When We Are All Made Equal…

When We Are All Made Equal…

When it comes to cautionary dystopian tales, most of us know the biggies. Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm (the latter proffering up this blog’s name) are the gold standard. Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is another classic. More contemporary writers...
Policing Incentives Matter

Policing Incentives Matter

That incentives matter is a core kernel of debate between libertarians and Lefties (ok, and everyone else). They matter in police reform, and they explain why politicians have an incentive to maintain the status quo on the chronic problems they are elected to address....
Special Revelation and Social Justice

Special Revelation and Social Justice

On my current reading list is a series of essays by libertarian writer George H. Smith on freethought and liberty. The ninth such essay discusses Deism, a form of religious belief that rests on a view of God as a non-interventionist “clockmaker.” One of...
An Honest Officer “Speaks”

An Honest Officer “Speaks”

A police officer friend of mine (then a paramedic, now NYPD) and I used to debate policing inside and out during our shifts together as a paramedic team. He was a law school graduate and an intellectually honest adversary. At the risk of treating him as a...