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Immigration: the philosophical case


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To put it bluntly: there is no libertarian philosophical case for open borders.
To put it in a different way, libertarians must choose between property rights and open borders.
We cannot have it both ways. Read more of this post

Immigration – Race, Culture, Ideology & Identity


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I’ve been called a racist twice in the past few months. What makes these accusations truly fascinating is that I never talk about race, especially not in the two posts that prompted the name-callings.

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Our Liberty


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The News

(The dynamics of Political change)

In the April 18th issue of the Economist, there is an article about Putin’s Russia and another about Hungary and its governing Party, FIDESZ.

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Your liberty


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While I may be quite clear on my own stand about liberty, I can get a little confused when I see others making claims about theirs.

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My liberty


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What kind of libertarian am I?

The last time I stopped with the effort of putting a label on my stance was when I discovered how many labels there are and that the one I picked (social libertarian) is the one Noam Chomsky uses to describe his. I stopped in horror and decided that the issue needs more deliberation. Read more of this post

Less democracy


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Now, that I told you that more democracy would make the world worse off and no democracy is not a good idea, you must wonder: what is the answer?
I will try to make the point that the answer is less democracy which, on the other hand, we cannot have without a wide reaching democratic consensus.  Read more of this post

More on the CPP and its saviours


I can’t walk away from this subject. Let me give it a few more thoughts.

I have to admit to my complacency about the subject. Before I received the flyer from Peggy Nash, I did not pay much attention to the CPP. Read more of this post

An open letter to Stefan Molyneux


Dear Stefan,

I started listening to your podcasts when you were at about two hundred something.
I downloaded about a hundred, listened to about 40-50.

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Ideology and pragmatism #2 – Liberty


I started listening to Stefan Molyneux when he was still making his podcasts while driving to work. He was at around #400 and I started diligently with the first. I never caught up, I stopped listening when I realized that he is hopelessly and irredeemably ideological.
His presentations were a little too verbose but fair representations of libertarian principles as they relate to various subjects. Still, I consider his work the best example of the problems of ideological libertarianism today.
He is, of course, not alone, he is standing on the shoulders of the likes of Rothbard, but Stefan represents best what I would call populist ideological libertarianism.

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The poverty of liberty


Although Libertarianism as a political ideology have more serious challenges than this one, the following exchange of comments perfectly illustrates the one I consider the most wide-spread, something that I would call “the complacency of righteousness.”

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