Philosophy

bad faith

We Need To Stop The Bad Faith Arguments

"If the goal was as stated, open discourse, then we wouldn't fall into the trappings of fallacious arguments. It is the secondary desire to win or to humiliate that perverts the discourse. It also leads to the inability to make corrections or accept faults in our own thinking."
race realism, IQ

Let’s Talk About Race Realism

"Today I wanted to touch on a touchy topic for many: race realism. Those two words are likely to get some people's backs up immediately and get others excited thinking I'm going to say exactly what they want to hear. Honestly, I plan on satisfying neither groups."
capital punishment

Capital Punishment, Libertarianism, and the Non-Aggression Principle

"A term so downtrodden that it had to be neutralized to “capital punishment.” This faction of morality has superseded generations, and is still in and out of the political sphere today. Neither Left nor Right can collectively figure out the proper stance. Even libertarians are divided on this issue, but for us it comes down to one idea. Does the death penalty violate the non-aggression principal?"
tax the church

No, We Shouldn’t Tax The Church

"As libertarians, we shouldn't be advocating for additional entities to be taxed. Saying we need to tax the church is no different than saying we need to tax any and everyone. Even for non-libertarians, this argument that we need to tax the church would only realize most of your fears of having the separation of church and state dissolve."
Principles

A Review of Principles Vs. Pragmatism

Quite often in libertarian or general political circles, you will see the debate between two distinct factions. Those that declare that anything other than...
libertarian

Libertarian Ideas: Why They Won’t Spread

Any libertarian will tell you the most difficult part about being libertarian is that no one ever knows what you’re talking about. Or, if...
dog whistling

Racist Dog Whistling

Quite often in the world of politics, we hear of a politician, news anchor, or pundit "dog whistling" to a specific crowd. The examples...
future homer

Future Homer: Jordan B.Peterson’s 13th Rule

When I was in college I wrote reviews for local bands for MTV. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever...
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...
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...

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taxation

Taxation is Not Theft! A Cockroach Revolution Story

"Let me be clear, if I haven’t been already. In my view, any person who selfishly builds their wealth is an enemy of the People. They should be scolded by the Collective and, again in my humble opinion, actively surveyed by the Equal States of America"
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."