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  • Is there such a thing as a ‘necessary’ evil?

    It puzzles me how many people say this or that thing or particular action is a ‘necessary’ evil. Didn’t you just say it is evil? If it is evil then how is it necessary? How can you do good by doing something evil? Necessary evil seems pretty much like an oxymoron to me. This happens...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Dylan of Rivia on Fri, Apr 20 2012
  • Morality of using gold and silver as money

    Is it more moral to use gold and silver as money than it is to use paper? I believe fiat currency is immoral and anti-philosophical. How would you make a moral case for gold as opposed to an efficiency case?
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Freedom4Me73986 on Wed, Jun 22 2011
  • Morality of accepting government handouts

    I've re-read Walter Block's paper on libertarian punishment theory and I believe he gave a talk which I don't recall what it was called but it's somewhere in the archive, so I am basing my question around the discussion there. Block's approach to the sort of ethics of liberty - specifically...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by champthom on Tue, Feb 2 2010
  • Re: The strange appeal of socialism. Why?

    [quote user="liberty student"] [quote user="William Green"]The rational part can overcome the animal, but it doesn't often do so.[/quote] All human action is rational . [quote user="William Green"]It seems clear that most of humanity is typically governed by the "animal"...
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Thu, Nov 12 2009
  • The strange appeal of socialism. Why?

    If you have read Lew Rockwell's article today , you may be discouraged as I am. It raises a question I have been wrestiling with. I will try to put it into words: If freedom is the path to greater human fulfillment (and I believe it is), and if people naturally seek higher satisfaction (fulfillment...
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Thu, Nov 12 2009
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