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Vaccine Passports and Medical Paternalism

Health

Blog05/14/2021

The world's regimes have long been devoted to regulating every aspect of "health" in accordance with what central planners want. The covid panic offered them an opportunity to greatly expand these powers.

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Vengeance and Sacrifice: Whiteness as Scapegoat in Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies

Media and CulturePhilosophy

Blog04/29/2021

The ideas of critical race theory and critical white studies shield a ruling elite from vengeance by attempting to make the mass of white people the scapegoat for their own crimes.

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VAWA Balkanizes Rights, Cynically Erasing Male Indians

Labor and WagesPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog04/07/2021

Identitarians present a parody of human rights: only approved groups are recognized as victims. Unapproved individuals are lost in the balkanization despite the fact that, in the final analysis, only individuals suffer and cry out for help.

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Victim-Centered Justice Throws Black Men under the Bus

Legal System

Blog03/23/2021

By embedding victim-centered justice in law, lack of due process will become institutionalized. The burden of this will fall on men, and in particular black men.

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Value Is Subjective: Neither Gold Nor Crypto Have "Real Value"

Money and Banks

Blog03/09/2021

The fact that gold can be used for, say, industrial purposes does not mean it has "real value" while more intangible goods and services have none.

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Viruses versus Lockdowns: It's Not about Tradeoffs

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2020

Presenting "saving lives" as a more or less equal alternative to commerce and community is a misguided view of what the lockdown debate is really all about.

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Violence, Homesteading, and the Origins of Private Property

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog12/13/2019

Even if we find that property was privatized by violence back in the mists of the past, it is not the slightest proof that the abolition of ownership is necessary, advisable, or morally justified.

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Venezuela: Radical Pro-Market Reform Is the Only Way

PovertyWorld History

Blog07/27/2019

Venezuelan politicians hoping to replace the current regime in Venezuela mostly offer just re-treads of the failed socialism the country has endured for decades.

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