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you couldn't understand

Bad Arguments Vol. 11 – “You Couldn’t Understand”

Albert Einstein once said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." If someone claims that you couldn't understand something remind them that the onus is on them to explain it better.
we live in a society

Bad Arguments Vol. 10 – “We Live In A Society”

"In this case, they are saying "We all live in society. These people in society have this problem. Therefore society is responsible." While the attribute of living in society may be shared, there is an illicit error in assuming that this translates to who holds the responsibility."
jobs

Bad Arguments Vol. 9 – “They Took Our Jobs!”

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....
Rothbard Button

Why I’m Not Pushing The Rothbard Button

Let’s get some definitions out of the way. What is the Rothbard button? It’s essentially an Anarcho-Capitalist purity test. The question is...
boycotts

Bad Argument Vol. 8 “Boycotts Don’t Work”

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....
we have to do something

Bad Arguments Vol 7. “We Have To Do Something!”

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....
The question about pedophiles

Pedophiles: A Libertarian Perspective

There has been a rising debate on the idea that pedophilia is a sexual orientation. Members of the left have begun advocating for the...
real

Bad Arguments Vol. 6 – That Wasn’t Real *Insert Political Idea Here*

"This Bad Argument is the political equivalent of plugging your ears and screaming until opposition goes away. Standing for something that has been implemented, whether in the form you'd prefer or not, includes acknowledging the negatives that may come with it. Anything less would be utopianism."

Bad Arguments Vol. 5 – “Basic Economics”

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....
leave

An Evaluation of Social Contract Theory Part 2: If You Don’t Like it, Leave!

This article was initially posted on The Principled Libertarian. We received permission from the author to re-post the content here. Please visit The Principled...

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capitalism

Capitalism: Why It Is The Better Choice

An argument can be made that the history of capitalism is coated in a layer of blood and shame. It's impossible to deny. It's...
ideology worked before

Bad Arguments Vol. 13 – “That Ideology Worked Before”

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....
minarchists and anarchists

Minarchists And Anarchists: Are They On The Same Path?

A common libertarian understanding of the debate between minarchists and anarchists is to view it as a sliding scale. E.g. minarchism is far less...