Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Brexit, free trade, and Enlightenment principles

Monday, August 1st, 2016

NEOLIBERALISM, LIBERTARIANISM, AND FREE TRADE As I read about the rationales given for each side in the recent "Brexit" decision as well as their respective complaints and predictions about the UK's present and future situation, one thing strikes me as particularly funny above all: All the economic and social objections to ...

Elizabeth Nolan Brown’s column on “cultural libertarianism”

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

I was bummed that I missed this tweet by Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown, because I would have responded to it. Blogging about what is meant by "cultural libertarianism." Thoughts?— ElizabethNolanBrown (@ENBrown) April 19, 2016 Here is the column that resulted. It's a good, short read. I was surprised at the negativity, even ...

“Rights activists”

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Those of us who defend and extol the free market (and even dare to call it "capitalism" sometimes) know all too well how derisive and disdainful the left can be toward the term "free market" and all that it entails. If we ever invoke the "free market" as a proposal ...