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The Fallacy of Comparative Justice

June 12, 2012


The identification of logical fallacies is a really clever philosophical innovation, because it catalogues all the most common bad arguments, so that they do not need to be exhaustively refuted every time they crop up. is a great example of how this concept can be put to good use. Unfortunately, however, this concept has thus far […]

A Quick Note on Taxation and Innovation

June 3, 2012


  Libertarians frequently cite innovation as a key reason to cut taxes, simplify regulations and reduce the size of government. A good example of this argument can be found in Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy’s essay on Mitt Romney’s campaign website: Sun Microsystems, which I co-founded way back in 1982, began with only four employees. […]