Philosophy

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...
McNukes

Tactical McNukes Are Not For Sale

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

An Evaluation of Social Contract Theory

This article was initially posted on The Principled Libertarian. We received permission from the author to re-post the content here. Please visit The Principled...
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...
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...
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."
NAP

The NAP Argument

I was initially worried about tackling this one for fear of being attacked or shunned for not being a “real” libertarian for daring to...

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...
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...
Stock Market

Dominos Tipping Toward Financial Crisis

"Yes, the stock market is going up now... just like it did right before the 2007 market crash. And by March 2009 it had lost 54% of that value. History is repeating itself."

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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."
deadweight loss

Deadweight Loss: The Hidden Tax

"Deadweight loss occurs when something intervenes in the market and shifts the equilibrium price. Price ceilings, price floors, tariffs, and other externalities can create these pockets."