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?

Quora: “Why isn’t it simply ‘right’ to tax the rich (especially those who inherited their wealth) to support the poor and middle class?”

My answer: To answer I'll put your question in another perspective. Say you have $20 and I have $10. Why isn't it simply “right” for me to steal $5 from you, so we're even? Your question ignores the fluctuations in the economy. Classes aren't fixed, at least not in a Capitalist system. The “1%” or … Continue reading Quora: “Why isn’t it simply ‘right’ to tax the rich (especially those who inherited their wealth) to support the poor and middle class?”