Stephen Corry criticises Steven Pinker and Jared Diamond on the diminution-of-violence thesis. (CHT Jesse Walker.)
Pew polls reveal that switching from a Republican to a Democratic president causes Republican enthusiasm for NSA surveillance programs to fall by 23 percentage points – and likewise causes Democratic enthusiasm for NSA surveillance programs to rise by 27 percentage points.
My Rawlsian comrades sometimes accuse me of being too [...]
See if you can guess the author of this quote. No Googling please. Your only hint is that it was written in the mid-1920s.
Birth control and the use of contraceptives, marriage laws, the treatment of sexual offences and abnormalities, the economic position of women, the economic position of the family—in all these matters [...]
In “Starving for Virtue? Eudaimonism and Public Reason versus Rothbardianism,” Kevin V. continues to defend the compatibility of public-reason liberalism with eudaimonism. I continue to dissent.
Death Before Dishonour
Let’s start with my biggest gripe. Kevin quotes (or almost quotes – he changes my “eudaimonist” to “eudaemonist”) (no, that’s not my biggest gripe) [...]
Kevin V. thinks eudaimonism makes a better fit with public-reason liberalism than with NAP. By contrast, I don’t think eudaimonism and public-reason liberalism are compatible. Eudaimonism is a “comprehensive doctrine,” a “conception of the good,” and one that regards the content of justice as being essentially informed by (though also informing) the other [...]
Quote #1: who said it?
That idea of hardships being good for character and of talent always being able to break through is an old fallacy. Talent alone is helpless today. Any success requires both talent and luck. And the “luck” has to be helped along and provided by someone. … Talent does not survive [...]
In honour of May Day, the website of the Center for a Stateless Society has just undergone a massive and beautiful redesign.
Here’s how the site looked when C4SS first launched in 2006.
Here’s how it looked last month.
And here’s the C4SS website [...]
Warning: shameless puffery ensues.
The second issue of The Industrial Radical (iRad for short), the Molinari Institute’s left-libertarian market-anarchist magazine, went in the mail to subscribers yesterday (after a long delay, owing in part to formatting changes resulting from a switch in computers between issues), with articles [...]
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