A Libertarian Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic

ABSTRACT: What is the correct analysis, from a libertarian point of view, of governmental action in the face of the coronavirus? Is the state justified in imposing quarantines or vaccines to cure this disease? These are the questions we shall be wrestling with in this paper. KEYWORDS: infection, property rights, threats, disease, pandemic, COVID-19, contagion … Read more

The Last Gold Rush…Ever! – With Special Guest Charles Goyette

New York Times bestselling author Charles Goyette joins today’s Liberty Report to talk about his new book, “The Last Gold Rush…Ever!: 7 Reasons for the Runaway Gold Market and How You Can Profit from It,” and about the coming big economic crash. What to do? Watch the program! […]

John Rawls’s Theories Help Refute John Rawls’s Theories

Last week, I drew attention to the important work of Antony Flew as an opponent of John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice. Flew exposes a fundamental fallacy in the famous “difference principle,” which says that all inequalities in wealth or income have to be to the advantage of the least well-off class in society. According to … Read more

Libel, Slander, and Reputation According to Rothbard’s Theory of Libertarian Law

ABSTRACT: Rothbard’s principal conclusion that libel and slander laws have no place in libertarian law is correct. We build upon his brilliant insight on this matter and wrestle with the following questions: How does a reputational right operate? Who, properly, owns such a right? Is this property right alienable—transferable? How would this work in practice? … Read more

Lockdowners and “the Desire to Dominate”

Bizarrely, people from Paul Krugman to Tyler Cowen seems to think that libertarians rule the world and that everything that has gone wrong is libertarians’ fault. Original Article: “Lockdowners and the Desire to Dominate“. This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon. Narrated by Michael Stack. Originally Published On Mises Wire

The Rise of Mega–Gambling Facilities: A New Skyscraper Curse?

“This place is amazing,” gambler Steve Rogers from Tuscon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “If you’re into sports, this place is like Disneyland. That’s a wall of TV right there. I didn’t expect it to be this big.” The “wall” Rogers refers to is the new Circa casino’s three-story, 78 million–pixel, high-definition screen. “We’ve been … Read more

Humanism: Progressive Philosophy at Odds with Itself

ABSTRACT: Humanism is a longstanding intellectual tradition dedicated to moral, aesthetic, and social perfectibility. Classical liberalism and modern libertarianism are products of classical humanist thinking; so is Enlightenment humanism, which substituted science and secular reason for theological dogma and ignorant superstition. Today’s progressive humanist movement, by contrast, transcends freedom, liberty, and reason by seeking utopian … Read more

Does Being a Libertarian Entail a Necessary Commitment to Open Borders?

ABSTRACT: In this paper I investigate whether Wellman’s freedom of association argument provides libertarians with a compelling argument against open borders. In the first section I set out Wellman’s argument, highlighting its appeal to libertarians. In the second section I address some objections to his argument, and in the third section I discuss some specifically … Read more

2020 Election Chicanery Update

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A Defense of Natural Procedural Rights

ABSTRACT: In this essay, I argue that we should believe that agents have what I call natural procedural rights. On the one hand, agents have rights to prevent their rights from being violated, rights to stop those who are violating their rights, and rights to rectification when their rights are violated. In pursuing these rights, … Read more

Election 2020: Mob Rule Has Arrived

With the election results still in limbo two days after the vote was held, and widespread charges of vote fraud, America faces a crisis of confidence in the electoral system that is on the verge of unleashing the mob onto the streets. A delegitimized occupant in the presidency is not the worst thing from a libertarian perspective, but the mob gathering steam is a danger to all. How will it all play out? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); […]

Election 2020: Mob Rule Has Arrived

With the election results still in limbo two days after the vote was held, and widespread charges of vote fraud, America faces a crisis of confidence in the electoral system that is on the verge of unleashing the mob onto the streets. A delegitimized occupant in the presidency is not the worst thing from a libertarian perspective, but the mob gathering steam is a danger to all. How will it all play out? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); […]

A Letter to the Future

by James Corbettcorbettreport.comApril 11, 2020 “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” —WWI conspirator Edward Grey I do not write these words for my contemporaries. We are the damned. It is our lot now to watch as the lamp of liberty is extinguished, our burden … Read more

As For The Cause of Liberty, Nothing Has (or Can) Change

By Chris Rossini​For the average American born before 1913, contact with the United States federal government was pretty much only through the post office.Pretty hard to imagine today, right?But alas, in 1913, the The Federal Reserve & federal income tax were both created. Congress (unconstitutionally) granted a monopoly over the money supply to The Fed, ensuring the ultimate destruction of the money. And, going forward, whatever earnings an American worked for would belong to the federal […]

TRUMP 2020: Democracy in Chaos

Michael J. Matt | Editor Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper’s editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant … Read more

September/October 2020: Injured Kids, Society Costs

November 03, 2020 While the United States remains solely focused on the impact of the coronavirus when it comes to special education coverage, the same thing is not true in Britain or in Ireland. The stunning increase in demand and the exploding costs because of more and more disabled children are making the news over … Read more

EVACUATING PARIS: Thousands Flee New COVID Lockdowns

New from RTV (Videos to see before Election Day!) On the eve of the most important election in U.S. history, Joe Biden is campaigning on your fear of COVID, arguing that Donald Trump risked our lives by botching the response to the pandemic.  Well, Europe has been under harsh lockdowns and mandatory mask mandates for … Read more

Ignoring Warnings and Rational Science, European Leaders Activate Second Lockdowns

*UPDATE: APNews.com is reporting U.K.'s 4-week coronavirus lockdown may have to last longer By Jefferey Jaxen Just like that, governments and health 'officials' around the world have chosen to flat out ignore actual science and raw data that warns of the consequences of implementing a second population lockdown. One month ago, The Great Barrington Declaration… Read More »Ignoring Warnings and Rational Science, European Leaders Activate Second Lockdowns
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