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Promoting Natural Rights Instead of Conservatism: Looking at Rothbard and Jaffa

DemocracyPhilosophyU.S. History

Blog09/09/2022

Both Murray Rothbard and Harry Jaffa began as men of the Right. However, Rothbard turned toward the view that individuals possess rights outside of the state; Jaffa turned toward conservatism.

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We Don't Believe You

PhilosophyPolitical Theory

Blog08/11/2022

Any political statement made today, by any politician or candidate, can be answered thus: "We don't believe you." 

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Rastafarianism's Antistate Beginnings: It's More Than Just Bob Marley's Music

PhilosophyWorld History

Blog07/29/2022

Mention Rastafarianism and most likely reggae, dreadlocks, and Bob Marley come to mind. However, Rastafarianism helped downtrodden Jamaicans resist the oppressions of colonialism.

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The Language Vandals

PhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/20/2022

Language is an institution in society. We need to protect it from vandals in the state-linguistic complex.

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Civil Society and Counterrevolution against Progressivism

PhilosophyProgressivismWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/06/2022

"Repealing the twentieth century" sounds like madness to many. Yet the progressivism that came from that century will be the death knell of civilization if not stopped.

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Do Conspiracies Really Exist? Murray Rothbard Thought So

AnarchyPhilosophySocialismThe Police State

Blog04/20/2022

The quickest way to discredit an intellectual opponent is to accuse that person of being a "conspiracy theorist." But what happens when real conspiracies occur?

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Jordan Peterson on Austrian Economics: Free Markets Are "Profoundly Equitable"

CoordinationFree MarketsPhilosophyPlanningPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog04/18/2022

Jordan Peterson is turning his eye toward Austrian economics. Unlike the many conservatives who see free market advocacy as some sort of "dangerous fundamentalism," Peterson seems to get it.

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The Wrong Elites

Media and CulturePhilosophyProgressivismStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2022

Russian oligarchs, American pols, and state-connected billionaires are all cut from the same cloth: they didn't earn, or fully earn, their wealth and position in society. We must withdraw our sanction of these people.

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Why It's Important to Prepare Students for "Trick Questions"

Philosophy

Blog11/18/2021

A "good" education consists of learning how to spot "trick questions" that lead us astray from clear thinking. We often see that every "free lunch" offered by politicians involves at least one trick question.

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Kyle Rittenhouse and the Evil of Generalized Justice

LawMedia and CulturePhilosophyProperty RightsPrivate Property

Blog11/16/2021

Will guilt or innocence in criminal trials increasingly hinge on broader desirable social justice outcomes?

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