Irresponsibility Is the New Responsibility

Or at least, that is acceptable logic now for the youth, who want to be “responsible” by using birth control, but don’t want to be responsible enough to pay for it:Of course responsibility today doesn’t mean waiting to have sex until you have the means to support children (as if self-control is far too much…

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In Pursuit of Virtue – 03/14/11 Edition

Intellectual property law took a giant leap last week, when a man was arrested for simply linking to pirated copyrighted material. Technology has evolved so quickly that intellectual property law is having a helluva time trying to catch up. Since at law the owner of intellectual property is the protector of the property, stemming the…

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My Least Favorite Thing to Do…

is making predictions. I can make judgments about the past or the way things are now, but the future is beyond all of us. When it comes to economics, that is doubly true, for men that spend their entire careers in the discipline did not see the housing bubble coming (The Austrian School did though…).…

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Egalitarianism as Revolt Against Nature…

is the title of a long essay by Murray Rothbard that I found particularly counter-culture and yet fascinating. In it, Rothbard exposes the fallacy inherent in the thought that everyone is equal or should be treated so by law, especially where there is no evidence of such but a disparate impact on the target group.…

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