Philosophy

Principles

A Review of Principles Vs. Pragmatism

Quite often in libertarian or general political circles, you will see the debate between two distinct factions. Those that declare that anything other than...
capital punishment

Capital Punishment, Libertarianism, and the Non-Aggression Principle

"A term so downtrodden that it had to be neutralized to “capital punishment.” This faction of morality has superseded generations, and is still in and out of the political sphere today. Neither Left nor Right can collectively figure out the proper stance. Even libertarians are divided on this issue, but for us it comes down to one idea. Does the death penalty violate the non-aggression principal?"
Resentment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Politics of Resentment

There is no moral high ground with Ocasio-Cortez; it’s actually quite the opposite. I suspect that her political philosophy is fueled by hatred of the other; it is the politics of resentment.
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."
education

Private Education: The Key to Educating the Poor

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...
Church

The Death of the Church

"The church is dead and its beliefs so diluted by social pressures and self-interest that no significant incentives, strong enough to create action, remain to act as a meaningful agent of change in the world today."

Why Philosophy Matters

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” -Thomas Sowell Philosophy matters! Shocking, right? So many different ideologies are emerging...

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...

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...
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."

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Ruff

Ruff and Phillips Speak to the Success of Libertarian Party Down Ballot Wins

"Kim Ruff is a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president in 2020. Her campaign is dedicated to focusing on local elections and to impassion people to be the spark to reignite liberty."
Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg and the Problem of Child Soldiers

"The first step in solving a problem is to acknowledge that there is one. The faster we acknowledge how unacceptable this is in politics, the sooner we can all hopefully move beyond them."

What Is ‘Left’ and What Is ‘Right’?

The German liberal-conservative magazine Junge Freiheit (Young Freedom) published a  survey in 2018 about how the Germans see themselves politically on the left-right scale....