Posts Tagged ‘ libertarianism ’

Libertarian Swingers

Spoiler Alert: Walter Block won this debate, i.e. convinced a larger percentage of the audience to vote in his favor than Nick Gillespie. For what it’s worth, I found it to be an interesting parallel to the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates.
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Silicon Valley Browncoat

Update: For those who can’t watch the entire speech, CNBC has provided a surprisingly good summary of Thiel’s remarks.  The event begins 3 minutes into the video and Thiel begins speaking roughly 5:30 minutes in.
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Iconoclasm

One of the intellectual curiosities New Yorkers, particularly those of a libertarian bent, have enjoyed for over 3 decades is Junto. A monthly gathering which explores the political and economic issues of our time, it’s hosted by Victor Niederhoffer, a trader and writer who brings his own unique perspective to each stimulating debate and/or...
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Whither The Right?

Whither The Right?

Correction: As the commenter below points out, Jason Richwine is a regular contributor to National Review Online. We regret the error.  One of the benefits of the Trump campaign, regardless of one’s thoughts on the merits of a Trump presidency, is its exposure of the conservative establishment. The irony of an undisciplined and at...
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Hipsters For Libertarianism?

Hipsters For Libertarianism?

Tomorrow is the book launch for Todd Seavey’s Libertarianism for Beginners, the first review of which you read here. It will be taking place at Muchmore’s, a cool bar in Williamsburg which has been host to similar events in the past. I hope to see you all-at least, those of you in the NYC...
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On Liberty (Todd Seavey Explains Libertarianism)

On Liberty (Todd Seavey Explains Libertarianism)

For Beginners Books I just hope everyone there – and all of you out in blogland – keep in mind Bryan Caplan’s Ideological Turing Test: Strive to model your opponent’s thinking as human and well-intentioned, not demonic. I always do, even though everyone is stupid. –Todd Seavey  I love the above quote for a...
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Immigration and the Nation State

Immigration and the Nation State

One of the enduring arguments between me and my anarcho-capitalist friends is the ideal immigration policy in a society where the state-and all of its many interventions-still, unfortunately, exists. While generally well-grounded philosophically, they seem to take an ad hoc, emotionally-laden, irrational approach to what is arguably the most important domestic policy issue of...
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Happy Trails

Happy Trails

All (good) things must come to an end, as the omnipotent, yet enigmatic, interstellar character Q pointed out to the crew of the USS Enterprise during a particularly harrowing flight. As in Gene Roddenberry-created science-fiction epics, so it is in the world of pop cultural podcasting, which is why this month marks the conclusion...
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Hollywood Shrugged (Seavey and Perry’s Fall Debut)

Hollywood Shrugged (Seavey and Perry’s Fall Debut)

Tune in to the latest podcast of Seavey and Perry on Culture, where you’ll discover whether ideological purity can be reconciled with good art, why Hercules is very angry, and what the best part of the Marxist appropriation of the environment which took place in the middle of Manhattan this weekend was. For those...
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Matt Brandenburgh: Hitchhiker, Filmmaker, Libertarian

Matt Brandenburgh: Hitchhiker, Filmmaker, Libertarian

The man behind Seavey/Perry finally steps out from the shadows and talks about his adventures across this fair land. Check it out! Also, like our Facebook page, Seavey/Perry on Culture!
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