Who are these “Experts”?

What an ordeal this has been! Our invisible enemy, COVID-19 has come to wreak havoc on our people and we are doing everything we can to prevent it from destroying what we know as civilization. This, not unlike climate change, is the great existential threat that we must all face. And apparently we must all … Continue reading Who are these “Experts”?

Promulgation of Libertarian Law

In his Treatise on Law, St. Thomas Aquinas is faced with the problem of the promulgation of the natural law. Aquinas writes, "It would seem that promulgation is not essential to a law. For the natural law above all has the character of law. But the natural law needs no promulgation. Therefore it is not … Continue reading Promulgation of Libertarian Law

We Still Want Tax Cuts, Even if They Aren’t Accompanied by Spending Cuts

President Trump announced this week that he plans on suspending payroll taxes until 2021. To me, it seems clear that libertarians should be thrilled to hear that there is a possibility for $950 billion reduction in taxes paid in 2020. However, within libertarian circles, there appears to be a disdain for tax cuts that are … Continue reading We Still Want Tax Cuts, Even if They Aren’t Accompanied by Spending Cuts

Why You Should Be an Anarchist; Capitalist or Not

  This fall, the world was treated to an excellent lecture from Hans-Hermann Hoppe from Moscow titled "So to Speak". Other than the floating logo that stood about 10 feet in the air for the duration of the lecture, the event was excellent. Hoppe was given proper respect as the master social philosopher that he … Continue reading Why You Should Be an Anarchist; Capitalist or Not

Why Sufficientarianism is Even Less Defensible than Egalitarianism

I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be told by a Rawlsian scholar at my school about the theory of sufficientarianism. Sufficientarians, unlike their egalitarian counterparts are not concerned with the equality of material wealth, but are rather concerned with whether everyone has "enough". As we will see from a later section of this … Continue reading Why Sufficientarianism is Even Less Defensible than Egalitarianism

An Open Letter to Dave Jaworsky: Save My City, Say No to Rent Control

Dear Mr. Jaworsky, I have been privileged to share our beautiful city with you for the last four years, starting when I moved here for school from Cambridge. Waterloo is my home, it is my city, and I want to see it flourish as much any other Waterloo resident. The people here, today, are here … Continue reading An Open Letter to Dave Jaworsky: Save My City, Say No to Rent Control

8 Questions Libertarian Title Theory Should Aim to Answer

My interest in the legal debate surrounding the legitimacy of fractional reserve banking has lead me to a deeper interest in title theory in general. As a young, hopeful philosopher, I hope that I am one day able to contribute meaningfully to these discussions. While I have inclinations about the correct answer to all of … Continue reading 8 Questions Libertarian Title Theory Should Aim to Answer

Finnis’ Criticism of Nozick’s Theory of Distributive Justice: Can Libertarians Praise Charity?

In my first ever blog post I thought it would be a good idea to criticize one of my academic heroes, Robert Murphy. I looked a little foolish and probably stepped too far out of my expertise. Well I'm back to analysis of my heroes and this time I'm trying to defend Robert Nozick from … Continue reading Finnis’ Criticism of Nozick’s Theory of Distributive Justice: Can Libertarians Praise Charity?