I’m not usually one for polemics. But sometimes polemics is called for. Here goes.
Dear members of the moderate left,
America is suffering from rampant, run-away corporatism and crony capitalism. We are increasingly a plutocracy in which government serves the interests of elite financiers and CEOs at the expense of everyone else.
You know this […]
Over at Libertarianism.org, Miles Pope has an ongoing series of blog posts on Jan Narveson’s unjustly neglected classic of contemporary libertarian thought – The Libertarian Idea. Also on that site and well-worth following is George H. Smith’s Excursions series. His latest post explores the philosophy of the Declaration […]
This post is a continuation of the long and rich conversation generated by my previous post. Some of the comments below reiterate, perhaps less artfully, some of the points already made.
I agree with Rawls’s defenders that by asserting that “society owns talents“ he does not, and could not, mean that the state can force […]
If you’re like most people, then the one thing you probably think you know about Herbert Spencer is that he was a “Social Darwinist.” And that one thing is wrong.
UPDATE: An anonymous poster (I’m pretty sure I know who) wrote a comment accusing certain people of conspiring to destroy Oregon philosophy out of spite and personal grudges. The post was defamatory. I’m disabling comments on this topic now.
The climate for women in philosophy could and should be much better. Reading What Is […]
This Wednesday, I’ll be giving a web-based lecture to Students for Liberty on the topic of “Libertarianism and the Left.” The talk is aimed at an audience of college-aged, libertarian activists, but registration is open to everyone. You can get more information and a link to register here.
The talk itself will probably […]