Adam, a Native American, and George, an American of European descent, encounter each other on the street. Adam sees that George is carrying a shiny new Ipad 3. So Adam clubs George over the head with a stick and takes it.
George: “Ow! Give that back!”
George: “But that’s mine! You just took […]
In Kevin’s recent post, responding to Jessica’s prior post, Kevin discusses what he calls “the paradox of toleration.” There are actually multiple paradoxes of toleration. Arguably, the most important of these is what we call “the paradox of liberalism” (remember we are using “liberal” with its classic meaning, not its current […]
Today we pause to note the 20th anniversary of the death of F. A. Hayek, perhaps the most important social thinker of the 20th century and a man whose ideas still remain ahead of their time and distorted and misunderstood by the supposed intellectual elite. There are so many great Hayek quotes one could deploy […]
My friend and co-blogger, Jessica Flanigan, threw down the gauntlet last week over the truth of public reason liberalism, the popular version of liberal political theory that I used to argue against the contraception mandate. This is my reply.
Public reason liberalism (PRL) holds that a coercive law L is justified only if […]
What follows was my weekly column at the Freeman this week and I reprint it here as the subject matter might be of interest to BHL types. Enjoy!
Libertarians have a number of public relations problems. Some are the result of people not understanding our ideas. Others, however, are our own fault: We […]
It is also a work that illustrates the […]