Philosophy

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."
social contract

Destroying the “Social Contract” Argument in Three Easy Steps

"Want some ammo to put the nails in the coffin and bury the “social contract” argument you confront so often on social media? Keep reading."

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Copland

Copland, the Libertarian

"Later in Copland’s life, he shifted from communism to liberalism. For minimalizing oppression from the common man, he was getting warmer, but he could have shifted even further toward even less oppression."
communism

What They Still Get Wrong About Communism

"Communism and socialism require a massive state with coercion to achieve it's ideal of the state "withering away", but it is inconvenient for modern leftists to acknowledge that their ideas initially need to be forced to be implemented… and even when that happens, they miserably fail."
Trudeau

Trudeau is Proof the Other Guy Shouldn’t Matter

"The constant decline we see with the quality of politicians is, ultimately, the fault of those that defend them."