May’s Deal is Dead, but She Isn’t, and Banning Scented Candles

"Guys, the reason why the UK population chose to leave the EU was to be rid of unnecessary government overreach. We’re not doing this so we can finally tell everyone in the country what to consume or not to consume. Just leave people alone." Writes James Smith in this week's UK News Roundup. Don't forget to check out his weekly column on Being Libertarian every Monday called "Opting Out" as well!

Health Care Needs An Uber Revolution

"The current state of medicine in the US is depressing. Medical cartels rule and the people suffer as a result. Instead, I would like to transform the system so that all of the patients in the United States are treated like I was on that Time Square street. Where I was able to ride in a limo for the price of an UberX."

Tariffs: How Republicans Are Missing The Mark In Democratic Strategy

"A recent analysis conducted by the right-leaning organization “Tax Foundation” has found that the Trump tariffs have had an impact on consumers, which is something we all knew was going to happen. What this analysis focuses on, specifically, however, is exactly who is impacted the most of the consumers that have taken a hit. Those hit the hardest? Lower- and middle-class families."
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lock your door

Bad Arguments Vol. 30 – “Don’t You Lock Your Door?”

"In my personal opinion, there have been valid and consideration-worthy arguments from both sides...Both sides have their talking points, each of which carries its own weight. The “lock your door” argument is not among them."
drunk driving

Bad Arguments Vol. 29 – Drunk Driving

"The legalization of drunk driving itself is a C class problem at best and, if one is looking to convince people outside of libertarian circles, it is not the debate we need to be having. Debating the licensing system itself, or perhaps the state ownership of all roads would be a good place to start instead." Writes Killian Hobbs in this week's Bad Arguments.
superlibertarian

Bad Arguments Vol. 28 – Stop Being A Superlibertarian

"There is an entire slew of arguments used by these superlibertarians that, while we may find them to be correct, constitute bad arguments in the political realm. Hopefully, through a few examples, I can effectively demonstrate what I mean and we can all course correct to make libertarian messaging more effective."
Russia, Syria, Troops, Trump

Bad Arguments 27 – What About Russia?

"Hawkish Republicans and those with close relations to defense contractors may have their reasons to oppose the decision, but in general it was a move that should have pleased us all as a move towards peace. Instead, partisanship reared it's ugly head again and we were presented with the subject of today's bad arguments: what about Russia?"
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Bad Arguments 26 – The LP Isn’t The Liberty Movement

"Making the claim that they are one and the same is not only detrimental, it is factually false. The Libertarian Party is meant to be the principled party built on the concepts and ideals of libertarianism. Let's get cause and effect straight here."

San Francisco’s Gold Rush – A Shining Example of Private Justice

It is generally regarded that justice and security must be produced by the government with funds collected via taxation. During the gold rush in...