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Stories vs. Numbers

by Helen Dale on Dec 26, 2014

Dale argues that wonkish modern politics fails to interest people because political debate isn’t easily turned into narrative.

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Hayek and the Hard Case

by Helen Dale on Mar 19, 2015

Dale argues we need a Hayekian social safety net to prevent infanticide.

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Magnanimous in Victory, Gracious in Defeat

by Helen Dale on Jun 2, 2015

Violence isn’t a proper response to losing an election, and using the law to coerce one’s political enemies isn’t a proper response to winning one.

 

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LITERALLY HITLER

by Helen Dale on May 18, 2017

Nazi comparisons serve the rhetorical purpose of designating one’s political opponents as acceptable targets for extreme, even violent, actions.

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Science vs. Politics: Hume’s Guillotine

by Helen Dale on Mar 22, 2018

Setting up her discussion of Snowdon’s Killjoys and Leyonhjelm’s Freedom’s Salesman, Dale invokes Hume’s principle that one cannot derive an “ought” from an “is.”