Posts Tagged ‘ Mises Institute ’

The War On Cops (Stringham vs. Mac Donald)

The War On Cops (Stringham vs. Mac Donald)

Watching the debate between Heather Mac Donald and Edward Stringham was a fascinating experience for a number of reasons, foremost among them being that it presented two deeply contrasting visions of right wing thought. The former shaped by a deep reverence for social cohesion and ordered liberty, while the latter is influenced by a deeply-held...
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No Platforming Half The Country

No Platforming Half The Country

Contrary to the misconceptions perpetuated by the news media, the latest Twitter purge is not confined to accounts belonging to the alt right. Nor is it targeted exclusively at those accounts which violate Twitter’s terms of service. As  acclaimed actor James Woods explained in his farewell to the social networking behemoth, this is actually...
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Catch The Zeitgeist

I’m sure our followers are starting to tire of winning-or, at the very least, want to take a leisurely break-so we thought we’d present a fascinating philosophical debate completely unrelated to this past week’s presidential election. The Zeitgeist movement-as best as I can surmise from this debate-is a strange mixture of anarcho-syndicalism, techno-Marxism, earth...
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A New Athens?

Although the economic case for Remain is, as the Brits would say, bollocks, the non-economic case is even weaker.
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Missed Connections (Ted Cruz Flops On GMA)

Missed Connections (Ted Cruz Flops On GMA)

We’ve come to expect dissimulation and manipulation from the news media in our country, especially major commercial and public broadcasting networks, national newspapers and prominent Web aggregators such as the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. We’ve seen this repeatedly in foreign affairs coverage, which has led to a host of disastrous policy decisions in countries ranging...
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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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Weird Tales

Weird Tales

One of the more gratifying experiences I’ve had over the past year has been witnessing the support you’ve shown for Seavey and Perry on Culture. Although this podcasting experiment has ended, it left me with a deep appreciation for the world of film and film criticism and awareness of how much some of you...
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An Open Debate About Open Borders

An Open Debate About Open Borders

One of the most persistent divides between traditional conservatives and their libertarian/anarcho-capitalist counterparts involves a fundamental philosophical disagreement about immigration. While most conservatives view immigration primarily through the lens of preserving American culture by only accepting those immigrants who are assimilable and will tangibly benefit our society in the future, a view expressed repeatedly...
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