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How the Left Uses "Science" To Extend Its Bias In Media and Academia

Blog11/05/2020

The 2020 election results will be a test of earlier liberal/progressive “investments” in modifying how Americans think about things. But at this point, perhaps more important will be whether, after the fact, people recognize how much they have been manipulated.

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How to Be a True Benefactor in Society

Blog10/31/2020

Politicians love to present themselves as benefactors of mankind. In truth, they add nothing to the happiness and well-being of the voters they hope to exploit. 

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Here's Yet Another Way Rawls Was Wrong About Equality

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/30/2020

Rawls claims equality is the default position and any departure from it requires justification. This is a trick that slants the debate in Rawls's favor. Anthony Flew didn't fall for it. 

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How Government Healthcare Has Reduced Access to Hospital Beds

Blog08/24/2020

If we want to understand the numbers behind the need to "flatten the curve," we must look at how government programs like Medicare have reduced hospital capacity in recent decades.

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Hayekian Coercion

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2020

The political theorist Douglas W. Rae argues that to get the advantages of Hayekian freedom, everybody should be guaranteed a minimum amount of resources so that they can fully participate in the market.

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How Words Like "Essential" and "Need" Are Abused by Politicians

Economic FreedomSocialism

Blog05/18/2020

We live in an age when politicians decide what is "essential" and what isn't. It's a grave abuse of power and common sense.

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Hegel's Very Odd Definition of Freedom

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/24/2020

Liberalism conceives of freedom as the absence of constraint, but Hegel's definition is more expansive. And, of course, the state is a necessary condition for it.

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How Today's Central Bankers Threaten Civilization

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureMoney and Banks

Blog12/23/2019

Our monetary system, combined with interventionist state policies, causes mass overconsumption, the destruction of wealth, capital consumption, and the destruction of nature. 

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