Editors Picks

subsidies

Are Farm Subsidies Harming Our Economy?

"Large farm corporations have assured their money through agenda such as the Farm Bill, and our welfare system offering guaranteed sales to these corporations for institutions such as prisons and schools, all offset by our tax dollars."
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."
Advertising

Advertising and the Rights of the Individual

"What if, instead of futilely trying to defend ourselves against increasing surveillance and privacy violations, we were to instead target the incentive large companies have for spending large amounts of resources surveilling us in the first place?"
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."
libertarian coalition

Is a Libertarian Coalition Possible?

"The focus of the Libertarian Coalition seems instead to focus on the education side. The point of the movement isn’t to ignore the differences between the different ideologies, but rather to focus on the similarities and encourage discourse and (civil) debate between the ideas so everyone involved becomes more knowledgeable and better equipped to deal with the various forms of authoritarians that wish to impose their will upon the populace."
faction wars

The Endless Fallacies of Faction Wars

"The notion of this argument is a simple one: Without a state to prevent it, people will give into their violent tendencies and we will need an increase in violence between everyone as they begin to war over land and resources, or because of simpler disputes that will blow themselves out of proportion without the state to enforce some form of peace."
Celebrity

The Consumable Good of Celebrity

"Celebrity teaches us just how much influence an everyday citizen has within the economy. If enough people toss out the good of fame, the consequences can be swift and severe."
Taiwan

Three T’s of China: Taiwan

"Taiwan acted just like any other independent nation, unlike what some other superpower nations might have us believe, that it’s 'part of China.'"
Tibet

Three T’s of China: Tibet

"The issue with Tibet is that China is the crazy girlfriend that will not let go. She still considers them a couple while everyone else knows it’s more complicated and really shouldn’t continue."
free will

On Free Will, Determinism, & Morality

Listen to "Coffee Shop Philosophy - Episode 30 - Free Will vs. Determinism" on Spreaker. https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js Is there such a thing as free will? If there...

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