Category Archives: Libertarianism

If Taxation WERE Just Like Theft

Help me make more cartoons: Support my patreon! A $1 pledge really means a lot. TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON This cartoon has six panels, with a caption underneath the bottom of the strip. PANEL 1 Two women pull back in shock … Continue reading

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“Obama often speaks as if he is an outside observer of his own administration” (UPDATED) (UPDATED AGAIN)

*SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM* Jacob Sullum at the libertarian site Reason nails it (UPDATE: No, he didn’t nail it. See the update at the bottom of this post): Obama at first denied that the executive branch has the power to … Continue reading

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Are Libertarians Distinct Because They Oppose Forced Marriage?

Over at Bleeding Heart Libertarians, Jason Brennan, interspersing new text and paragraphs from his book (available on Amazon), discusses what makes Libertarianism distinct: Libertarians are distinct in that they believe each person has an extensive sphere of personal liberty. They … Continue reading

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More on freedom, birth control and employer coercion

In comments, Sebastian writes: You’d have to squint pretty hard to get the idea that freedom from state coercion is a general organizing principle of progressivism […] See for example recent progressive discussions about the state forcing employers to provide … Continue reading

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On Cato, Libertarians, Freedom, And Social Democracy

So the libertarian Cato Institute may or may not be subject to an unwanted takeover by the Koch family. It’s widely expected that if the Koches take Cato over, they’ll turn Cato into a GOP cheerleader. (If that happens, it … Continue reading

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A Messed-Up Libertarianism

A quote from libertarian Jim Henley, via LOOG: Most libertarians would agree that it’s a messed-up state that: * Creates a massive crime problem in poor minority neighborhoods with a futile, vicious and every more far-reaching attempt to prevent commerce … Continue reading

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Is Taxation Theft?

There’s an argument you get a lot from either Libertarian-types or Republican economic-conservative types in general, which goes something like, “My money’s my money, and it’s not only a bad idea (in a pragmatic way) for the government to take … Continue reading

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"The 24 Types of Libertarian" Posters, Prints, Cards, and T-Shirts Now Available

On Redbubble. Because just because I’m not a libertarian doesn’t mean I can’t be a stinkin’ capitalist! :-D P.S. Anyone know of any company that does print-on-demand shirts that has sizes up to 5x and 6x or higher?

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Cartoon: The 24 Types of Libertarian

Click on the cartoon to see it bigger. (Much more legible that way.) Script: TITLE: The 24 Types of Libertarian Balding white guy: no fair oversimplifying our simplistic philosophy! Caption: NAIVE Happy guy with goatee: if the government would DISAPPEAR, … Continue reading

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Open Thread: My favorite conservative and libertarian blogs

Consider this an open thread. Discuss whatever you like, for as long as you like. Link whatever you like, including yourself. Be free! * * * Given Myca’s post, I thought it would be a good time to list some … Continue reading

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