Couple of totally random political philosophy thoughts

So I wrote a post awhile back where I said that libertarians, conservatives, and the free market movement in general should be supportive of a universal basic income, probably via some sort of negative income tax. One of the reasons I was supportive of it was because that we can’t really take advantage of our [...]

“Wayne Kerr” on Anarcho-Capitalism

A very intelligent man, who wishes to go by the name “Wayne Kerr,” has this wonderful comment on anarcho-capitalism: “Anarchism is the center-right equivalent to academic Marxism. A farcically impractical political agenda that would almost certainly lead to mass suffering, perpetuated by moralizing armchair philosophers and overzealous students. In the end it only detracts from [...]

OTB Comment: Really Only One Way to Save the #GOP

Here’s a comment I wrote for James Joyner’s post on David Brooks’ proposal for a “Republican-lite” party. It’s so long I thought it might be worth it’s own little post: Look, there’s really only one way to save the Republican Party, and that’s to become more libertarian. Dropkick the social conservatism out the door. You [...]

How you know politics is beyond stupid

From some random reading on Wikipedia: 2009 – Dale Swenson, Kansas State Representative from Wichita switched January 12, 2009 moments after being sworn into office as Republican for eighth term [48] In 2010, Swenson’s Democratic opponent in 2008, Leslie Osterman, switched to Republican and defeated Swenson.[49]   That’s right. Candidate A switches from Republican to [...]

Welcome to the Future, Part 2

Welcome to the Future. Again. Earlier, I wrote about how technology was advancing, and because of that advance, we were well and truly in the future. Now, I want to write about something much more pedantic: Now that we’re in the year 2013, we are officially in the future. I know it sounds really silly, [...]

Comment on BHL Blog: Science, Religion, and the Great Stagnation

Seems to be the comment system over at BHL is eating up my comments. Ah well. Here is what I’ve been trying to say on this post: Original comment got eaten. Aaargghhh…. 1 – I’m not sure if science and theistic religion are really all that compatible. Theism, in all its myriad ways, purports that [...]

What We Should Do With Relatives

We should be able to divorce relatives.We can call it “unrelated”.”Him? No, he’s not my uncle anymore. We got unrelated two years ago.” — Aristotles (@AristotlesNZ) December 18, 2012

Best #spam ever

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