I had a nice long Skype chat with Stephan Kinsella yesterday, and it got me thinking about what my political philosophy means.

It is not my religion.

I don’t get my meaning of life from it — though my sense of life does indeed show through it.

It does not substitute for a personal philosophy, or ethics.

It is not my prophecy for the future, as it may have been for Herbert Spencer and Gustave de Molinari.

This is what I think it is: it is my best advice for reducing conflict, and it is my preferred terms for human interaction.

That latter is pretty important. So, it is signaling. My libertarian ideas send a signal. The signal is TIT for TAT: if you play nice I will; if you play nasty, I may bite.

That conversation with Mr. Kinsella is up on YouTube as well as in podcast (Apple, Google, Spotify, SoundCloud) form:

LocoFoco Netcast #13, June 17, 2020.
LocoFoco #13, June 16, 2020.