Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

Sooo, Congress is bothered by a little corruption? Hah! Also, will there be war with North Korea and/or Iran? (9:30):

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Ezra Klein’s comment on types of policy arguments rubbed me the wrong way.

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

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The I.S.O.’s publication editorializes on why the “the Democratic Party is celebrating health care reform—and so is Corporate America”.

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via Charles “Rad Geek” Johnson’s blog: Freedom is not a conservative idea. It is not a prop for corporate power and the political-economic statist quo. Libertarianism is, in fact, a revolutionary doctrine, which would undermine and overthrow every form of state coercion and authoritarian control. If we want liberty in our lifetimes, the realities of our politics need to live up to the promise our principles—we should be radicals, not reformists; anarchists, not smaller-governmentalists; defenders of real freed markets and private property, not apologists for corporate capitalism, halfway privatization or existing concentrations of wealth. Libertarianism should be a people’s movement and a liberation movement, and we should take our cues not from what’s politically polite, but from what works for a revolutionary people-power movement. Here’s how:

Part One (10:00):

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In response to Professor Walter Block’s response to the ‘anti-capitalist’ proponents of free markets.

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An analysis of applying libertarian justice and mutualist living by Karl Hess from the newsletter he co-edited with Murray Rothbard. This article appeared in the same issue as Prof. Rothbard’s heavily-circulated “Confiscation and the Homestead Principle” [.pdf].

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The “Affordable Health Care for America Act”: some facts and falsehoods about the latest push towards socialized medicine from Freedomain Radio. (18:11):

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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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The Varick Street Detention Center has an ‘immigrant jail’ holding 250 people kidnapped by the government—100 of whom, held without charges, have petitioned they endure grossly inhuman conditions and slave labor—shines a  brighter light on the illegitimacy of immigration law.

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Looking into the derivatives crisis and major players that manufactured the economic crisis, anything short of killing the ‘Creature from Jekyll Island’ would be unjust.

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What happened to your income over the past decade, and why… (12:13):

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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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A conversation with Peter Mac and Larken Rose about the true roots of statism – 27 June 09 (2:05:36):

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A crossroad for the pro-life movement and political reason. (more…)