Philosophy

Sex Work

Backpage & Government’s Contempt for the Constitution & Sex Work

"Backpage had its flaws, but it demonstrated potential for even better competitors to create tools for facilitating the world’s oldest profession like any other job; an entrepreneurial spirit to maintain safe workers and satisfied customers."
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."
free will

On Free Will, Determinism, & Morality

Listen to "Coffee Shop Philosophy - Episode 30 - Free Will vs. Determinism" on Spreaker. https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js Is there such a thing as free will? If there...
Banks

Deregulating The Banks: What Libertarians and Socialists Can Support

"One issue that both the Misesian and Proudhonian varieties can use to promote freedom is the deregulation of the banking industry."
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."
Stock Market

Dominos Tipping Toward Financial Crisis

"Yes, the stock market is going up now... just like it did right before the 2007 market crash. And by March 2009 it had lost 54% of that value. History is repeating itself."
Bump stock

Bump Stocks, Why the NRA Sucks, and Why You Should Care

As an avid firearms enthusiast, I often find myself in the middle of robust conversations about the politics and philosophy of private firearms ownership...
Paternalism

Government Paternalism

"The government has a vested interest in prolonging adolescence. This is because those with an adolescent mindset will need a care taker, and the government will be right there to provide it."
ubi

The Future of Universal Basic Income (UBI) Explored

"What I see happening is that unless newer fields emerge that are of interest to people (since this scenario has enough base costs covered to not really need to work), and assuming this somehow doesn’t turn into some form of Star Trek socialism, I believe that we’ll move from a service economy into more of an entertainment economy."
Bad political views

Why Reasonable People Have Bad Political Views

"Have you ever wondered why so many people have such bad political views? Why is it we all seem to have that extended family member who thinks they have the answer to every political question (despite dubious credentials)? More than almost any other topic, political opinions are prone to over-confidence."

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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....