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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Free Association Webinar: Gary Johnson's Prospects

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bad audio on Lucy's side. Sham.

I endorse "treating people decently", in both directions: the wronged customer and the owner who refuses to "freely associate" with his client. But I fear the slipery slope: if we say we have a moral **obligation** to treat others decently (whatever decently means), then pretty soon we will be told that we ought to pay our "fair share" so that nobody is cake-less and everyone has a guaranteed Basic Income to get a goddamn wedding cake.

Then there is Bastiat. If we punish the homophobic baker, how many cakes we could buy in other bakeries with all the money spent on lawyers to force that person to conform to society's whims? (Yes, it is a whim to force a baker to bake a cake for anyone even if he is the only baker in town).

Would it be so bad to have a homophobic baker who sees his business grow because other homophobes like his ethical opinions, while at the same time having a liberal baker gets also more business because the anti-homophobic crowd wants to put the homophobic baker out of business? Make cake, not war.

Libertarian position should be clear to all: let us get together to make a paleocake, a high-fat-low-carb gay cake for every couple who wants to obtain a State license to get access to State privileges. Let's be generous for once.