Archive for April, 2011

End-of-the-month links

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Amazon.com's cancellation of its plans to open a South Carolina distribution center and high-tailing it out of town because the state legislature voted against giving the company a tax exemption are interesting from a libertarian perspective for a couple reasons. First, from a principled anti-tax standpoint, this is one of ...

Liberty is founded in equality

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I was pleased to find out Charles Johnson's essay Liberty, Equality, Solidarity: Toward a Dialectical Anarchism is available online and not just in the very expensive book it was written for, Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? This essay is such a tour de force that quoting ...

40 things Bryan Caplan has learned

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Bryan Caplan wrote a great post for his 40th birthday: 40 Things I Learned in My First 40 Years. Not only is it full of good philosophy and rules of thumb, it has tons of links, none of which I am going to a href for you. In no particular order: Economics 1. ...

Hierarchy, authority, authoritarianism, left-libertarianism

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

I liked Kinsella's blag post Hierarchy, Authority, Authoritarianism, Left-Libertarianism and, especially, the comments therein. Reprinting his responses to a Facebook thread, Kinsella said: This use of “hierarchy” and “command” to cover both coercive (the state) and voluntary, non-coercive institutions (church, family, corporation) is equivocation. We libertarians do not oppose hierarchy or ...