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Freedom of movement is a libertarian virtue

Published by on Jan 30, 2017

"Freedom of movement" is a libertarian virtue in any location which is not privately owned or where the owner does not opt to restrict movement. Moreover, just because libertarians advocate a fully privatized society, it does not necessarily follow that every square inch of ground will be privately owned nor that every property owner will choose to deny access to visitors and travelers. … Read this article

The Libertarian Argument for Refugee Resettlement

Published by on Nov 22, 2015

The subject of refugee resettlement has been a major point of contention lately, but the arguments offered by libertarians are particularly interesting in that they manage to arrive at entirely opposite conclusions despite ostensibly starting from the same fundamental principles. The basis of libertarianism is the non-aggression principle (or NAP.) This principle states that it is never morally acceptable to initiate force against another person. … Read this article

Donald Trump is an Authoritarian Narcissist

Published by on Oct 28, 2015

I dislike politicians on principle, but Donald Trump is particularly offensive to me. His arrogance and buffoonery are insulting, his racist remarks about Mexico, China, and the Middle East are revolting, and his policy positions are truly terrifying.

On the issue of free trade, he wants to further restrict and tax┬átrade with China, and he has criticized a trade agreement with South Korea which reduced tariffs. … Read this article

Refugees, Immigration, and Culture

Published by on Sep 13, 2015

Thanks to the bloviating of Donald Trump, the refugee crisis in Syria, and the fundamentally broken immigration system which is being perpetually mismanaged by the US government, immigration is once again a major talking point for pundits and commentators as well as for politicians and people in general. … Read this article

Forts or Prisons?

Published by on Oct 23, 2013

One point that might be worth making to the anti-immigration conservatives is that the difference between a border designed to keep people out and a border designed to keep people in is really not all that significant.

I have stated in the past that 'the only real difference between a fort and a prison is which side of the gate the locks are on.' I suspect the zeal for 'sealing the border' might be dampened if folks pondered this concept for a while. … Read this article