Tag Archives: Free Will

Big Think: Penn Jillette- ‘On Libertarianism, Taxes, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Weed’

Source:The New Democrat  “Take a deep breath, you’re in for a ride. Here is Penn Jillette on Libertarianism, taxes, Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Gary Johnson, sex, drugs and Kurt Cobain. Jillette’s latest book is “Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Sebastian Mallaby- ‘How Should a Liberal Be?’

Source:The New Democrat  “In James Grant, it sometimes seems, the nineteenth century has been resuscitated. Towering, gaunt, bow-tied, and pinstriped, he writes with a sly wit that recalls the novels of William Thackeray. His signal achievement is a fortnightly cult … Continue reading

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Coordination Problem: Peter Boettke- ‘Liberalism Misunderstood’

“Liberalism was born in an effort to escape oppression and dogma — a critique of the alignment of the Crown and the Altar that was enforced by the Sword. True radical liberalism is a foundational critique, and seeks to set … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight: Ayn Rand- ‘How Is This Still A Thing?’

Source:The New Democrat  “Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” is still kind of a thing. How?” Source:Last Week Tonight: Ayn Rand- ‘How Is This Still A Thing?’ I’m not an objectivist and not a believer in objectivism, … Continue reading

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LA Progressive: Ted Rall- ‘The Difference Between Liberals and Leftists’

Source:The New Democrat  “Living as they do in a bipolar political world where politics consists of Democrats and Republicans and no other ideology is real, media corporations in the United States use left, liberal and Democrat as synonyms. This is … Continue reading

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George Carlin: ‘I Like Individualists’

Source:The New Democrat  “From ‘When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops.” Source:George Carlin: ‘I Like Individualists’ Before I get into George Carlin and what he thought about individualists and individualism, I need to mention a certain conversation that I had … Continue reading

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Reason Magazine: John Stossel- Elizabeth Nolan Brown: ‘Moral Panic Over Sex Work’

Source:The New Democrat  “Police often accuse people of “sex trafficking.” Usually, it’s simply prostitution. Police often use “sex trafficking” and “prostitution” interchangeably. That’s what happed in the Robert Kraft case, says Reason reporter Elizabeth Nolan Brown. Kraft, the owner of … Continue reading

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Skeptic Magazine: Michael Shermer- Interviewing Cass R. Sunstein: On Freedom

Source:The New Democrat “In addition to discussing his book Sunstein and Shermer talk about what it was like to work in the Obama administration, the issue of free will and determinism in the context of his theory of libertarian paternalism … Continue reading

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Lew Rockwell: Bionic Mosquito- Liberalism and Christianity: Liberal Christianity

Source:The New Democrat Liberalism and Christianity implies at least that they’re two different things when the fact is there’s a fundamentalist and even theocratic version of Christianity way over on the Right, the Christian-Right in America represents that movement. There’s … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Daniela Sherer- It’s Good To Be Rebel

Source: The New Democrat I start off this piece arguing that it’s good to be a rebel, but I would add as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons. For example, I wouldn’t recommend going to a country … Continue reading

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