Editors Picks

Nationalism

Nationalism is America First

"Before joining a tribe and throwing ideological titles around we ought to learn the pros and cons, history and meanings, and most importantly some actual depth to the things we claim to support."
ben shapiro, andrew neil, politics live, bbc

Ben Shapiro DESTROYED by BBC?

While I don’t usually do this, I feel when talking about as divisive of a personality as Ben Shapiro that I need to clarify...
education

The Problem With Cutting Education

"The push to make cuts to the government is something I can fully support, but to do so before freeing up the market to take on what the government shouldn’t have been involved in in the first place is to put the cart before the horse."
Rights

Pro-Civil Rights Does Not Equal Anti-Police

"The reality of non-compliance is far from being anti-law enforcement; it can indeed be viewed as being anti-authority, as our Bill of Rights is very much geared towards restraining authority."
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."
free speech

Free Speech, Bullying, and Suicide

"Free speech has been a central point around a number of topics, but can free speech be a murder weapon? Where is the line drawn between free speech and bullying?"
Bad political views

Why Reasonable People Have Bad Political Views

"Have you ever wondered why so many people have such bad political views? Why is it we all seem to have that extended family member who thinks they have the answer to every political question (despite dubious credentials)? More than almost any other topic, political opinions are prone to over-confidence."
Sex Work

Backpage & Government’s Contempt for the Constitution & Sex Work

"Backpage had its flaws, but it demonstrated potential for even better competitors to create tools for facilitating the world’s oldest profession like any other job; an entrepreneurial spirit to maintain safe workers and satisfied customers."
freedom

Freedom Is Not Ability, And It Never Was

"The idea of economic freedom as is used by progressives is a bastardization of the term and one that attempts to conflate abilities and positive rights with negative ones."
climate

The Climate Change Discussion Needs More Libertarian Voices

"Appearing uninterested and struggling to even talk about climate change does not make our movement, and libertarianism as a whole, look good."

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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."