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People engaging in motivated ignorance “neither know — nor want to know — what the opposition has to say.”
Although libertarian principles are radical, the path to fulfilling them may not be that radical at all.
Labor and WagesPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange
The division of labor is what made the West rich and has kept it rich. It's telling that Marx planned to abolish the division of labor altogether.
"The greatest fallacy of the classical liberals was their assumption that a constitutionally limited state government was necessary."
Marx was wrong about the basics of value and exchange — and thus was wrong about the relationship between owners and laborers.
Capital and Interest TheoryPolitical Theory
Critics of capitalism are often confused by the difference between political and economic power.
It is instructive to consider what a sensible anti-inflationary legislative program would be like if we could get it.
Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?
Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...