Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition

NOT long ago, an American philosopher, John Searle, ruefully observed that his colleagues seldom bothered to discuss the existence—or otherwise—of God: “It is considered in slightly bad taste to even raise the question. Matters of religion are like matters of Continue reading Unwarranted Religious Assumptions Require NO Merit: Maintained by Tradition

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

Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

Libertarians and others have wondered why Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence concludes its explicitly incomplete list of unalienable rights with the pursuit of happiness rather than property. The website Monticello.org states, Unfortunately, Thomas Jefferson himself never explained his use of Continue reading Liberty is Required for Pursuit of Happiness

Capitalism Because of its Scientific Basis – The Objective Standard

Some advocates of capitalism claim that it is rooted in religion, faith, and God—and although some advocates of socialism, communism, and other forms of statism claim that those systems are supported by science—we can see, on examination, that capitalism, and Continue reading Capitalism Because of its Scientific Basis – The Objective Standard