Tag Archive for Libertarian

Social Welfare and The IRS

The NYT applauds the political bullying by the IRS. No surprise there, it fits their world view. The I.R.S. Does Its Job – NYTimes.com: Taxpayers should be encouraged by complaints from Tea Party chapters applying for nonprofit tax status at…

Dr. Boudreaux’s Libertarian Manifesto

Now he doesn’t actually call it a manifesto. But I think it makes a fine one. It’s brief and quite good. Definitely read the entire thing. Economic and personal liberty are inseparable. Façade Capitalism Means Façade Freedom: Political and personal freedoms require economic resources for their…

He’s Not Really A Libertarian

For years I’ve found it amusing that Bill Maher has ever considered himself a libertarian. I can only imagine that he doesn’t know what the word means. And Reason on it. No, The Actual Libertarian Movement Didn’t ‘Go Nuts’ — It’s Just…

Dr. Higgs On The Moral Case For Liberty

This essay from Dr. Higgs is fantastic. Do we prefer liberty because the outcomes are superior? Or because of the moral imperative for individual liberty? Well, both. But I originally leaned toward the former. Over the years I have come…

Dr. Higgs On A Litmus Test For Libertarians

A good read. Are Questions of War and Peace Merely One Issue among Many for Libertarians?: The Independent Institute: The U.S. government invariably tramples on the people’s rights during wartime and leaves the people with fewer liberties after peace returns.…

Two On Corporatism and Crony-Capitalism

Excellent brief reads. ‘Economic patriotism': Corporatism dressed as populism – WashingtonExaminer: How does President Obama please his corporate backers while simultaneously lighting a populist fire? By advocating “a new economic patriotism,” where empty protectionist rhetoric is paired with meaty corporate-welfare…

Frédéric Bastiat on Socialism

Yup. “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to…

Why I Consider Myself a Libertarian

Why I consider myself a libertarian and no longer a conservative or right-winger. Items like these. Modern Conservatism = Rightwing Progressivism? – The Beacon: Consider that horror. One of the most liberal justices pointed out that such searches were “a…