The experience of the pandemic has required some updating to libertarian priors about how much people are willing to sacrifice to help each other. But that doesn’t mean we need to abandon libertarian principles altogether.
Peace is precious, rare, and fragile. We’ll never hold onto it if we believe it’s also impossible.
Online craziness is crashing into the real world with increasing consequences. Solving this problem is critically important.
A suffocating administrative state is what holds back substantial change with its insistence on approving any direction we might take
David Hume observed that none of us have done anything like signing a contract, so it’s silly to believe that’s why we have faith in the government. We obey the law because having a government is usually useful.
Recurring concerns about the effect of new media on society inevitably lead to calls to Do Something about new media. But if something should be done, who should do the doing?
The beliefs of voters haven’t changed. They’re just facing a new calculation