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July 24, 2016 by Phil Osborn
Update: 08/28/2016




July 25, 2016

I opened the OC Register at work this morning and almost skipped over the front page article "Zoltan, a presidential candidate for the future."  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/need-723287-says-income.html%20

I've been talking up the "basic ...
March 29, 2015 by Phil Osborn
I'm suddenly deluged with a flood of posts on my FaceBook page regarding anarcho-capitalism, a term that I still apply to myself - privately.  Publically, I am more likely to use anarcho-commonist.  My own redefinition has come about from two logically entwined realizations.

First, that Auguste Comte is fundamentally correct in one major sense:
That we each individually must own up to the fact that everything we own, every thing of value to us, is largely the product of ot...
January 11, 2014 by Phil Osborn
This is the beginning of my long-awaited* extension of my popular earlier blog, which focussed on the concept of property as associated with physical things.  That blog was not intended to promote a particular version of property, although it has probably been taken that way by many readers.  I will try to maintain some degree of neutrality here, as well.  I certainly have my own opinions, positions and implicit agenda, but the standard to which I try to adhere is what suppor...
November 17, 2013 by Phil Osborn
 A Solution – The Shorter Version


What is different and unique in my approach to the "Basic Income" proposal:

My starting point is primarily moral theory or meta-ethics entwined with property law.  In summary, I challenge the notion of property propagated by the alleged followers of Locke, the so-called "Mixing your labor with the land."  E.g., since your labor belongs exclusively to you, by extension it creates a legal, moral claim or lie...
October 26, 2013 by Phil Osborn
Notes on Property:  Phil Osborn  06/15/2013

(Originally presented at the Santa Ana Escualita.)

Note: this is hardly exhaustive of the subject, but I’m hoping it will provoke an ongoing discussion and some good ideas and understandings of the key elements of the various issues.

What this covers: 

A fairly detailed overview of property history and theory focusing mainly on “land” propertyA number of key examples of differing implementations of property ...