Quelling Quackery

Quelling Quackery

Critics of libertarianism often resort to absolutist arguments, such as “without government regulations and oversight, people will die because crooks, quacks, and charlatans will be free to kill them.” I usually dismiss these protestations as a variant of...
A Place For My Trouble

A Place For My Trouble

Every morning I wake up, holding my breath while I turn on my phone to see the latest news. I think to myself, ‘It can’t be worse than yesterday.’ But when the news loads, I think, ‘Ohhhhh, yes, it is worse.’ Thus spake Barbra Streisand,...
Manners Make The Peace

Manners Make The Peace

What are manners? Manners are the things that we agree to do, but we are not forced to do. This is the heart of the mask argument: if people don’t do it because it’s “just the right thing,” it’s not really possible to make them do it from...
COVID Cojones

COVID Cojones

There are times, in my blogging, that I am surprised by the degree of response to a particular topic. One such surprise was, and continues to be, the polarization around the wearing of masks in public places to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the advocacy...