Tag: rights
Virtual Molinari Society Panel on Rights: The Reboot
This coming Monday, April 5th, the Molinari Society will be holding its mostly-annual Pacific Symposium in conjunction with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association (5-10 April) via Zoom. This panel has some overlap, both in personnel and in content, with the one we did in January for the Eastern APA, but it’s not identical. Only those who…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Shikha Dalmia on Immigration and Populism
In this episode of Mutual Exchange Radio, host Zachary Woodman interviews libertarian commentator Shikha Dalmia. Shikha is a former policy analyst for the Reason Foundation and has contributed to publications including Bloomberg View, the Washington Examiner,  Reason magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. In this interview, we discuss two timely issues in American politics: immigration and populism. Starting with a philosophical discussion of what our…
Virtual Molinari Society Panel on Rights
The Molinari Society will be holding its mostly-annual Eastern Symposium in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association via Zoom (7-9 and 14-16 January). Only those who cough up the hefty registration fee will be able to access the session, so no chance of free-riding this time around (the APA’s decision, definitely not ours; the…
Contra os Libertários Que Desejam Capturar o Estado Para Diminuí-lo
Alex Aragona. Título original: Against Libertarians Who Want to Shrink the State by Capturing It, 28 de outubro 2020. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. Existe um sentimento, entre muitos autointitulados libertários, com o qual eu simpatizo até certo ponto, mas que vejo como errôneo e, no final das contas, contraproducente. Ele é mais ou menos assim:…
Against Libertarians Who Want to Shrink the State by Capturing It
There is a sentiment among many self-described libertarians that I sympathize with to some degree, but ultimately view as misguided and completely unfavorable. It goes something like this: If we are to have a state, the lesser evil solution is to have only certain groups of people vote.   Net taxpayers are a popular go-to example….
Права, привилегии и власть
О чем мы говорим, когда обсуждаем концепцию прав? Существует философская концепция, идея о том, что все люди обладают определенными неотъемлемыми правах, просто вследствие того, что они являются людьми. Это понятие относится к правам человека, как они обычно понимаются. Есть же еще и понимание прав связанное с законами, которые гарантируют их существование или, более конкретно, национальным…
Diritti, Privilegi e Potere
Di Aaron Koek. Originale pubblicato il 16 ottobre 2019 con il titolo Rights, Privilege, and Power. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Di cosa parliamo quando parliamo del concetto di diritto? C’è il concetto filosofico, l’idea che tutti gli esseri umani abbiano certi inalienabili diritti semplicemente in quanto esseri umani. È un concetto che si riferisce ai…
Rights, Privilege, and Power
What do we speak of when we discuss the concept of rights? There exists the philosophical concept, the notion that all human beings are embodied with certain inalienable rights, simply by consequence of their being human. This notion refers to human rights as they are commonly understood. Then there exists the legalistic understanding, that of…
How Many Rights?
So, libertarians, how many rights do people have? One (say, the right to life, albeit with countless applications)? Three (life, liberty, and property)? Or an unlimited number (the right to do this, that, and the other, ad infinitum)? Because part of any strategy to achieve a fully free society presumably includes persuading nonlibertarians to be…
When Basic Services Are Guaranteed As A “Right”
Recently Ezra Klein pointed out (“What liberals get wrong about single payer,” Washington Post, January 13) that single-payer healthcare wouldn’t solve the problem of America having the most expensive healthcare system in the world. American health insurance premiums aren’t so high because of the overhead cost or profit of insurance companies, but because of the…
Rights Violations Aren’t The Only Bads
More than a few libertarians appear to hold the view that only rights violations are wrong, bad, and deserving of moral condemnation. If an act does not entail the initiation of force, so goes this attitude, we can have nothing critical to say about it. On its face, this is strange. If you observe an…
Disability Rights are Human Rights
Imagine if you had to fight in a court of law in order to be permitted to move in with friends, go to work, and make basic decisions about your daily life. Jenny Hatch doesn’t have to imagine, because she just fought and won that battle for her basic liberties. Hatch has volunteered for political…
Why Does Justice Have Good Consequences?
Roderick Long: I’m hoping to make you puzzled about a problem that has puzzled me on and off over the years. Misery loves company, I suppose —
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