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It is quite common to hear the term “transhumanism” thrown about in right-wing circles with limited attempt at definition. I have a background that involves familiarity with several transhumanists, and it is often one component of a larger philosophical or political agenda, and we should keep that in mind when talking about it. We also …

Technical Advancement and Philosophical Transhumanism Read More »

Moral relativism has led to the erosion of social and personal virtue. By establishing a system where the fundamental guiding star is not a universal code of ethics and morals, relativism preaches that the best course of action for an individual is not only practically individualized but ethically individualized. Now, I will not argue that …

Polylogism and its Moral Implications Read More »

Politicians have floated around the idea of a tax on unrealized capital gains for a long time. This is sometimes called a wealth tax, though it is important to note that there are other similar taxes that could also be called wealth taxes—and all of them share key detrimental effects. We will have to examine …

The Unique Evils of the Wealth Tax Read More »

As someone who owes a great intellectual debt to Murray Rothbard, I think it is important to consider a fundamental principle that drove his political action. The phrase “happy warrior” gets thrown around from time to time in politics. It refers to irrepressible, indefatigable figures who keep fighting even when odds seem rough and the …

We Happy Warriors Read More »

I am a former educator who has experience in public, charter, and private school systems. I oppose compulsory education. I oppose all public schools. I oppose charter schools, most—but not all—voucher systems and education saving accounts, and even state accreditation of schools. There are four central thrusts that I can break my reasoning into. First, …

Against State Education I: My Disillusionment in Education Read More »

A frequent complaint leveled against libertarians—and Austro-libertarian anarcho-capitalists in particular—is that our opposition to intellectual property rights is at odds with the creative functions of artists and innovators. I will refute this. I am also ignoring anecdotal and certain other elements. For instance, I engage in most of my creative efforts with little or no …

Intellectual Property and Creativity in Ancapistan Read More »

This is a slight deviation off-topic for me, since I normally use this space to write about politics and my opposition to SEL is not strictly political. Or, at least, it shouldn’t be, because I am formerly a professional educator who has seen it in action and had to deal with the messes it makes. …

Social-Emotional Learning for the Layperson Read More »

Because of a recent series of events on libertarian Twitter (this sentence starter is an ill auspice), it has become clear to me that there is some confusion about the role and mode of the UN. Since 2022 seems to be the year that I have died and been whisked down to the infernal depths …

The Libertarian Case Against the UN Read More »

The goal of the libertarian movement must be to excise the current ruling elite. It is useful shorthand to summarize the adversaries of freedom by lumping them into a group, and the more powerful the image the better. I like the term “kudzu class” as a shibboleth for our ruling elite. It has the appropriate …

Rooting Out the Kudzu Class Read More »

The practice of arming civilians en masse and seeing how things play out is a hallmark of the barbaric and decivilizing nature of democracy that we are currently watching play out in Ukraine.  Hoppe made this case to cite the comparative advantage of a monarchy over a democracy (though an anarchist society has the best …

The End of the Civilian Read More »