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Tag: Progressivism
  • Twelve Steps to Admitting Neoconservatism is Progressivism

    First off, my personal ideological testimony. Having always had a healthy distaste for authority, I hate to admit I started my political journey as a “rebellious” liberal.  That is, until I realized the logical concessions one must make in persisting as a statist.  For instance, one must, all at once, distrust the government searching the …

  • Get Progressives to Take You Seriously

    In the spirit of Shaun’s recent (hilarious) post on how not to run a recruitment table, here’s Steve Horwitz on how to be taken seriously by progressives: Stop treating Progressives as either evil or stupid….let’s work on the assumption that Progressives are, in Hayek’s words, guilty of nothing more than “intellectual error” about the way …

  • 7 Reasons Why Libertarians Are More “Progressive” than Social Liberals

    Socialists claim to be “more progressive” than conservatives. This may be true, but libertarians are far more progressive than both sides.  Libertarians value both economic and social freedoms, while the right only bothers with the former and the left with the latter.  Libertarianism promotes the virtures of self-sufficency, individual liberty, a peaceful and mature foreign …

  • Logic vs. Government

    My latest column at the Daily Caller analyzes the logical fallacies contained in base progressive thought, using Jon Stewart‘s recent critique of libertarians as a perfect example of an illogical progressive argument, and then applies this analysis to the recent healthcare bill. …An analysis of the history of government reveals that even government actions with good …

  • Progressivism originated in corporatism, not populism.

    Writing on the origins of the Federal Reserve, Murray Rothbard discussed the philosophy which helped produce it and which still dominates our political discourse today:  progressivism.  It’s not a commonly used word in modern politics, though it has of late become more popular as a self-descriptor on the left.  Nonetheless, progressivism is a philosophy of …