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

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Social Contract

An Evaluation of Social Contract Theory

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San Francisco’s Gold Rush – A Shining Example of Private Justice

It is generally regarded that justice and security must be produced by the government with funds collected via taxation. During the gold rush in...

The Culture War and the Struggle for Liberty – Two Different Battles

The culture war is real. Nobody denies it. However, there is no shortage of misunderstandings of what it means and what we should do...

Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard: A Love/Hate Relationship

Within the circles of modern American libertarian politics, two very colorful philosophers are routinely cited as major influences by many liberty minded individuals as...

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In Defense of Hayek – Examining Arguments Among Those Within the LvMI

There’s an article out there, written by Hans Hermann Hoppe, that is pretty brutal when it comes to speaking of Hayek. Alternatively, contemporaries such...

Britain Can’t Dodge EU Copyright, Brexit Wrangling, And Soviet Foul Play

Can Britain keep the memes? Internet trolls in Britain will have to hold their breath longer as it appears the EU’s copyright directive, Articles 11...
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Ford Wins Case in Ontario Court of Appeals

Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party (PC) scored a big win Wednesday in the Ontario Court of Appeals. The highest court in the...