Posts Tagged ‘Ayn Rand’

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Response to a criticism of left-libertarianism posted at The Libertarian Standard by Juan Fernando Carpio.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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A facebook friend, Andrew Taranto, posted:

Ayn Rand was, at least rhetorically speaking, a capitalist and an anti-libertarian. Shouldn’t we, libertarians, regard this as significant when considering the value of the term “capitalist”?

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2010 New Hampshire Liberty Forum hosted by the Free State Project: Consequentialist anarchist Professor Prof. David Friedman, author of most notably The Machinery of Freedom, discusses market failure—the real meanings of the commonly misunderstood terms ‘market failure’, ‘public goods’ and ‘externality’; why representative democracy ‘doesn’t work’ and ‘rational ignorance’ toward electoral politics is advantageous; the necessity of property rights for long-term planning and why it’s irrational for politicians to plan for the long-term; ‘market failure’ analysis in our daily lives.

Part One (10:15):

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“I will argue that, rightly understood, these demands are more intertwined than many contemporary libertarians realize: each contributes an essential element to a radical challenge to any form of coercive authority,” Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson wrote in this essay published in 2008, excerpted in this post. “Taken together, they undermine the legitimacy of any form of government authority, including the ‘limited government’ imagined by minarchists.”

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Sheldon Richman differentiates capitalism from a freed market followed by a Q&A session in an event sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation held at George Mason University. Mr. Richman said at his blog, the lecture deals “with the confusion about the word ‘capitalism’ and the historical reasons why what is known as capitalism has little to do with the free market” (79:12):

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An overview of the four major approaches to ethical reasoning, from Aristotle to Rand—and why they doth sucketh… (22:20):

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Libertarian legal theorist and patent attorney N. Stephan Kinsella, J.D. discusses the framework of libertarianism and the false concept of “intellectual property” (IP) at Mises University 2009, followed by a Q&A session – 30 July 09.

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Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio and Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, debate the question ‘How Much Government is Necessary?’ (4:10:04):

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Libertarian scholar Roderick T. Long discusses the non-aggression principle, left-libertarianism, racism, class consciousness, and Marx (56:41):

http://dc160.4shared.com/download/121156429/4df8c969/_Non-Aggression_and_Class_Consciousn.mp3?tsid=20090727-233237-81eea529

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David Nolan (PhiKap ’66), founder of the American Libertarian Party (LP), denounces the LP leadership and calls for molilization to “smaller-government states” at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. (more…)