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The Pursuit

of Happiness

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 28, 2018

The cornerstone of liberty; the thing that all our other rights are built on.

essays

Who Governs Whom, and How

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Setting the tone for the rest of his book, our author argues that complex societies require innumerable interlocking and overlapping local institutions.

Prototype

Toward an Uncensored Internet

by Sonya Mann on Jun 28, 2018

Sonya Mann examines the precarity of free speech in a platform ecosystem, and offers a decentralized alternative.

Excursions

On the Influence of Ideas

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 27, 2018

George Smith discusses the issue of whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for the beliefs of those followers who agree with him.

columns

Criticisms of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 26, 2018

Smith discusses the common argument that natural rights will lead inevitably to anarchism. 

The Pursuit

Incentives Matter

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 21, 2018

When law enforcement is allowed to keep the proceeds of forfeitures, they’re incentivized to be more creative and aggressive about seizing properties.

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Integration with Decentralization

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Surveying the history of states from the fall of Rome to modern Britain, Donisthorpe introduces his plea for “Integration with Decentralization.”

Excursions

Some Reflections on the History of Philosophy

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 20, 2018

George Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.

columns

Where Do Rights Come From?

by George H. Smith on Jun 15, 2018

Smith continues his brief discussion of how to justify natural rights.

essays

The Honor of Being Persecuted

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers April-June, 1841

Our author and his compatriots revel in their minority status, fighting The Good Fight, and suffering along the way.

The Pursuit

You Could Make Things Easy

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 14, 2018

How effective is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Does it actually dismantle crime? Is it a good tool?

Excursions

Ayn Rand and the History of Philosophy

featuring George H. Smith on May 24, 2018

George Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.