democracy

Democracy, the New Communism

“Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.” – Hans Hoppe Commonly in political circles, you will hear people praising the U.S.’s commitment to democracy and freedom. The problem is, the two values are incompatible,…

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Malthusian Myth Still Damages Our Economy

The idea that the world is overpopulated has always had a ring of eugenics and hypocrisy to me. If Malthusians believed their own rhetoric, as Walter Block notes, the problem would solve itself in Darwinian fashion: Even its advocates do not take it seriously. If one were seriously worried about overpopulation, the advocate of that…

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The Catholic Take on the Contraceptive Mandate

From the NY Daily News: Proponents of the recent Health and Human Services contraceptive coverage mandate often criticize Catholic teachings. Yet how many have truly considered the reasons behind our opposition to artificial birth control? Have they explored research linking contraceptive use to higher rates of divorce, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion? I’ve…

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But… but… but… We NEED Government!!!!

“It’s more moral!” they say. “It does what individuals can’t!” they say. “Without it, everyone would kill or exploit each other!” they say. It isn’t true, I say. Study: The Hobbesian narrative is hogwash, and though men live in sin day-to-day, they do not need guns pointed at them to act well toward each other.…

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