As Matt noted earlier, Sarah, Jason, and I will be doing a panel discussion on bleeding heart libertarianism at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington. That session takes place on Saturday morning Feb. 16 at 10:00am.
We will each speak for a few minutes about our respective takes on bleeding heart [...]
So, your house burns down. Mercifully, nobody was home. Only things were lost; no people.
You begin to pick up the pieces and begin to rebuild. You call your insurance company. Everything starts out fine, until they tell you that new FEMA regulations enacted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina affect the requirements for [...]
My latest post at Libertarianism.org is up, in which I continue my critique of “maximizing liberty.” In my last post, I argued that the goal of maximizing freedom is an immoral one. In this post, I argue that is incoherent insofar as there is no non-arbitrary way of measuring [...]
Got plans for the weekend of February 15-17? Going to be in the DC area?
Then be sure to head on over to the 2013 International Students for Liberty conference! Lots of highlights, including a keynote address by John Mackey, breakout sessions sponsored by IHS, FEE, Cato, the Independent [...]
There’s been a lot of talk on the libertarian intertubes lately, about the best ways to talk about libertarian/classical liberal/free market ideas to those who aren’t pre-disposed to like them. Last week, the editors of the Freeman argued that the “open libertarian” is a key to this kind of communication:
Because the [...]
It sure sounds that way.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks first came to my attention when he was quoted by Deirdre McCloskey in The Bourgois Virtues. Sacks once wrote: “It is through exchange that difference becomes a blessing, not a curse.” I still think that is one of the most beautiful expressions of basic economics that I’ve [...]
My friend David Sobel has asked me to pass along this Call for Abstracts. Take a look. This promises to be an exciting new workshop, and an important new journal.
This is a call for abstracts for the first annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy to be held Oct. 17-20, 2013 in Tucson, AZ [...]
My latest post at Libertarianism.org takes on the idea that libertarianism should be understood as a doctrine committed to the maximization of freedom.
There are several serious problems with this view. The first is one that is common to all maximizing views—most notably, classical utilitarianism. In classical utilitarianism, of course, the goal [...]
Question for the day: What if the science-religion conflict is hurting the economy?
My question was prompted by this editorial in science arguing that the politicization of science has led the public to oppose it. The title is “Science must be seen to bridge the political divide.”
I think I [...]
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