Why is Liberty the Noblest of All Values?

Why are Libertarians so obsessed with liberty? Many foreign to the philosophical basis for Libertarianism may wonder what exactly makes them think of liberty as so special and unique in comparison to all the other standards one can use as the fundamental basis for one's ethics, such as fairness, justice or equality. Why should liberty be … Continue reading Why is Liberty the Noblest of All Values?

Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?

Can you list up all the ways that the world has improved since the Industrial Revolution? I think one hardly can, though one could get very far trying. We're enjoying living standards that were unimaginable to the people of the 19th century: twice as high life expectancy; an abundance of new goods and services that … Continue reading Why Do People Hate the Engine of Progress?

The Paradox of Judging Abortion Based on the Non-Aggression Principle

One of the most controversial topics in today's polarized political climate is that of abortion. While the general attitude in contemporary America appear to lean more towards favoring its full legalization or for it to be allowed in most cases, the two major parties of Republicans and Democrats tend to differ drastically on the matter, while … Continue reading The Paradox of Judging Abortion Based on the Non-Aggression Principle

Answers to World Economic Forum’s 6 Key Questions on “Globalization 4.0”

The World Economic Forum recently asked readers for their ideas on how to answer six questions they identified that they proclaim "we must address to make Globalization 4.0 work for all." Suggestions can be sent in the form of short videos under a minute. Such shortness is not my strongest trait, but I wanted to … Continue reading Answers to World Economic Forum’s 6 Key Questions on “Globalization 4.0”

Three Cheers For Retreating U.S. Military From Syria; Now Do the Same with Afghanistan and Yemen Wars

Image source: Pixabay "It's time for our troops to come home," Trump asserted on Wednesday, announcing that the United States is finally retreating their 2,000 troops from Syria after four years of military involvement in the Syrian Civil War (started by the Obama administration without Congressional approval as the bill never even reached a floor … Continue reading Three Cheers For Retreating U.S. Military From Syria; Now Do the Same with Afghanistan and Yemen Wars

The Real Differences Between the Private and Public Sector

While contemplating issues academically and analytically, one can easily get lost in the abstractions of statistical numbers and jargon and end up with a misleading or incomplete understanding of the subject. In the field of economics, for instance, one can get a different perception when abstract terms like "the economy" or "the market" are used … Continue reading The Real Differences Between the Private and Public Sector

Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One

I wrote an article last month entitled "What the History of Somalia Can Actually Tell Us About the Practicability of an Anarchist Society" to address the common argument of people pointing to Somalia as "proof" that a stateless society doesn't work, and that those who favor a stateless society should move there to see how … Continue reading Life Expectancy Grew Almost Twice as Fast in Somalia’s Stateless Period as Its Historical Record With One