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argument

When A Good Argument Is Still Wrong

Today on Bad Arguments I wanted to cover an interesting phenomenon I've noticed in various debate circles. What will happen is sometimes there will...
implicit contract

Implicit Contract: An Objectivist Pipedream

To begin I need to make an important note. I'm not talking about implicit contract theory in the economic sense (as that particular theory...
civilized

Civilized Society: On the Death of Civility

This article was initially posted on Being Libertarian. We received permission from the author to re-post the content here. Please visit Being Libertarian for...
people are predictable

We Can’t Say That People Are Predictable

There are entire fields of study devoted to the question of whether people are predictable or not. Psychology, sociology, and anthropology have all attempted...
thinkers

In Defense Of Thinkers: Hold Ideas, Not People

This is one of my biggest pet hates - when thinkers are rejected because of one thing they said or did. It’s prevalent in...

In Defense of Hayek – Examining Arguments Among Those Within the LvMI

There’s an article out there, written by Hans Hermann Hoppe, that is pretty brutal when it comes to speaking of Hayek. Alternatively, contemporaries such...
ideology worked before

“That Ideology Worked Before”

Quite often when we discuss the viability of certain political or social ideas we can cite an example, or at least something close enough....
monopolies

Governments Prevent Monopolies

Chief amongst arguments made against the free market economics we all know and love is the argument that the government is necessary as a...
you couldn't understand

“You Couldn’t Understand”

Albert Einstein once said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." If someone claims that you couldn't understand something remind them that the onus is on them to explain it better.
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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Don’t Like It? Leave!

President Trump recently found himself in hot water for making the suggestion that several congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they came from...
social contract

Consent or Perish! The Social Contract Issue

"There are three primary forms of consent: implied, verbal, and written. Social contract theory relies on the former of the three forms to function."
Amash

Who Can Defeat Trump? It’s Not the Democrats.

"Regardless of the outcome, one thing is certain: if you found entertainment value in the 2016 election, 2020 is sure to be a blockbuster."