Abortion is fine and dandy because a foetus is only a collection of cells and tissues; opposition to abortion can be blamed on the holding of some or other embarrassing, outmoded, religious belief.
But what is a man if he is not only a collection of cells and tissues – unless God breathes a soul into him at birth?
And if a man is only…
I have a new post up on “free speech” at Libertarian Home: Buy a dog!
In this paper from 2014, David Hart discusses Anthony de Jasay’s articles for Econlib.org and their relation to Bastiat’s work.
Continue reading David M Hart on Bastiat and Jasay
A list of the books “every student should read before leaving school” has been published by the Times Educational Supplement. The list was compiled by teachers. Top of the list is “1984”, a book about what happens when government is too small.
The other day the hashtag “I’m hard Left” trended on Twitter, and, as you might expect, it attracted some rather ironic, and amusing, responses. One of the sincere tweets (I don’t recall the author) went something like this: “I’m hard left because I dare to demand fairness and equality for everyone in one of the richest countries in the world”. To “dare” to “demand” this, with the full knowledge of all that this “demand” demands – bravery like this is sadly all too rare these days, is it not?
Continue reading In the pursuit of happiness