Opinion

special interest

The Special Interest Problem

"There are myriad problems that plague democratic government. One, in particular, is that in practice “the will of the people” actually means 'the power of interest groups.'"
Capitalism

Capitalism Does Not Need Redemption, Only Strengthening

"The moral justification of capitalism does not lie in profit maximization. It lies in capitalism being the only economic system which places the individual at the center, not the state or the group."
Environmentalism

Why Politics Hurts Environmentalism

"Feel-good policies like that of California are like a diet of sweets, eventually you’ll face a real and deadly conclusion that could have been avoided by eating your veggies."
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."
Flat tax

The Flat Tax: Realistic Libertarian Goals

"One idea persists that may allow substantial progress towards increased economic freedom in America: the flat tax."
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."

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Democracy

The Myth of Democracy

"The manipulation and slanted use of the term allows for the masses to think that they have some sort of say in the process. However, the idea of American democracy is just as much myth as the idea that Denmark is socialist."
fair share

What Is Your Fair Share?

"When it comes to calculating our fair share, we would need surely to assess the benefits of how society is arranged and the ways we inherit and gain from the aspects that fall to our favor, no? Frankly, no."
Black City

This Day I Bid You Shout

"Thirty years had passed since the walls went up. They’d been celebrated within the Black City. Each white brick laid was one step closer to safety."