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Election 2020: Rout of the Technocracy

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog11/12/2020

This victory is not of one candidate or party over another in this race or that, but rather a resounding ideological defeat of one of the most illiberal and menacing forces we face at the moment: technocracy.

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Stop Blaming Classical Liberalism for the Problems of Human Nature

Blog10/09/2020

Liberalism in the tradition of Mises and Hayek will not solve the problems of human nature, but it can help to establish a social system in which humans can live peacefully with material prosperity.

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What's with the Rich Kid Revolutionaries?

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog09/22/2020

It seems that the rest of us will be forced to suffer as egalitarian rich kids work out their psychological problems through some window-smashing therapy.

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Why Freedom of Association Is So Important

Book ReviewsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/10/2020

Tyrants inevitably work to destroy private associations. Such associations are outside of their control and are an alternative pole of allegiance, and therefore must be eliminated.

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Why the State Seeks to Abolish Both Tradition and History

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/01/2020

The best way to think about tradition is to view it like capital accumulation. Knowledge is accumulated through countless centuries of trial and error. The state seeks to destroy historical consciousness and old ways of life to secure power.

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The War on Landlords Has Begun

Blog08/17/2020

It does not bode well for our society when proposals to simply expropriate property are becoming more and more prevalent and discussed with more seriousness.

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Pennsylvania Is Playing Politics with Drug Rationing

HealthSocialism

Blog08/10/2020

Pennsylvania is telling hospitals to distribute covid-19 drugs based on race. Those from "disadvantaged communities" get the drugs first.

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How We Might Respond to a Pandemic Were Society Not So Dominated by the State

HealthStrategy

Blog05/26/2020

The state currently enjoys a vastly unbalanced share of the power within a society, such an arrangement is not in any way preordained, and the assumption that it must be betrays a narrowness of vision and a lack of historical knowledge.

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