Don't Leave Me Alone. Steven Horwitz, The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty (2011-04-20).
One sentiment commonly expressed by libertarians is the desire to just be "left alone." This is often meant politically: "If people would just leave each other alone, the world would be a much better place," or "I just want to be left alone to do what I want." And in…(Linked Wednesday 2011-05-11.)
INTERESTING QUESTION. Robert Paul Wolff, The Philosopher's Stone (2011-04-18).
Marinus sent me a long, very interesting email message, criticizing my dismissive attitude toward the Prisoner’s Dilemma in Part Five of my tutorial on Formal Methods in Political Philosophy. I am turning that over in my mind, and will reply in a bit. But out of curiosity, I Google’d him,…(Linked Wednesday 2011-05-11.)
Do the Nannies Get Nannies? cherylcline, der Blaustrumpf (2011-05-11).
As incomprehensible as it is to shun both the Democratic and Republican parties, apparently it borders on incoherence to find fault with both pro- and anti-natalist arguments, or so it seems. This month Cato Unbound has a pretty good feature on the politics of family size–see in particular Matthew Connelly's…(Linked Thursday 2011-05-12.)
The Opposite of a Nut-Punch. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2011-05-13).
Well, not the complete opposite — the NYPD comes off looking pretty bad. Still, this is the feel-good crime story of the week.(Linked Friday 2011-05-13.)
Last Time In the City. firstname.lastname@example.org (Τζούλια Ρήμ@@cf;20ac;ερ Πι@@cf;201e;), Propaganda Lalaland (2011-05-07).
Saturday was probably my last time at Red Emma’s in a long while. I thought I’d go down there since I’m leaving Maryland on Friday morning and may not be back again until January of next year (assuming my study abroad plans will work out). I remember the last time…(Linked Friday 2011-05-13.)