Browsing All posts tagged under »Libertarianism«

On Justice and Libertarianism

December 8, 2013


This is an ambitious post. In it, I aim to point out a fundamental and possibly insurmountable problem with libertarian ethics. I’ve been mulling this post over over for a while, but the recent Black Friday strikes and protests at Walmarts across the US provide excellent context for the argument I want to make. What […]

Why Human Achievement Hour is a Silly Idea

March 28, 2012


Today is human achievement hour. If you haven’t heard of human achievement hour, I can’t say I blame you. It turns out that the Competitive Enterprise Institute has designated the hour between 8:30 and 9:30 PM on March 28-the anniversary of the moon landing- to celebrate the fruits of human innovation. If you leave it […]

Smart, but not rational.

February 7, 2012


Yesterday, George Monbiot released a highly controversial column in which he called all right-wingers stupid. This is a sentiment commonly heard in private liberal company, but Monbiot’s bluntness will be shocking even to those who completely agree with him: “It feels crude, illiberal to point out that the other side is, on average, more stupid […]