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political polarization

The State Of Political Polarization In America

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Utopian

Anarchy Will Not Be Utopian

"We need to start understanding the differences between something being preferential and it being perfect. Anarchy is neither utopian nor perfect, and that’s exactly the point."
dogmatism

No, We Aren’t Immune to Dogmatism

"The issue of dogmatism is one that we firmly believe is at play in the current political climate, but rarely do we bother to shift that mirror towards ourselves to see if we too are not guilty."
we have to do something

“We Have To Do Something!”

December 7th, 1941. On this day over 350 planes and 6 aircraft carriers made their way from Japan toward Hawaii to execute Operation AI....
minimum wage

Million Dollar Minimum Wage

Today on Bad Arguments I wanted to go after a talking point that I've heard libertarians, conservatives, and general proponents of capitalism use against...
private company

The Fact That It’s A Private Company

With all of the excitement and people up in arms about Facebook and other social media giants removing people from their platforms, the general...

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...
Fallacy, fallacies, bad arguments

Rapid Fire Fallacy Collection: Part One

"I thought back to the recent installment on the faction wars argument and realized that I should collect some of them together and get through the pile in a single swoop. So, for this installment of Bad Arguments, I present to you a small collection of simply countered arguments that are far too common yet seem to continue to be used without reproach. Hopefully, that will end here."
Necessary Evil

On The Topic Of Necessary Evil

A phrase that gets a lot of use when we talk about the government or certain ills that are part of the various mechanisms...
social contract

Consent or Perish! The Social Contract Issue

"There are three primary forms of consent: implied, verbal, and written. Social contract theory relies on the former of the three forms to function."

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