Philosophy

boycotts

“Boycotts Don’t Work”

It seems at least once a month we hear about some gaffe or another that a person or company has made, and by extension,...
Nazism

Nazism Was Socialism

"Socialism can only reach its stated goals through evolving into totalitarianism. It will look drastically different than what the goodwill socialist envisions. It will be closed-minded and nationalistic."
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.
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."
Resentment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Politics of Resentment

There is no moral high ground with Ocasio-Cortez; it’s actually quite the opposite. I suspect that her political philosophy is fueled by hatred of the other; it is the politics of resentment.
Rothbard Button

Why I’m Not Pushing The Rothbard Button

Let’s get some definitions out of the way. What is the Rothbard button? It’s essentially an Anarcho-Capitalist purity test. The question is...
we live in a society

“We Live In A Society”

"In this case, they are saying "We all live in society. These people in society have this problem. Therefore society is responsible." While the attribute of living in society may be shared, there is an illicit error in assuming that this translates to who holds the responsibility."
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Racist, or Libertarian; Pick One – Why Racial Prejudice is Not Compatible With Libertarianism

Why Racial Prejudice is Not Compatible With Libertarianism There is a frustrating trend among libertarians, to create criteria that exclude others from their own interpretation...
most important election

“The Most Important Election”

Today on Bad Arguments I wanted to touch on the recent election that came and went in the USA and the rhetoric that surrounded...
Liberty

Liberty is the Solution to Extremes

"Liberty is neither vindictive nor is it about moral crusading. Liberty is the only answer to the extremism being offered by the left and the right in our society."

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