Monthly Archives: March 2015

Inequality

There a great many shibboleths in American culture. One of them is the myth of equality. We are all supposedly equal to one another.

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If You’re a Libertarian And Think Sen. Ted Cruz Would Be a Great President

You’re doing it wrong. You really are. No, seriously.

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Anti-Authoritarianism vs. Anti-Totalitarianism

Libertarianism is often described as a system of “rules without rulers.” While I have employed it when describing the philosophy, I think it lends itself to misinterpretation. A more accurate, albeit less catchy, description would be a system in which all authority … Continue reading

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The “Uncrpytic” Madeline Albright

In the Seattle area there is an exhibit featuring 200 pins belonging to former Secretary of State Madeline Alright. An editorial in the Seattle Times remarks: About the letter to Iranian officials, signed by 47 Republican senators, intended to undermine a U.S. nuclear … Continue reading

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Mainstream Conservatism a Product of State Meddling

On writing about the Left v. Right clash within libertarian circles, Christopher Cantwell makes an observation that conforms to my own experience as a former political conservative: Many mainstream Republicans would gladly embrace libertarian principles if it were an option … Continue reading

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Are there Such Things as Limited-Government Libertarians?

Commenter Individualist made an astute observation on my post about the Libertarian Republic. Referencing an apparent statement by Murray Rothbard, the fundamental question a libertarian has to answer correctly is this: Do you hate the state? The answer to this question cuts … Continue reading

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Is the Belief in Libertarianism Just a Sign of Childishness?

That appears to be the thesis of David Masciotra’s Alternet article, “‘You’re Not The Boss of Me!’ Why Libertarianism Is a Childish Sham.” I would offer a more thorough critique, but as Sheldon Richman has pointed out in his own refutation, like most libertarian … Continue reading

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