Over the next couple of days, we are going to be moving the blog over to WordPress. The move should make for a number of improvements, but one result is that we will no longer be located on TypePad's server.
So, if you currently have a blog or website that links to us at […]
Zippy wrote the following comment over at EconLog:
Low IQ people create externalities. These include crime and disorder in neighborhoods where low IQ people cluster. They also create additional need for social and governmental services. Libertarianism, or even liberaltarianism works fine in a country with a small low IQ underclass. Big […]
My views on foreign policy tend to diverge from mainstream libertarian doctrine. Take American hegemony. Many people are predicting (usually with glee) the demise of American power (see, for example, Ronald Dworkin). Regardless of the accuracy of these predictions, I think libertarians have reasons to support American global hegemony. Realistic alternatives to hegemony […]
Many people think justice requires that the needs–or, perhaps, basic needs–of individuals be met. Some think this requires direct government provision; others think government must merely make it possible for individuals to provide themselves (and their loved ones) with basic needs. I'm not taking a stand on this issue here. I want only to raise […]
Ordinary people often give surprisingly bad arguments against libertarian conclusions.
Take, for example, the libertarian case for open immigration. One of the most common responses to this proposal is the argument that because immigrants will rely heavily on various social welfare services and will cost US taxpayers a lot of money, we therefore have the […]
HT: Volokh Conspiracy.
The press guidance provided by China’s censors is so voluminous and detailed that leaked copies of the guidance are now available on a regular basis. China Digital Times publishes a weekly list of what China’s censors tell their journalists not to report or hype. It’s a remarkable glimpse into […]