Philosophy

capitalists are selfish

Bad Arguments Vol. 18 – Capitalists Are Selfish

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....
Existence, Reason, And Ethics

Existence, Reason, And Ethics: A Moral Defense of Capitalism Part 2

“Capitalism Is Right Because It Helps The Most People!” This is a common defense of capitalism that you might hear in the “marketplace of ideas”....
minimum wage

Bad Arguments Vol. 17 – Million Dollar Minimum Wage

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....
altruism

Altruism & Rational Egoism: A Moral Defense Of Capitalism

Capitalism has clearly won. Karl Marx wrote entire books, detailing his opinions of why and how capitalism would fail. And then the Socialists waited...
don't know enough

Bad Arguments Vol. 16 – “You Don’t Know Enough”

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....
argument

Bad Arguments Vol. 15: When A Good Argument Is Still Wrong

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....
implicit contract

Implicit Contract: An Objectivist Pipedream

To begin I need to make an important note. I'm not talking about implicit contract theory in the economic sense (as that particular theory...
civilized

Civilized Society: On the Death of Civility

This article was initially posted on Being Libertarian. We received permission from the author to re-post the content here. Please visit Being Libertarian for...
people are predictable

Bad Arguments Vol. 14 – People Are Predictable

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....
thinkers

In Defense Of Thinkers: Hold Ideas, Not People

This is one of my biggest pet hates - when thinkers are rejected because of one thing they said or did. It’s prevalent in...

Latest articles

journalists

Dead & Jailed Journalists: Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

"These are just four examples of how journalists have faced harassment, threats of imprisonment and even threats upon their lives for reporting injustices committed by government around the world. A free press is vital in ensuring governments remain accountable to their people. When journalists are not allowed to act independently and perform their jobs accurately, government corruption remains hidden from the public."
china

China, What The Hell Is Your Problem This Week?

This weeks roundup will be full focused on China as its been the centerpiece of news this past week. An ex-Canadian diplomat, Michael Kovrig...
bad faith

Bad Arguments Vol. 25 – Bad Faith Arguments

"If the goal was as stated, open discourse, then we wouldn't fall into the trappings of fallacious arguments. It is the secondary desire to win or to humiliate that perverts the discourse. It also leads to the inability to make corrections or accept faults in our own thinking."