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The Problem With Libertarian Women is Not Libertarian Men - The Daily Beast
What libertarian guys are not, in my experience, is selfish cads. Full disclosure: I am biased.  Some of my best friends are libertarian men, and I even married one.  Nonetheless, I'd like to issue a memo to pundits: the personal is not political.  Even if we accept the absurd notion that it is the blackest sort of selfishness to oppose taxing away someone else's money in order to give it to a third party, that belief wouldn't tell you anything about their personal behavior.  Some of the greatest humanitarians in history have been some of the worst husbands, friends, and fathers.
sidebar  mcardle  culture  marriage  libertarians 
january 2013 by HispanicPundit
The Limits of Context: A Critique of Bernstein's Case for Discrimination Law, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"As my co-blogger David Henderson points out, "The fact of the matter is that this country moved from segregation required by law to segregation forbidden by law without trying freedom of association for a millisecond." Bernstein tries to defend this sudden switch by pointing to historical context. But the real lesson of history is that when we tried freedom of association, it worked. There may be cases where you've got to restrict liberty to protect liberty, but this wasn't one of them."
civil-rights  RandPaul  history  libertarians  CATO  henderson  caplan  sidebar 
december 2010 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Why Did So Many Libertarians Support the War?, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"To repeat, the question is not whether the war was actually a good idea, but why so many libertarians supported it."
libertarianism  libertarians  wars  caplan 
november 2007 by HispanicPundit
The Volokh Conspiracy - An Ayn Rand First:(?):
"Also, discussions of Rand typically focus on her political and moral philosophy, but, as the Times article suggests, she inspired a lot of people, of all political, religious, and social views, to raise their aspirations and expectations of themselves".
Rand  libertarians 
september 2007 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Ayn Rand, Wise Philosopher Despite Some Bad Arguments, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"Even an extremely likable stranger would be out of line to demand your help, and most of your fellow men fall well below that threshold. Furthermore, harping on the creepy duty to love everyone makes it easier to forget our primary duty to our fellow men
Rand  libertarians 
september 2007 by HispanicPundit
EconLog, Ayn Rand, the Russian-American Victor Hugo, Bryan Caplan: Library of Economics and Liberty
"But I suspect that the main reason many thinkers I respect don't enjoy Rand's fiction is that - even though they like one or both of the genres she exemplifies - they can't bring themselves to judge her by the standards of those genres. If they did, the
Rand  libertarians 
september 2007 by HispanicPundit
tomgpalmer.com: Globalization Debate
Palmer debates Francisco Louçã, a leader of the Portuguese Left Bloc, on globalization. Do I even need to tell you which side won? Watch the debate to see the indefensibleness of those who argue against globalization.
free-trade  debates  economics  libertarians 
july 2006 by HispanicPundit
blackprof.com - The Libertarian Case For The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
"Such libertarians act as if there was no conflict before Civil Rights Act of 1964. Did the "racial strife" & "racial balkanization" (Rep. Paul's words) caused by denial of freedom under Jim Crow mean nothing? What about blacks' individual freedom? Those
federalism  civil-rights  blacks  libertarians 
january 2006 by HispanicPundit

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