1990s Donbass — A Glimmer of Liberty and Prosperity

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, miners in the east homesteaded abandoned mines. Their efforts grew into a complex operation, but sadly, gangsters eventually took over (with considerable help from local bureaucracies which were — and are — indistinguishable from the gangsters).

The title of this article translates as HOW DONBASS BECAME, INSTEAD OF NEW AMERICA, THE INDUSTRIAL MIDDLE AGES.

http://texty.org.ua/pg/article/editorial/read/42483/Shahtarskyj_adat_Jak_Donbas_zamist_novoji_Ameryky

The article references “anarcho-libertarianism”.

Translation: here

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Again and again and again: Half Ukraine’s problems would vanish overnight if everybody owned a gun.

Americans who favor restrictions on guns are the spoiled inheritors of a private law culture that evolved with the frontier where people owned guns and found private solutions to the problems of security and justice.

1 Comment

  1. Ed K

    And here I was expecting report about Bitcoins from Ternopil.
    Did I get day and week wrong?

    More interesting was to look at website referenced above.

    Here is another article thereon:

    http://tinyurl.com/aoj5lgx

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    would devastate intellectuals’ world
    view.” Thomas Sowell

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