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common sense

Why Common Sense Isn’t All That Common

"What common sense is, in its own funny way, is common knowledge, no? Well, not exactly."
fallacies

Don’t Like It? Leave!

President Trump recently found himself in hot water for making the suggestion that several congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they came from...
social contract

Consent or Perish! The Social Contract Issue

"There are three primary forms of consent: implied, verbal, and written. Social contract theory relies on the former of the three forms to function."
Amash

Who Can Defeat Trump? It’s Not the Democrats.

"Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain: if you found entertainment value in the 2016 election, 2020 is sure to be a blockbuster."
deadweight loss

Deadweight Loss: The Hidden Tax

"Deadweight loss occurs when something intervenes in the market and shifts the equilibrium price. Price ceilings, price floors, tariffs, and other externalities can create these pockets."
bread and circuses

There’s Nothing Wrong With Bread and Circuses

"To claim that society will collapse unless people begin to throw all of their time towards their nation is not only preposterous, it’s subtly totalitarian."
consent

Silence is Not Consent, and Not Voting Does Not Support the Status Quo

"The fact that so few people vote for Libertarian candidates is a very useful signal that party higher-ups should be paying attention to. This isn’t a case of citizens failing in their obligation to vote for the LP, it’s the LP failing in their ability to sufficiently attract voters."
wars

Who Benefits From Americas Endless Wars?

"Endless (and un-won or even counterproductive) wars would seem a reliable way to fritter away "superpower" status. Patriotic Americans might pause to wonder who would want such a thing."
fallacies

Rapid Fire Fallacy: Part 2

"These articles contain some key fallacies broken down that, while important and impactful on our discussions, aren’t issues with enough depth to require entire articles of their own."
2A

The 2A is Not as Comprehensive as Some Would Like

"Ultimately, Heller recognized and confirmed that the 2A protects an individual right and not a collective right. That is not to say the 2A exists for the individual per se, but for its reference to militias to be valid, it must pertain to the individual."

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Ruff

Ruff and Phillips Speak to the Success of Libertarian Party Down Ballot Wins

"Kim Ruff is a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president in 2020. Her campaign is dedicated to focusing on local elections and to impassion people to be the spark to reignite liberty."
Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg and the Problem of Child Soldiers

"The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge that there is one. The faster we acknowledge how unacceptable this is in politics, the sooner we can all hopefully move beyond them."

What Is ‘Left’ and What Is ‘Right’?

The German liberal-conservative magazine Junge Freiheit (Young Freedom) published a  survey in 2018 about how the Germans see themselves politically on the left-right scale....