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How the World Views Libertarianism

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog09/10/2019

Among themselves, libertarians often see important dividing lines among various factions in terms of social views and lifestyles. But most on the outside define libertarianism as being overwhelmingly for one thing: excessive and "dogmatic" devotion to free markets.

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Tolkien, Christianity, and the State

Media and Culture

Blog07/20/2019

Conservatives appear to be increasingly in favor of using the power of the state to force their agenda. But what happens when the state they favor is turned against them?

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Sorry! I Can’t Relax About Socialism

Media and CultureSocialismThe Police State

Blog05/03/2019

Socialism, democratic or otherwise, rides on the back of force and violence. When they drop the veil, its a government agent pointing a gun.

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Yes, Julian Assange Is a Journalist — But That Shouldn't Matter

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog04/18/2019

The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.

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"Objective Journalism" Has Always Been a Myth

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog03/28/2019

Objective reporting in journalism has always been based on a myth. Happily, the facade of objectivity is now breaking down.

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The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2019

The fruit of the Enlightenment has been the growth and centralization of the state, at the expense of all other institutions. The material plenty we enjoy today are in spite of this change, not because of it.

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What a "Hard Brexit" Could Mean for the UK

Media and CultureMoney and Banking

Blog03/20/2019

London is a major global hub, and a hard Brexit wouldn't change that. But one of the best possible outcomes of Brexit could be a move toward real free trade beyond the faux "free trade" of the EU bloc.

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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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Capitalism as It Is and as It Is Seen by the Common Man

EducationFree MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog02/11/2019

Even in the heyday of liberalism only a few people had a full grasp of the functioning of the market economy. 

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