Tag Archive for Libertarianism

What we libertarians agree about

Here is the best summary, that I know of, of what libertarians of the kind who read and write for Libertarian Home all agree about. We libertarians all believe in:   The right of all persons to life, liberty and justly acquired property; The voluntary exchange of all goods and services;  Each individual’s liberty to…

Why Is Trump So Successful?

A lot of people seemed to be baffled by the success that a rude dupe like Donald Trump has on the ballot box at the moment. The establishment is fighting tooth and nails to try to stop him from winning. But no matter what they do, the more they fight him the more approval he…

Is Specific Performance an Argument against Libertarianism?

Here is an issue that I am struggling with at the moment. Imagine we live in a libertarian society. Everyone owns themselves and their private property. Everyone is able to make contracts with others on the basis of this property. In this society, let us say a billionaire is very worried about his health. He…

The virtuosity of individualism

Conventional wisdom dictates that individualism is a destructive force which has enraptured and degraded our society. According to leftist orthodoxy it manifested itself in our culture with Thatcherism and rampant consumerism and has infected the “selfish” millennial generation, the only explanation for their worrying right-wing tendencies. Conventional wisdom is, as is so often the case, quite wrong. I…

Words and things; or, When did MILFs get so young?

I don’t know if it’s a sign that I’m getting old, or if it’s a symptom of the awesome terrifying age of hyper-sexualisation we live in – but, man! MILFs just aren’t what they used to be. It used to be if you were searching for “milfs” on the internet (as opposed to searching for…

Freedom and The Seven Deadly Sins

If you knew you had half an hour left to live, how would you live it? Would you obey a humiliating command and run naked to your death, as the Nazis commanded their victims do? Let’s get serious for a moment. Think about yourself. Your past. Your family. The choices you’ve made, your fate, your…

Julie Borowski Is Wrong About Libertarianism and Women

Some of you may have seen the video above which @chrstinadarling put me on to. Generally I quite like Julie Borowski’s videos, as they’re pretty good at condensing Libertarian ideas into simple, understandable chunks. However her views on why their are so few active female Libertarians are way off the mark. Julie makes two basic points. One…

Libertarian Book Project

Friends of liberty, I humbly request your help! I have decided to embark upon the exciting new challenge of writing a book on libertarianism, introducing the ideas of liberty and the errors of collectivism to a British audience through the medium of Austrian economics, conceptual explanation and historical illustration. An extract from my proposed introduction reads: The…

Video: Democracies, Republics and other unnecessary evils

Jan C Lester reading

Two hundred and thirty six years after a democratic republic called the United States of America was signed into existence by its founders we assembled to consider what our present systems really look like in practice, and discuss some alternatives. Jan C Lester provides his definition and commentary and sets out why he thinks we’re…