Philosophy

hate the poor

“You Hate The Poor!” No, We Don’t

Whenever we start to discuss economics with the left, or even some self-declared centrists, we will hear the accusation that supporting the principles of...
cops are bastards

All Cops Are Bastards? No

From a very young age, we are led to believe that police and law enforcement, in general, are there to help us. Being one...
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...
NAP

The NAP Argument

I was initially worried about tackling this one for fear of being attacked or shunned for not being a “real” libertarian for daring to...
violence

“Voting Is Violence”

When we are attempting to explain why the government is a generally negative entity, especially in its current form, often it boils down to...
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...
lock your door

“Don’t You Lock Your Door?”

"In my personal opinion, there have been valid and consideration-worthy arguments from both sides...Both sides have their talking points, each of which carries its own weight. The “lock your door” argument is not among them."
drunk driving

We Need To Talk About The Drunk Driving Arguments

"The legalization of drunk driving itself is a C class problem at best and, if one is looking to convince people outside of libertarian circles, it is not the debate we need to be having. Debating the licensing system itself, or perhaps the state ownership of all roads would be a good place to start instead." Writes Killian Hobbs in this week's Bad Arguments.
superlibertarian

Stop Being A Superlibertarian

"There is an entire slew of arguments used by these superlibertarians that, while we may find them to be correct, constitute bad arguments in the political realm. Hopefully, through a few examples, I can effectively demonstrate what I mean and we can all course correct to make libertarian messaging more effective."
Russia, Syria, Troops, Trump

“What About Russia?” What ABOUT Russia

"Hawkish Republicans and those with close relations to defense contractors may have their reasons to oppose the decision, but in general it was a move that should have pleased us all as a move towards peace. Instead, partisanship reared it's ugly head again and we were presented with the subject of today's bad arguments: what about Russia?"

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Democracy

The Myth of Democracy

"The manipulation and slanted use of the term allows for the masses to think that they have some sort of say in the process. However, the idea of American democracy is just as much myth as the idea that Denmark is socialist."
fair share

What Is Your Fair Share?

"When it comes to calculating our fair share, we would need surely to assess the benefits of how society is arranged and the ways we inherit and gain from the aspects that fall to our favor, no? Frankly, no."
Black City

This Day I Bid You Shout

"Thirty years had passed since the walls went up. They’d been celebrated within the Black City. Each white brick laid was one step closer to safety."