B.K. Marcus

B.K. Marcus is senior editor at Liberty.me and a publishing consultant at InvisibleOrder.com.

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Check Your History

MARCH 11, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS

Those who use the word "privilege" as a bludgeon don't understand the word's history any better than they do the complexity of power dynamics.


Black Death and Taxes

They had more to do with each other than you might think

NOVEMBER 25, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

The plague and the Little Ice Age didn't do Europe any favors. But the excesses of the State amplified the damage.


TV’s Third Golden Age

Programming quality is inversely proportional to regulatory meddling

OCTOBER 09, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

Television's new golden age puts consumers in control, rather than the government or the networks.


Lady Liberty: An Unauthorized Biography

The story of America’s most famous statue is more than a little libertarian

AUGUST 20, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

We hear that the Statue of Liberty was the gift of "the French people" to "the American people." Grammar-school civics aside, though, individuals from all walks of life wound up funding the statue voluntarily, without State funding or coercion.


Putting Hedy Lamarr on Hold

Why Did It Take So Long for the World to Go Wireless?

AUGUST 01, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

The story of the wireless revolution begins before World War II. It took an extra couple of decades to come about because the inventors dedicated themselves to the State.


Worshipping the Wrong Goddess

Democracy and Liberty Don't Necessarily Go Together

JULY 22, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

The Chinese students crushed in Tiananmen Square had the same division as American revolutionaries: Some wanted freedom from coercive government, while others simply wanted to take their rulers' seats.


Did Capitalism Give Us the Laugh Track?

MAY 30, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

Television shows full of bad jokes written for laugh tracks instead of people seem like proof that the market caters to the lowest common denominator. A closer look at the history of the laugh track tells a different story.


Why Rhett Butler’s Weed Is So Strong

APRIL 23, 2013 by B.K. MARCUS

Prohibition has driven the development of ever-stronger drugs, whereas a free market would see a proliferation of lighter options.


April 2014

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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