A few days ago, Paul Krugman displayed his masterful knowledge of the sociology of the libertarian movement by complaining about all the Ayn Randians running around advocating for a Basic Income Guarantee.
Now he’s at it again, demonstrating that he knows absolutely nothing about libertarian positions on environmental issues.
According to Krugman, libertarians […]
A little over a year ago, I published a short essay on libertarianism and pollution at Libertarianism.org. Today I have a new one. It’s much longer – about 8,500 words as opposed to the original 1,200. And it’s much more comprehensive in its survey of the existing literature.
The idea behind the original was simply […]
Over at Libertarianism.org, my latest post discusses the implications of Rothbardian-style libertarianism for the issue of pollution. Short version: if libertarianism means adhering to an absolutist version of the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP), then all pollution is impermissible, and life as we know it as over.
To me, that seems like a pretty good […]
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 […]
As I mentioned in a previous post, there’s a simple argument, consistent with hard-core deontological, self-ownership libertarian principles, that gets you to the conclusion it’s at least permissible for the government to issue environmental regulations.
Here it is, in a more straightforward form:
1. Start with minimal state libertarianism: Government may and should protect […]