Archive for February, 2012

A Propertarian Description Of Causality
Causality, like all human concepts, is a product of the necessity of humans to act, in order to alter the course of events, so that they can consume the difference. Causal understanding is then bounded by human perceptive ability, processing power, in rea…
Defining Libertarianism
On Hillsdale Natural Law Review, Tyler O'Neil suggests that many conservatives aren't libertarians despite using the term. Because Kinsella posted about it being a bit sloppy, I thought I'd use it as an excuse to try and write something definitive. …
An Example Of Scientistic Hubris In Economics
"Ben Bernanke has said that he could not save Lehman because it would be have been in violation of the law. My response is that it is not his responsibility to enforce the law. It is his responsibility to safe guard the lives of millions of people. ... …
It’s Not That I Value Free Markets In The Abstract.
Last night, a wonderfully intelligent Canadian I've recently met referred to me as a 'free marketer'. Which in Canadian lingo is a synonym for Libertarian. (We clearly need a Mises chapter up here in eastern Canada.) And, I'm fussing with writing a …
What I Learned From Lew Rockwell
There are few worthy intellectuals outside of Sowell who are capable of, or have succeeded, in altering the conservative public rhetorical framework. Our think-tanks are largely efforts at consolidating political parties behind the language of moral senti…
Karl Smith Is A Better Public Intellectual Than Paul Krugman
Today, Karl reminds us that he has been harping for a long time on the fact that we could borrow money very cheaply during the recession -- actually, with negative real costs -- and put it to use in the economy. This post is another example of why Ka…
An Propertarian Interpretation Of The Timeline Of Philosophy
The history of philosophy can be reduced to the five struggles: 1) First, between man's primary desire to retreat into the limits of his senses in the face of evolving complexity, and his reluctant acknowledgement that he must learn and employ the t…
Getting To Denmark
This has a distinctly Chinese authoritarian tone to it. And that's OK. If we can admire the Chinese for their current economy we can admire the rest of their political edicts too: Economists, social scientists, public intellectuals and politicians all…
We’re Not Exporting Democracy. We’re Exporting Consumer Capitalism. And Our Military Is Very A Profitable Investment. (Really)
USEFUL IDEAS FOR DEFENSE OF CONSERVATIVE IDEAS On [online magazine] Counterpunch today, Paul Craig Roberts asks Is Western Democracy Real or a Facade? He starts with: The United States government and its NATO puppets have been killing Musli…
Defending Karl Smith
On Modeled Behavior, a commenter pulls an ad hominem: Karl, I won’t call you a hack–you aren’t, but the first part of that post contained breathtaking partisan quackery. And I replied: Jon. Karl is not a quack. He honestly holds his …