Category Archives: Philosophy

Failure In Music And Pictures

My examination of ‘failure’ continues over at Rooted In Prosperity. I’d say this is less an examination, and more of a series of impressions; how failure manifests positive results. I’ve spent a lot of time here thinking about failure, and … Continue reading

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Chuck Klosterman’s 23 Questions – Part I

Chuck Klosterman is the author of numerous books and essays on pop culture. In his bestselling Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; A Low Culture Manifesto, he had an interlude piece titled “23 Questions I Ask Everybody I Meet In Order … Continue reading

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Hayek, ‘Knowledge’, And Radical Ignorance

This is the second in a series of posts I’m writing for the blog Rooted In Prosperity, which studies the way we apply the principles of free and prosperous societies to organizations, in the effort to make our workplaces more … Continue reading

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Libya, Bombs, and The President

Last night an intern was cynically describing the ways of the world. “Democrats never think it’s time to cut spending,” he said dismissively. Ah, the young libertarian who knows the deep insights into human nature, the cosmos, and the cold analytic … Continue reading

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Harvard’s Jeff Miron Explains Libertarianism In 2 Minutes

What, you don’t have two minutes to watch a video? Not even one with renowned Hahhhvahhhd economist Jeffery Miron? Well excuse us; your life must be a technicolor orgy of joy, achievement, and glory. We salute you, Mr. Busy Bottomington.

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Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Luck

This post (minus accompanying artwork) originally appeared over at Rooted In Prosperity, the blog about all things MBM. It’s the first in a series of weekly posts, where I’ll explore the more philosophical aspects of libertarianism, and how we might apply those lessons … Continue reading

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People Are Dying, And We’re Talking About Link Shorteners?

Even with its callous ability to compartmentalize joy and tragedy, our self-centered human nature doesn’t tell the whole story. Continue reading

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Creativity Is More Than Just Invention or; Everything Is A Remix

When I try to explain liberty to people, I often talk about opportunity, creativity, and innovation. But I don’t really intend to invoke Einstein, or the solitary genius toiling in the basement. Instead, I’m trying to encompass the idea of a … Continue reading

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Cool Video: Language As A Window Into Human Nature

Steven Pinker gets the RSA Animate treatment, and Harry Met Sally gets a reference.

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More On Patton and Nozick: Geekery and Entitlement

Thinking about my long and rambling dissection of Patton Oswalt’s dismal view of modern geek culture, one more point occurred to me. Patton might not sense an entitlement betrayed, as I suggested by quoting Nozick: “Unsuccessful businessmen and workers do … Continue reading

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