No Rothbardians by Their Fruit

Those who read my blog will know that I am a fan of the Austrian school, with a variety of caveats including a preference for Hayek over Rothbard and a distaste for their distaste of empirical, microeconomic, experimental, and applied work. In two sections, this article covers some things I have recently learned about the … Read more

Bad Arguments Against Anarchy: Inequality

A recent Facebook post objected: “Libertarians have a stubborn attachment to utopianism.” I initially passed it over, and it was eventually edited to state, “Edit: some libertarians have a stubborn attachment to utopianism.” Somewhere in this comments an objection to anarcho-capitalism emerged. A defense of anarcho-capitalism did interest me to engage, and I recount the … Read more

Early Thoughts on Christian Transhumanism

I’ve thought about Christian Transhumanism off and on in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a deep dive. I will be reading and listening more soon, but this article summarizes my current thoughts as of now. This line of thought is inspired by listening to a pair of podcast episodes: Ep 37: … Read more

NAP Problems

I read a comment by a friend on Facebook recently about the NAP and it kicked off the conversation described and editorialized below. This continues my belief that the NAP is a weak grounding for economic analysis or derived normative claims relative to de facto property rights. Section II lists some articles on the site … Read more

Conservatism According to Me

I consider myself to some degree a conservative and as such a member of the right. I contrast this with those on the left and libertarians who sit along another axis. I often hear complaints about the conservative movement, but as soon as the principles of conservatism are clarified, as I put them anyway, I … Read more

Is Old Testament Slavery Evidence Against Biblical Morality?

I will argue that the institution of slavery under Old Testament law is not evidence for the immorality of the Bible. For something to be immoral it must be demonstrated as differing from a standard of morality. God’s will is the standard of morality. God’s will is expressed in Old Testament law Therefore, Old Testament … Read more

In Support of Christian Anarchism

This article partly reconciles Christianity and Anarchism, at least in the form of peaceful, legal anarcho-capitalism. While I am an anarchist, I am also a gradualist and an advocate of peaceful and legal anarchism. I want an anarchy, but I don’t want an anarchy today. I think it would result in socio-political and economic shock … Read more

How Voluntaryists Claim Enforcement Would Work

This article will not make an argument for or against voluntaryism. Instead I will simply be describing the voluntaryist position as I understand it. I will describe voluntaryism in general and then focus in particular on the idea of how enforcement would work in a voluntaryist system. I will draw my information from three sources. … Read more

Free Information Necessary for Free Markets

The Cornerstone is Free Information and the Fact that the US is Opposed to it. Snowden, Manning and Assange are all tied to the much-maligned Wikileaks. What does Wikileaks do? It provides an outlet for the free flow of information. The ignorant facets of society point out that free flow of information might endanger the … Read more