dilemma: Contracts
By: Barry Belmont

Situation: Barry didn’t post an Analog Dilemma last week. I really look forward to those things. He posted one every week, just like he said he would in his first post. I came to expect him to post one every week and yet, last week, there was nothing. He broke his promise. Ok, maybe he [...]

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Analog Dilemma: Public Displays of…Cannibalism?
By: Barry Belmont

Situation: Two lovers in a park. Children swing on swing sets, others play with their dogs. Parents look on. Two lovers on a bench in a park. A public park where all are allowed in. A couple of “bums” (they are homeless, however, the current vernacular labels them as bums) are digging through a trash [...]

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Analog Dilemma: Blatant Falsehoods
By: Barry Belmont

Situation: Evolution is a true theory. Homeotherapy is pointless. There are no UFOs. Man has landed on the moon. One man shot JFK. There is no 9/11 conspiracy, just psychopaths and heart break. There are no psychic phenomenon. Ghosts aren’t real. Tarot cards is an expensive form of Uno. Dianetics is pointless and harmful. As are [...]

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Analog Dilemma: Skin Fashions
By: Barry Belmont

Situation: It’s all the rage. Skin. Human skin. Being worn by people, not their owners. I believe it started with hand skin gloves shown at an underground New York fashion show last winter, though many contend it was a chest vest from Dolce & Gabbana’s spring line that started the trend. In any case, it’s [...]

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Analog Dilemma: Pain
By: Barry Belmont

Situation: The world no longer experiences pain. Stub your toe, skin your knee, bump your head. You won’t feel anything close to what you would have called pain.  You’re also pretty sure the world doesn’t experience anything akin to the normal psychological pain it once did. Threats of violence seem laughably impotent. This is because [...]

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