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Clarification To “Sacred Principles As Exhaustible Resources”

Since about half the commenters in yesterday’s post seem to have misunderstood me as saying something I don’t believe, I guess I had better explain. (serves me right for writing a mere 1000 word post – how could I fit … Continue reading

Sacred Principles As Exhaustible Resources

From Inside Higher Ed: a group of Harvard students is going to raise awareness of free speech by inviting controversial speakers like Charles Murray and Jordan Petersen to their school. I strongly believe that if somebody wants to hear Charles … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seeing Like A State

I. Seeing Like A State is the book G.K. Chesterton would have written if he had gone into economic history instead of literature. Since he didn’t, James Scott had to write it a century later. The wait was worth it. … Continue reading

Some Groups Of People Who May Not 100% Deserve Our Eternal Scorn

Or “Contra A Convergence Of Lefty and Far-Right Twitter Making Fun Of The Same People”. I’ll mostly be using Current Affairs articles as foils, not because they’re especially bad, but because they’re especially good and well-written expressions of what many … Continue reading

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[REPOST] The Non-Libertarian FAQ

[This is a repost of the Non-Libertarian FAQ (aka “Why I Hate Your Freedom”), which I wrote about five years ago and which used to be hosted on my website. It no longer completely reflects my current views. I don’t … Continue reading

Dogs And Wolves: In Defense Of Some Past Posts

Now that Trump has started enacting his terrible policies, a bunch of people on Twitter are saying that my past posts on Trump “haven’t aged well” or that I must be feeling really bad about them right now. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Watch New Health Picks

So far most of Trump’s appointments have been ordinary conservative hardliners or ethically-compromised rich people. But there’s a chance that some of his health care picks could be really interesting. I’m not talking about Health and Human Services nominee Tom … Continue reading

Trump And The Batman Effect

Today on Trump Twitter: "@DanScavino: Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan due to Trump policies"https://t.co/137nUo03Gl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017 Here’s my concern. When US companies do something that sounds good in the next few … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Comment Thread On School Choice

Several people including Yehoshua K and Freddie deBoer point out that “nonprofit” and “for-profit” are potentially meaningless terms in situations like these. IrishDude adds some context to the for-profit hospital scene by noting that companies are not allowed to open … Continue reading

Contra Robinson On Schooling

I. Nathan Robinson argues against school vouchers: Why Is The Decimation Of Public Schools A Bad Thing? (note that despite the inflammatory title, he’s arguing that the decimation of public schools is, indeed, a bad thing) He starts with a … Continue reading

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