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A Primer on Monkey-nomics
By: Barry Belmont
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AnarchoDebates: Barry v. Keegan 1
By: Barry Belmont

There will likely be a series of debates all throughout the summer between me and various individuals about the plausibility of anarchocapitalism. Hopefully what these exchanges include will help you solidify your own positions in regards to the necessity/injustice of the existence of a State. All of these exchanges assume you have watched Anarchocapitalism Pt [...]

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A Criticism of Free Markets
By: Barry Belmont

This is an adapted excerpt from a larger work of mine entitled “The Evolution of Free Markets.” Please do enjoy. Critics of free markets generally (and the super free markets of Austrian economics specifically) tend to be of this type: 1) I cannot think of how A would occur on the free and open market. [...]

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Evolution of Cooperation and Fairness
By: Barry Belmont

I know I often use evidence from evolutionary biology to make many of my points. Since we’re not all biology majors, sometimes it may seem a little remote or implausible or downright wrong. Perhaps this little video will highlight a few of the things I talk about. (Bear in mind that studies on monkeys and [...]

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Five Monkeys, Or; How Government Policies Are Maintained
By: Barry Belmont
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Government is the Problem not the Solution
By: Barry Belmont

I have an inordinate respect for many scientists. I have read literally hundreds of books on science and it never ceases to amaze me the brilliant insights many scientists (or scientific journalists/writers) illuminate. One particularly interesting book I read recently was The Origin of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation by Matt Ridley. I had [...]

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