Some conservative libertarians oppose expanding legal marriage to include same-sex marriage. (For example, see here.) Like the author in the link, a number of them have made the following argument:
Marriage establishes number of positive rights and privileges by government fiat. Positive rights and privileges established by government fiat are unjust. If 1 and […]
The fine folks at Mercatus have released an index of freedom in the fifty U.S. states that’s attracted quite a bit of attention, mostly uncomplimentary. (See the libertarian-leaning Timothy Lee, as well as Matt Yglesias, for example.) I have some substantive quarrels with both inclusions (right-to-work laws, for example; see
I’ve recently finished reading the great political theorist Michael Walzer’s book In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible. Walzer’s thesis is that the Biblical writers were “not very interested in politics” in contrast to the ancient Greeks. In fact, “there is a strong anti-political tendency in the biblical texts.” There is […]
As the Supreme Court takes up the same-sex marriage issue, I wanted to re-post an old blog post of mine from Liberty and Power back in September of 2008. Not only is it perhaps my favorite piece I’ve ever written on SSM, it seems to fit very nicely with the spirit of BHL. I […]
Next Tuesday, April 2nd, around lunchtime, I’ll be giving a talk to the Federalist Society at the University of Arizona on price gouging. Contact info on the website, but they’ve got the date wrong. It’s Tuesday, not Friday.
Then, on Thursday, April 11th, I’ll be debating Debra Satz on the […]