Category Archives: General Theory

Are Obligations to the Government Infinite?

Gather round, boys and girls, it’s analogy time! Scenario A:  You walk into an unfamiliar bar in a bad part of town.  You sit down at the bar, and the bartender approaches you and says, “Hey buddy, you look really … Continue reading

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More Columbus Day Mythbusting

I’m generally a pretty big fan of The Oatmeal.  His comics are typically funny, and many of them are also generally informative.  While I don’t check his site on a regular basis, I’ve viewed it fairly often, and have never … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Inconsistency

I’ve missed my last few posts, in no small part due to the recent release of Grand Theft Auto 5, an outstanding game that has basically occupied every spare moment of my life for about a week or so.  Now … Continue reading

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The “Better Off Than Your Parents” Myth

It’s a common refrain in American society, I’m sure you’ve heard it before.  The specific phrasing varies, but it usually goes something like, “Every parent wants their children to be better off than they were,” or “Everyone wants to be … Continue reading

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The Libertarian Case For Welfare Cheats

Generally speaking, libertarians are almost universally opposed to any “social welfare” or wealth redistribution programs.  We consider them to be impractical, economically inefficient, and an unjust violation of property rights.  If it were up to us, all of these programs … Continue reading

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One Really Bad Reason To Support Abortion

I try not to get into “social issues” very much, mainly because they don’t interest me a whole lot.  The issue of abortion is particularly contentious, and is a rare example of an issue that cannot necessarily be easily decided … Continue reading

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Remind People That The Politicians Don’t Matter

I spent some of this last weekend with an old friend who is generally well informed and aware of current political issues (unfortunately, we don’t agree on most of them).  He asked me if I had watched or listened to … Continue reading

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