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An Inquiry Into the Human Prospect: a Footnote

"Humane society, cohabitation or being...above all earthly things must be maintained." Richard Overton Read More »

Economics and Politics: Against Vulgar Marxism

There’s something to be said for addressing the economic and the political separately; to the extent possible, as conceptually apart. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XIV

Cooperative communities based on mutual aid and cooperation, have been around since the beginning of time, and they’ve been known to be successful. Hayek’s inattention to this fact speaks volumes. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XI

As far as I am concerned, one’s intellectual development cannot be complete without taking full account of a reasoned, conservative viewpoint, regardless of your personal viewpoint. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part X

Liberalism isn’t a theory, in a manner of speaking. It’s a state of mind, a program by the feebleminded, all who have given up on hard thinking, an opiate. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part IX

Hobbes was the first behaviorist in a manner of speaking, a thoroughly modern man. His ultimate aim was individual survival; and his ethic, a behaviorist ethic. And we still live under the specter. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part V

Hobbes may have been a purist compared to Locke, but he did capture better than anyone the tenor of our times: it’s all about statism; the heart of the liberal theory! Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part IV

Locke was a modern man in a manner of speaking. His cardinal mistake was to assume that macro events guaranteed likewise results in the realm of the individual. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part III

The ownership concept extended beyond one’s entitlement to the fruits of his or her labors. The initial axiom, by virtue of its self-evident quality, had come to encompass a great many other things, such as landed property and self-ownership. The seeds which were sown became a weed. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part II

Right or wrong, the association of wealth and riches with individuality continues to have a strong hold on us. The things we have, what we drive, where and how we live, the clothes we wear, they all seem to define us. Is there anything wrong with that picture? Read More »