History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Alt-Righters: Capitalism Is The Cure, Not The Disease

Anti-Capitalism on the Right A common criticism of capitalism from the alt-right, traditionalist conservatives, and paleoconservatives is that it creates a decadent and materialistic culture that paves the way for the degeneration of public morality and the erosion of local communities and organic nations. They believe capitalism to be connected to globalism, multiculturalism, and consumerism,… Continue reading Alt-Righters: Capitalism Is The Cure, Not The Disease

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

There Is Nothing Unlibertarian About White Nationalism

Nationalism and Libertarianism There has recently been much debate and discussion within the libertarian world regarding "white nationalism," likely due to the increased influence of the alt-right in libertarian circles. Many libertarians instinctively (and erroneously) associate any kind of "nationalism" with the nation-state, and in particular associate white nationalism with Klan-style lynchings and Nazi death… Continue reading There Is Nothing Unlibertarian About White Nationalism

Politics/Economics

Preferring Some Policies/Candidates Over Others Is Not Statist

Are ordinal preferences statist? One might think so from talking with some libertarians. All statism is bad, and all state actions are bad, they say. Which means that to be “principled,” a libertarian must oppose all statism equally, and preferring one form of statism to another is an “unprincipled” compromise with evil. I have already… Continue reading Preferring Some Policies/Candidates Over Others Is Not Statist

Politics/Economics

“All Or Nothing” Libertarians Are Obstacles To A Free Society

Why and How? If you’re an anarcho-capitalist, you’re obviously opposed to the state and want to see it abolished. But it’s important to understand why you’re opposed to the state as well. Some idealistic anarcho-capitalists have proposed an alliance with anarcho-communists, mutualists, syndicalists, and other types of “anarchists” because we supposedly share a common enemy… Continue reading “All Or Nothing” Libertarians Are Obstacles To A Free Society

History/Culture, Politics/Economics

Libertarianism Is NOT Opposed To All Forms Of “Collectivism”

Is Libertarianism Individualistic? One of the most common criticisms of libertarianism from conservatives and progressives alike goes something like this: "Libertarians want a world where everyone is reduced to an atomized, 'free-thinking' individual competing ruthlessly with other individuals in the marketplace in Social Darwinistic fashion, with no institutional loyalties or connections to anything beyond themselves.… Continue reading Libertarianism Is NOT Opposed To All Forms Of “Collectivism”