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Archive of posts published in the tag: social justice

The Problem with Capitalism

The danger of excess regulation or central planning is not frustrating the natural organic order, but undermining the institutions that control our baser instincts.

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Liberty vs Identity

“The left sees people primarily as members of groups defined by race, class, sex and sexual orientation. They are therefore confident that demographics are destiny.”

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Social Justice vs Truth

“In a reversal of traditional liberal values, the left now prioritizes social justice over free speech, respect for facts, and the marketplace of ideas. “

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The Epitome of Virtue Signalling

This confederate monument controversy is the epitome of virtue signaling.  Everyone gets to posture their moral supremacy while doing nothing to solve relevant problems like black unemployment, violence, dropout rate, poverty, single family homes, and health concerns. If removing these…

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Intellectual Scapegoats

William Voegeli wrote an important book, Never Enough which I highly recommend. In National Review he writes Why the Liberal Elite Will Never Check Its Privilege Speaking of Orwell, his observation that all leftist political parties are “at bottom a…

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Laundering Privilege

William Voegeli wrote an important book, Never Enough which I highly recommend. In National Review he writes Why the Liberal Elite Will Never Check Its Privilege It turns out that “social justice” amounts to noblesse oblige, simultaneously strengthening the obligations and…

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Tax Psychotherapy

Another gem  from Kevin Williamson at National Review, Bad Medicine on ‘Carried Interest’ Nobody in Washington wants to face that particular angry mob of IRA investors with torches and pitchforks. What we are talking about is singling out a particular…

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The Need to Demonize

From The Weekly Standard, The Roots of Campus Leftism by Warren Treadgold Campus leftism has been much less concerned with helping the supposedly oppressed than with demonizing the supposed oppressors. The allegedly oppressed who fail to recognize their oppression, like women who…

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The Dangers of Social Justice

Hayek argues that the term “social justice” is “empty” and lacks “any meaning whatever”- at least within the context of a society affirming traditional liberal values.  He compares a belief in social justice to a belief in witches or ghosts. …

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