Friday, July 28, 2017

Libertarianism

The World’s Leading Hypocrites – The BBC

Last week the BBC revealed the salary rates for employees earning over £150k per year. The furore has been immense with three distinct themes being clear. There is an enormous pay gap between the...

5 Reasons to Consider Rolling a Joint After Surgery!

It sounds crazy, I know. But regardless of your personal bent on the topic, marijuana use for medicinal purposes is now legal in 29 states plus the District of Columbia! That's a lot of...

TGIF: On Property and Aggression

Some critics on the left enjoy faulting libertarians for believing that property is a bulwark against aggression. To the libertarian argument that violations of property -- including trespasses on land -- constitute aggression, these...

Another Court Blow to Freedom

My latest article for the American Institute for Economic Research is "Another Court Blow to Freedom."

The Anti-Political Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche is a notable German philosopher, popular for his concept of "the will to power" as well as "overman" (sometimes translated as "superman"). Contrary to some people's beliefs, Nietzsche was not a nihilist...

TGIF: We Are the Economy They Want to Regulate

Critics of the libertarian philosophy think they can score points by calling libertarians "market fundamentalists." It's supposed to conjure images of dogmatic religious fundamentalists, just like the term global warming denier is supposed to conjure...

The Historical Inevitability of Libertarianism

Marxism infamously puts forward a theory of history in which its utopian vision for human society is upheld as an eschatological certainty. According to Marx, irresistible political and economic forces will compel mankind towards...

TGIF: How to Spite Putin

I don't think the Russian government fooled around with the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. government won't release its evidence so that it can be judged by independent experts -- and that makes me...

The Irrationality of American Socialists

It is absolutely amazing to me how any American can still be wedded to socialism. Everywhere you look, socialism has produced misery, suffering, poverty, chaos, crisis, conflict, tyranny, and violence. Yet, there they are: Americans...

What to the Dissident is the Fourth of July?

“Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by...