Is there such a thing as evil? I play a clip from Episode 98 of the Jocko Podcast and a clip from Russell Brand’s conversation with Sam Harris on the “Under Your Skin” podcast to frame this. The first clip is horrifying and shocking, but important to hear. Continue reading
Today, Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire tweeted this nonsense that libertarians are somehow opposed to caring about virtue… that we have nothing to say about anything except when it comes to violence. Wrong. We just know that truly being a virtuous person is something that must be by its very nature consciously chosen, otherwise it’s not actually virtue. Continue reading
A discussion of employing rational, objective, and honest thinking that revolves around the controversy of Logan Paul (Yes, I know I’m late to the party).
I, unlike the angry mobs on the internet, will not assume the moral high ground when it comes to the Logan Paul controversy. “But John,” some might say, “he showed a dead body, made a joke of suicide, and profited off death.” I think this response, which was the norm on Twitter for a week or so, is dramatic, let alone inaccurate if you objectively watch the never-monetized vlog without a pitchfork. Continue reading
A messy and sloppy introduction into my new personal audio project: LibertyBias ThoughtCast. It will be nothing more than me thinking aloud, which I hope will eventually be challenging, provoking, and fun. Today, however, is just a quick explanation of what this site “Liberty Bias” is, why the name, why I stopped writing blog posts, and my aspirations for this project. Continue reading
A few weeks ago at my university, I attended a talk given by Robert Lawson of Southern Methodist University. He holds the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and is director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. This talk, titled “Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations”, was part of The Entrepreneurs and Economics Speaker Series presented by The John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. He shared the plain truth: capitalism saves and improves lives. Continue reading
America is a nation unprecedented in its moral structure. Peoples from all over the world are here living and thriving together. Despite the disgusting demonstration of anti-American ideas from Nazi’s, white nationalists, violent communists, and others, the sky is not falling, and the fabric of our nation is not being pulled apart. So long as our founding principles of free speech, individualism, truth, and liberty are actively promoted, this nation will pull through. That gives those of us who believe in those principles quite the call to action. Right now, a small minority of the population is displaying their racism and violent grabs at power. The media is eating this up and it’s skewing our perception. Continue reading
We hear it almost every day. Healthcare is a right. Access to food is a right. Access to water, shelter, and clothing are all rights. What’s wrong with these assertions is not only that they are false, but also that they create justification for slave labor. That probably sounds dramatic to many people, and frankly, maybe it is, but I’ll take you step by step through why it is wrong for healthcare, food, water, shelter, clothing, and any other item/service to be deemed a “right.” This argument is chiefly about language and philosophy, but the practical significance should not be overlooked; it matters… a lot. Continue reading