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Make Libertarianism Thin Again

The political battles of 2017 are about culture. Over the last decade or so, the left-right paradigm has been moving away from matters of political economy and more towards the dichotomy between opposing cultural values and lifestyles. For those of us who think economically, it’s mystifying to see the people of both left and right pledge their support so strongly...

The Forgotten Karl: the Life and Philosophy of Karl Hess

When talking about famous “Karls” throughout history, the likes of Karl Marx, Karl Rove, Sir Karl Popper, and Karl Benz may come to mind for a vast majority of people with a general knowledge of politics, science, and business. However, there is one “Karl” that doesn’t seem to get the recognition he deserves despite having great influence on all...

His Majesty’s Media Presents: President Donald Trump’s Weekly Address – 6/23/17

President Trump's Weekly Address
This week, in his Majesty’s Weekly Address, the President spoke to his fellow Americans about healthcare. He told us of the “millions of families across our nation” who are currently “suffering under the disaster known as Obamacare”. He blessed us with tales of his travels throughout the country and the wonderful people he has encountered along the way. A...

Blessed with intellect, cursed with ego – The libertarian superiority complex

Libertarianism is vastly different from today's bipartisan politics in that it is as much an ideology as it is a political party. As libertarians, we are driven by the principles of liberty and a market economy as opposed to the goal of sculpting our country's socioeconomic policies. While we are all united by these principles, we are at different stages...

Otto Warmbier and the Cult of the Law

Shortly before I sat down and began writing this piece, I heard the news that Otto Warmbier had passed away. Warmbier, for anyone who’s unaware, was an American college student arrested in North Korea in early 2016 for allegedly stealing a government propaganda poster from a hotel. The legitimacy of the North Korean government’s claim remains a mystery; there...

Russia warns of engaging U.S. led forces in Syria

The facts: The Russian defense ministry has issued an official warning to U.S. led coalition forces in Syria. The warning, issued this morning states, "Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the River Euphrates, will be tracked by Russian anti-aircraft forces in the sky and on the ground and treated as targets." The...

SCOTUS to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

The facts: The Supreme court decided to hear the Wisconsin case of Gill v. Whitford next term. The case pertains to claims that in 2011 the Republican party of Wisconsin developed and used a model to predict voter outcome. Included in the model were spreadsheets and labeling of certain proposed new districts as “assertive” or “aggressive”, detailing how likely that...

Supreme Court removes 71 year old law blocking offensive trademarks

We’re not exactly quick to praise the government, but this article caught my eye, and I’m going to call it a win. The Supreme Court recently struck down a law that bans “offensive’ trademarks. While (as stated in the article posted by the Associated Press) this is a win for the Washington Redskins, I noticed it was also something...

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