Politics/Economics

Mises, Hoppe, and Rothbard: On The Foundations Of Liberty

Originally Published On The Austro Libertarian The debate over the proper philosophical foundation for economics, ethics, and political theory (which, being focused on the justification for the use of force in society, is a particular application of ethics), is grounded in the study of knowledge; or, epistemology. This is why the first hundred pages or so… Continue reading Mises, Hoppe, and Rothbard: On The Foundations Of Liberty

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

“Thick” Libertarianism Eviscerated: A Response to Charles Johnson

While reading Charles Johnson’s oddly impactful 2008 essay Libertarianism Through Thick and Thin, I was perplexed by the sheer weight of unnecessary confusion and blurring of the language.  It is a peculiar thing to see a political theory as clear and simple as libertarianism become suddenly and unnecessarily wrapped up in obscure and ambiguous language. … Continue reading “Thick” Libertarianism Eviscerated: A Response to Charles Johnson

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Make Libertarians Conservative Again

Many in the libertarian world believe that “conservatives and liberals are both equally terrible” and that “one cannot be both libertarian and conservative/liberal.”  What is meant by these catch phrases is that any self-described liberal or conservative ought to be routinely rejected by virtue of his willingness to use such “mainstream” labels.  The problem with… Continue reading Make Libertarians Conservative Again