Philosophy

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...
values

Values: A Moral Defense Of Capitalism Part 3

In this series on Rational Egoism and the Moral Defense for Capitalism, we’ve talked why I believe Altruism is an evil ideology, the backbone...
governance

Laotze Chapter 17: The Taoist View Of Optimal Governance

The supreme rulers are hardly known by their subjects. The lesser are loved and praised. The even lesser are feared. The least are despised. Those who show no...
capitalists are selfish

Stop Saying Capitalists Are Selfish

Quite often when people make negative remarks against libertarians they will claim that capitalists are selfish. Whether it's commenting on the amassed wealth as...
Existence, Reason, And Ethics

Existence, Reason, And Ethics: A Moral Defense of Capitalism Part 2

“Capitalism Is Right Because It Helps The Most People!” This is a common defense of capitalism that you might hear in the “marketplace of ideas”....
minimum wage

Million Dollar Minimum Wage

Today on Bad Arguments I wanted to go after a talking point that I've heard libertarians, conservatives, and general proponents of capitalism use against...
altruism

Altruism & Rational Egoism: A Moral Defense Of Capitalism

Capitalism has clearly won. Karl Marx wrote entire books, detailing his opinions of why and how capitalism would fail. And then the Socialists waited...

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Meme

Why the Left Can’t Meme

"Memes are a new addition to comedy as a whole and are largely a rebuke of the rise of PC. They carry the same basics of age-old joke telling, wherein there’s a premise, set up, and punchline."
resign

Congress Should Resign

"We don’t need a war to cause revolution, just for Congress to do the right, logical, simple, inexpensive, and patriotic thing in resigning for the good of the country."
Jay's Execution

Jay’s Execution

"And that was the moment something clicked in Jay’s mind. He could pinpoint the start of it all to that very moment, with the Senior Editor wiping perspiration from his wrinkled forehead before taking a shaky drink from his mug of coffee. From there, sitting in that stuffy office, Jay could map out everything, from one to the other, that now led down a musky hallway toward his death."