Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? The whole thing, not just the second paragraph? It’s not long – 1334 words. Should take you 5 minutes or so. 5 minutes wee spent, on the 244th anniversary of its ratification. Feel free to...
Always OPM

Always OPM

Were I tasked with offering one lesson about politics, whether it be to a group of wide-eyed high school sophomores, an over-educated class of grad students, or a conglomerated mass of voters from all over the political spectrum, it would be this: It’s always...
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...