Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision on contraceptive mandate

Hearing of the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Affordable Care Act‘s contraception mandate should have left me in an optimistic mood – at least that’s what I’ve been told and will be told in emails from conservative organizations and publications. But I’m … Continue reading

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Why libertarianism is (and is not) anti-war

The subject of war is a topic I’ve wanted to write about in length for a while. Out of all the pillars of libertarianism, war may be, and probably is, the most important one

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Pro-government propaganda in science fiction novels

Jules Verne was one of my favorite writers when I was a kid. I always read the abridged version of his books, like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, but they still managed to capture the essence of spirit of … Continue reading

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Did laissez-faire capitalism cause the Irish potato famine?

The notion that capitalism, the free market, or anything related to freedom caused the Irish famine contradicts itself. A government controls the economy, then gets blamed for not doing anything when their actions causes terrible results. But it’s amazing what people … Continue reading

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Libertarianism and bigotry

One of the biggest pillars in the “thick” libertarian belief is the idea that it is not enough to adhere to the Non-Aggression Principle. We must also be against any “prejudice” or “bigotry” that may be out there. There are several … Continue reading

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Are Libertarians just selfish and greedy?

A common argument against libertarians is that they are merely selfish individuals uninterested in anyone else. It’s actually an effective rebuttal – though not because it is logical or rational. What it does is put the libertarian on the defensive, … Continue reading

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RE: Feminism and the Miss Nevada

I said I wouldn’t comment on the actual incident involving Miss Nevada’s answer during a beauty contest, but I can’t resist. I’ll make it quick – at least I’ll attempt to do so.

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