Archive for March, 2012

Observations About Quirks In American Culture
Part I. Observations About The Comments Part II. Comments from Metafilter PART I. OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE COMMENTS 1) Religion European atheism is tied to the desire of the emerging middle class to sieze economic power, political power, and social s…
The NYT: A New Name For Philosophy? Branding Wont Solve The Problem. Propertarianism Might.
via Philosophy by Another Name - NYTimes.com. I would like to launch the Campaign for Renaming Philosophy (C.R.P.) — or perhaps more accurately, the Campaign for Renaming Academic Philosophy (which has a less attractive abbreviation). I suggest meeti…
Why Doesn’t Philosophy Get Respect?
Science consists of a network of externally testable hypotheses.Scientific statements are testable because the physical universe is internally consistent, and because of that consistency, subject to fixed categories that are reducible to numbers which can…
Why Can’t Progressives Learn? They Don’t Learn From “Fables”. And They Think Numbers Convey Objective Meaning.
via This is Really Why the Economy Is Looking Up(Snarky) « Modeled Behavior. I remember some folks telling me that the Lehman bankruptcy would be no biggie. [Whaaaat? "That’s how capitalism works!"], they said.Seems they are right. You declare b…
Well, Yes The Left Hates The Constitution. But Scalia Is Just Using Absurdity for Illustrative Purposes.
via Yes, They DO Hate the Constitution! « ACGR's "News with Attitude". I hate to stomp on bunnies, but nonsense like this doesn't do our movement any good: However, her  fellow Justice, the supposedly ultra-conservative and stri…
No, I Have No Problem With The War Against Iraq. I Have A Problem With Nation Building.
I've been criticized today about my support for war. As a libertarian my tolerance for violence makes me an outlier. But I have no problem with war -- at all. The war against Saddam was not a problem for me assuming that it was to create a base f…
The National Review Reflects My Criticism Of The American Conservative’s Pacifism
As a followup to my criticism of The American Conservative's position on Iran, The National Review's David French http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/292767/legal-case-striking-iran-david-french states: There has, in fact, been an “armed attack”…
A Propertarian Definition of Tolerance
Every society contains a population which together, as shareholders, possess a portfolio of norms, a portfolio of opportunities, and a portfolio of capital. When we tolerate something, it means that we are willing to bear the knowing theft, involuntary…
The American Conservative: A Phony Case On Iran?
via The American Conservative » Netanyahu Calls the Shots. We are seeing something awful unfolding before our very eyes – an essentially phony case for going to war being driven by a foreign country and its domestic lobby with the political class to…
Jeremy Kolassa At United Liberty Doesn’t Understand The Libertarian Movement.
via Everything Wrong With The Libertarian Movement, Part 1 on United Liberty by Jeremy Kolassa Jeremy criticizes the Mises Institute (as I sometimes do as well) for its supposedly anti-collective rhetoric: Mainly: a) Unable to accept intellectu…