Political Theory

I’ve already shown that the logic behind the so-called “libertarian to alt-right pipeline” makes no sense, but John Ganz writing in the Washington Post has some more specific critiques of Murray Rothbard, trying to tie him to Joe McCarthy or fascism, that I’d like to address. Ganz writes: A self-confessed admirer of Joseph McCarthy’s political […]

There’s a lot of concern over “price gouging” in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Some people, including Best Buy as evidenced in the tweet below, are using the hurricane as an excuse to raise prices on necessities like water to seemingly extreme levels. One Houston resident sent me a pic of water he saw being […]

Political Theory

I was going to give a comprehensive response to Matt Lewis’s article in The Daily Beast, The Insidious Libertarian-to-Alt-Right Pipeline, but after reading it I decided not to waste my time. It’s a guilt-by-association hit piece pretending to ask difficult and potentially troubling questions about libertarianism. Lewis asks: Is it just a phase they go […]

Thoughts On Charlottesville and False Equivalence
August 17, 2017

Many people are criticizing President Trump’s response to the events that took place in Charlottesville last Saturday because he criticized the violence on all sides, with “false equivalence” being the favorite buzzword of the moment. No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes. — […]

There are no repercussions for advocating policies that amount to colossal disasters when you’re a political pundit whose policy prescriptions align perfectly with what politicians in power want to do anyway. It doesn’t matter if the policies you advocate end up destabilizing a region, leading to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians, creating a […]

Political Theory
Chelsea Manning’s Stockholm Syndrome
July 10, 2017

After spending years being imprisoned and abused in conditions the United Nations called cruel and inhuman by the United States government, Chelsea Manning declared on Twitter that it is immoral for anybody to not want to turn over their own money to an organization that would do this to people. taxation is a sharing of […]

With phrases like, “In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy;” “That spectacle has obscured the magnitude of Moscow’s attempt to hijack a precious and now vulnerable-seeming American democratic process;” “”Russia violated our sovereignty, meddling in one of our most sacred acts […]

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