Philosophy

Social Contract

An Evaluation of Social Contract Theory

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segregation

The Free Market: The Enemy of Racists

In a market setting, racists who arbitrarily discriminate are forced to pay for that decision. If an employer refuses to hire anyone of a...
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San Francisco’s Gold Rush – A Shining Example of Private Justice

It is generally regarded that justice and security must be produced by the government with funds collected via taxation. During the gold rush in...
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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...

The Culture War and the Struggle for Liberty – Two Different Battles

The culture war is real. Nobody denies it. However, there is no shortage of misunderstandings of what it means and what we should do...
Pragmatic Ancap

The Pragmatic Anarcho-Capitalist: Liberty With A System

Anarcho-capitalists. Free marketeers, individualists, and anti-state. This loose collection of idealists has received harsh criticism throughout the years for their seemingly Utopian ideas. They...
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Let the People Speak

The first step in political maturity is the understanding that not everybody who disagrees with you is motivated by malice. A lot of people...

Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard: A Love/Hate Relationship

Within the circles of modern American libertarian politics, two very colorful philosophers are routinely cited as major influences by many liberty minded individuals as...

Why Philosophy Matters

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” -Thomas Sowell Philosophy matters! Shocking, right? So many different ideologies are emerging...

The Forgotten Karl: the Life and Philosophy of Karl Hess

When talking about famous “Karls” throughout history, the likes of Karl Marx, Karl Rove, Sir Karl Popper, and Karl Benz may come to mind...

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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."
Yang

What #YangGang2020 Needs to Realize About Yang

"On the surface, there’s a good chunk of ideas that could sit quite well with libertarians and many of the goals and changes we’ve wanted to see for years. Unfortunately, there’s a lot on the other side of this equation that needs a look over."