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Tag: Morality
  • Seeing Markets as Moral

    I recently entered AEI’s 2012 video contest (and won!) with the objective of claiming the moral high ground for free enterprise. The problem with “capitalism” is that it’s often perceived as mean, unfair, immoral, etc. As a marketer, I see perception as 99% of reality. If someone perceives something as real, it is real to them. …

  • Study Finds Libertarians More “Cerebral” Than Liberals or Conservatives

    This post comes from an email exchange with a friend asking my response to a University of Southern California psychological study on libertarians. It’s fascinating and for readers more academically inclined, I suggest you check it out. From the abstract: Compared to self-identified liberals and conservatives, libertarians showed 1) stronger endorsement of individual liberty as …

  • What Sanctity of Marriage?

    Participating in the gay marriage debate was one of the major factors which led me away from the left vs. right fight and toward liberty. After so much debating and trying to prove my argument in defense of marriage being between a man and woman, I finally started to take in what my opponents were …

  • Re: Capitalism Without Guilt

    Mikayla, I think libertarians justifiably have many disagreements with Ayn Rand. (her famous denunciation of us as “ippes of de racht”) was particularly short-sighted) However, her principled argument that — despite the common cry of American humanities professors — socialism wasn’t “too good for people” but rather, people were “too good for socialism” is the sort of …

  • Morality dictated by government will change with every election

    Ron Paul’s speech explaining a new bill he has introduced to remove federal funding for abortion at home and abroad is posted on LewRockwell.com today.  Perhaps the best part of it is his discussion of morality dictated by government, which is always a bad idea: Free people should be left alone to follow their conscience …