Tag: paternalism
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 92
Jonathan Cook discusses Israel’s endless misery for Gaza. Curtis Bell discusses parallels between U.S. and Israeli racism. Sheldon Richman discusses no compensation to Israel for the Iran deal. Richard M. Ebeling discusses freedom of migration. Lucy Steigerwald discusses America’s limited space for Iran stories. George H. Smith discusses Spinoza’s thought from a critical perspective. Helen…
Obama’s Gun Control Ableism
President Obama’s recent gun control efforts exemplify the ableism and general discrimination inherent in progressive paternalism. In his latest attempt at gun control, Obama seeks to bar individuals who collect Social Security benefits and whose resources are overseen by “representative payees” due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetence, condition, or disease” from owning or…
Even Cops Should Have the Right to Make an Honest Living
The attacks on sex workers by paternalistic politicians and their armed enforcers at the local, state, and federal levels grow worse by the year. As of 2008, only two states — Nevada and Rhode Island — allowed individuals to buy and sell sex. In 2009, Rhode Island closed its legal loophole which allowed for paid…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Sex Work and the Police State
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Students For Liberty’s New Orleans Regional Conference. It was a delightful event, featuring a talk by C4SS’s own Roderick Long along with many other radical, principled, and insightful speakers. One of the most interesting presentations was by Maggie McNeill, a retired sex worker who blogs at The…
Una Madre Contro una Balia Oltraggiosa
Cosa faresti se tua figlia avesse un male incurabile? Una figlia destinata a passare il resto della sua vita tra crisi frequenti, che non possono essere alleviate da nessuna delle medicine disponibili nel tuo paese? O, peggio, le medicine esistono e si possono comprare all’estero, ma il tuo paese ti proibisce di farlo e ti…
A Mother vs. an Abusive Nanny
What would you do if your daughter had an incurable disease? A daughter destined to spend the rest of her life having frequent seizures, uncontrollable by any medicine available in your country? Or, worse: whose only medicine could be acquired abroad, but your country forbids it and labels you a criminal if you do that?…
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