Against Libertarian Brutalism: The Freedom to Love and to Hate

Why should we favor human liberty over a social order ruled by power? In providing the answer, I would suggest that libertarians can generally be divided into two camps: humanitarians and brutalists. The humanitarians are drawn to reasons such as Continue reading Against Libertarian Brutalism: The Freedom to Love and to Hate

Assault on Your Property Rights: Eminent Domain

Property should be protected like religion And thus does what was intended as an ironclad constitutional protection gets transfigured into a case-by-case balancing of the equities by judges, whom Kennedy assures us are highly experienced and well-qualified to make such Continue reading Assault on Your Property Rights: Eminent Domain

The Poor, Disabled At The Mercy of Libertarian Individualism

Since capitalism is the only social system in which the courts uphold the principles of objective law—since it is the only social system in which the government protects individual rights (including property rights)—since it is the only social system in Continue reading The Poor, Disabled At The Mercy of Libertarian Individualism

Pope Francis Opposes the Right to Keep and Use the Product of One’s Effort

Given the widely acknowledged fact that countries and populations enjoy wealth and prosperity precisely to the extent that they embrace capitalism, why does Pope Francis call capitalism “the dung of the devil” and jet around the globe aiming to rid Continue reading Pope Francis Opposes the Right to Keep and Use the Product of One’s Effort