Kuznicki draws a parallel between the “God of the Gaps” fallacy and how some people justify the state.
What did Popper actually believe about speech and tolerance in a liberal, pluralistic society?
Modern authoritarian states excel at keeping up democratic appearances, while keeping the real sources of their power inscrutable and so safe from public scrutiny.
How should libertarians face democracy, when democracy rejects libertarianism?
Worrying about labels is unproductive so long as those labels facilitate clear thinking.
Kuznicki explores the implications of libertarian radicalism being based on epistemic humility.
It’s reasonable to reach radical conclusions.
Private property regimes incentivize good behavior—but some actors try to reap the benefits of the system without following the rules themselves.
To understand the Presidential election, look back to Burke and Rousseau.
Ancient liberty is declining. And some are hoping that you won’t notice.
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.
Distinguishing two kinds of government arbitrariness, each illustrated by a parable.
Libertarianism frequently exalts the individual, but markets operate by orchestrating collective efforts to realize gains only possible through cooperation.
Adam Smith claimed humans have an inborn desire to “truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another.” That’s not true.
Can we ground a libertarian political philosophy in existentialist moral anti-realism?
Markets bring us goods and services for less than we’d be willing to pay if we had to—in the case of the Internet and related products, a lot less.
People have been predicting calamities for countless generations, but the sky stubbornly refuses to fall. Reject the politics of doom.
In his review of “On Inequality,” Kuznicki argues that Frankfurt’s short book repudiates some foundational ideas in economics and is the worse for it.