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Archive for the ‘Libertarianism’ Category

Tyler Cowen challenges progressives to give an intelligent definition of libertarianism

August 8, 2009

He tries to do the same for progressivism here. I would note that he’s very specific. So much so that while I’m sure many progressives do fall under the tent he constructs, many (including me) do not; at least not in terms of the details. In responding to his counter challenge, I would further note […]

Libertarian takedown of the day

July 30, 2009

Thought I’d throw a log on the pyre (does one throw logs onto pyres?…) on which I’ve been burning libertarianism’s corpse. Thomas Levenson, do your work: I don’t read McArdle much because I know she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, and the glibness of her ignorance and the infantile quality of her ideology (that […]

Playing a libertarian’s game: Radley Balko’s “State your limits” challenge (UPDATED)

July 24, 2009

This post is dedicated to Dane who clued me into Radley Balko’s blog, and originally told me about Balko’s “State Your Limits” challenge yesterday afternoon. The challenge in general terms is as follows: …Every initiative announced by the Obama administration pushes us further into uncharted territory on both fronts [“the growth and size of government”], […]