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The State of the Gaps

by Jason Kuznicki on May 10, 2018

Kuznicki draws a parallel between the “God of the Gaps” fallacy and how some people justify the state.

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On the Paradox of Tolerance

by Jason Kuznicki on Aug 17, 2017

What did Popper actually believe about speech and tolerance in a liberal, pluralistic society?

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Authoritarianism Gets Smart

by Jason Kuznicki on Feb 23, 2017

Modern authoritarian states excel at keeping up democratic appearances, while keeping the real sources of their power inscrutable and so safe from public scrutiny.

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The Epistemic Limits of Radicalism

by Jason Kuznicki on May 9, 2016

Kuznicki explores the implications of libertarian radicalism being based on epistemic humility.

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The State and Market Discipline

by Jason Kuznicki on Apr 5, 2016

Private property regimes incentivize good behavior—but some actors try to reap the benefits of the system without following the rules themselves.

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The Jacobins of the Right

by Jason Kuznicki on Mar 15, 2016

To understand the Presidential election, look back to Burke and Rousseau.

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Socialism and the Democratic Party

by Jason Kuznicki on Jan 25, 2016

From the days of Wilson to Clinton today, the Democrats have been the party of the tyranny of the majority and limitless “planning” of others’ lives.

 

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The Nine Billion Names of Galt

by Jason Kuznicki on Dec 29, 2015

Libertarianism frequently exalts the individual, but markets operate by orchestrating collective efforts to realize gains only possible through cooperation.

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Down with Truck, Barter, and Exchange!

by Jason Kuznicki on Dec 7, 2015

Adam Smith claimed humans have an inborn desire to “truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another.” That’s not true.

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Against the Doomsayers

by Jason Kuznicki on Oct 26, 2015

People have been predicting calamities for countless generations, but the sky stubbornly refuses to fall. Reject the politics of doom.