It’s not easy being a libertarian, especially in election years. Do you choose not to vote because you either reject your choices or even the entire principle of majoritarianism? Do you vote for the Libertarian Party even though that historically is nothing more than an ineffective way of sending a message? Or do you strategically […]
Continue reading Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: The Tweedledee and Tweedledum of Statism?
From the Spectator’s Coffee House Blog. There’s a lot going on the UK right now, much of it has to do with the Tories looking around trying to find something approaching a leader, while labor is having a fairly civil war on itself. That means that Nicola Sturgeon is making hay while the sun shines, pushing […]
Continue reading Brexit won’t hand victory to the SNP. A unionists’ breakdown just might.
While I dismiss conspiracy theories that presume there’s a plan in Washington to strip away our rights, I do think there’s a natural “public choice” explanation for ever-growing, ever-more powerful government. And that can lead to ever-expanding examples of abusive mistreatment of citizens. If you don’t believe me, just ask people like Andy Johnson, Anthony […]
Continue reading America’s Latest Epidemic: Bureaucrats with Guns
Considering what has happened to conservatism, and conservatives, politically, ideologically, culturally, even morally, in the past eleven months because of the rise of Donald Trump, it may come as a surprise to you that I wrote the bulk of this article five years ago in September, 2011 when another outsider was making a run for the presidency. His […]
Continue reading Can Grown-Ups Save Conservatism? A Preface
The United Kingdom is getting a lot of attention because voters just chose to leave the European Union. I think this was the smart choice. Yes, there will be some short-run economic volatility, but the long-run benefits should make it worthwhile. Sort of like chemotherapy being painful, but still being much better than the alternative […]
Continue reading The Productive People in France Need a Frexit
“Every successful analysis begins with a unified theory.” Some Americans credit Donald Trump for the success of Brexit, while others are saying Trump owes Brexit for bumping his campaign …
Continue reading After Brexit, Shoot All the Bureaucrats