Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Libertarianism

“Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior,” or the Great Social Media Purge of 2018

Back in the ancient news cycle of August 6, 2018, Alex Jones, host of The Alex Jones Show and curator of Infowars.com, was deplatformed in a coordinated effort by multiple social media and content...

Open Ideas

If one takes the anarcho-libertarian concept of private property seriously, then there is no ‘freedom of speech’ in any fundamental sense. Rather, the only genuine rights are private property rights.1 Owners of private property...

Roots of the Germanic Folklaw Ep. 96

In a return to a more scholarly format of the podcast, I take a bit of a deep dive into Chapter 1 of "Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition" by...

“I Hold Myself in Contempt!” Liar, Liar on Actual Anarchy Ep. 95

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGcbAMHxYpk I appeared with my boys Daniel and Robert of the Actual Anarchy Podcast to discuss one of my favorite childhood movies, "Liar Liar." We booze out and have a great time discussing ethical obligations...

TGIF: Anarchism and Kavanaugh

Regarding Brett Kavanaugh, I’ve been wondering how I can blame the state for what we've endured these past weeks. I can safely say that without the state, we would have been spared the Kavanaugh...

Property Rights: The Individual Over the State

Philosophers have often made the claim that individuals have a natural right to property. For example, John Locke wrote: “Though the earth, and all inferior creatures, be common to all men, yet every man has...

TGIF: Spinoza – A Man for Our Troubled Times

In these interesting times, we all need someone to admire. I have found such a one in Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677), the 17th-century rationalist liberal philosopher who advocated freedom of thought and expression, toleration,...

My First Week as a Lawyer Ep. 94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjSgY-flI5U In this episode, I share my experience in the first few weeks of being a lawyer. I also address an attack I got on Twitter that brought up a point that needed addressing. Episode 94...

The Immigration Issue in Libertarianism

Over a decade ago, I wrote an article published at Mises.org on the libertarian immigration conundrum. The “conundrum” was the seemingly unbridgeable differences between, if not contradictory views of, the two libertarian answers to...
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