Anarchism, Libertarianism: Opposition to Coercion, Protection of Rights

Libertarianism is the simple idea that each individual has rights1 that no other individual or group of them may violate. It assumes the liberty and autonomy of the individual, premised on the natural equality of all people before the law. The Continue reading Anarchism, Libertarianism: Opposition to Coercion, Protection of Rights

The Psychology of Liberty: Freedom is Good for People

Libertarians have sometimes disdained psychology. Murray Rothbard is the most obvious example.1 But others have also poo-pooed psychology because they imagine that psychological research is based on arbitrary and unsound ideas and unreliable research.  But that hasn’t been true since Continue reading The Psychology of Liberty: Freedom is Good for People

Trump Ideology Test, Extreme Vetting Means “Who’s Next!”

The Trump administration says it is suspending all refugee admissions to the United States until it can come up with a plan for “extreme vetting.” So what could that mean? Refugees are already subjected to multiple interviews and a security Continue reading Trump Ideology Test, Extreme Vetting Means “Who’s Next!”

The Equality Equivocation – The Objective Standard

In a statement Wednesday, the Libertarian Party said this is a flawed system. “Despite previously set precedent, and a nearly 100 page document detailing what constitutes a vote in Washington State, the state will not evaluate write-in ballots for their Continue reading The Equality Equivocation – The Objective Standard