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”?
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
People who are excited by posthumous fame forget that the people who remember them will soon die too - Marcus Aurelius It is a tragedy that they will die not knowing what we know They will die believing that it was predestined But we know it is not so We know the truth We know … Continue reading Notes On Liberty Before the End
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
This article was originally meant for publication in Wilfrid Laurier University's Newspaper, The Cord in 2019. It was rejected due to its length. I am publishing it here for the first time. In 2019 an opinion piece by Eliza Moratz was published by The Cord titled, “What to do when you’re worth billions of dollars”. … Continue reading The Benefits of Being an Employee
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
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
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
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
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?