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."
civilized

Civilized Society: On the Death of Civility

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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...
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."

“But He’s Literally Hitler!” No, He’s Not.

On April 20th, 1889 a little boy was born. He would grow up to move from then Austria-Hungary to Germany, develop a passion...
McNukes

Tactical McNukes Are Not For Sale

"Yes, I’m talking about recreational nukes, or McNukes they’ve come to be called."

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...
Guilt

Morality and Guilt in Modern Politics

"One of the things I find refreshing about libertarianism is that it doesn't make you feel as if you need to control others because of your own moral failures and guilt."
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...
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...

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Copland

Copland, the Libertarian

"Later in Copland’s life, he shifted from communism to liberalism. For minimalizing oppression from the common man, he was getting warmer, but he could have shifted even further toward even less oppression."
communism

What They Still Get Wrong About Communism

"Communism and socialism require a massive state with coercion to achieve it's ideal of the state "withering away", but it is inconvenient for modern leftists to acknowledge that their ideas initially need to be forced to be implemented… and even when that happens, they miserably fail."
Trudeau

Trudeau is Proof the Other Guy Shouldn’t Matter

"The constant decline we see with the quality of politicians is, ultimately, the fault of those that defend them."