Category Archives: Et Cetera

Et Cetera – 25 January 2014

Michael Munger, in a response to James Stoner, distinguishes between “voluntary” and “euvoluntary” exchanges, and argues that government should allow them both. He also extends Stoner’s insight that men and women do not always behave morally in markets to the … Continue reading

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Et Cetera – 6 January 2014

A blast from the past: this 1993-1994 article by Roderick Long explains how the state solved the health care “crisis” of eighty years ago. We think of today’s health crisis as inextricably linked to our skyrocketing medical expenditures, but Long … Continue reading

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Et Cetera – 8 December 2013

Earlier this week, I shared some thoughts concerning my skepticism surrounding the mandatory vaccination movement. Over at Reason, however, science correspondent Ronald Bailey makes his libertarian case for coercive vaccination.  The Massachusetts health marketplace, which President Obama pointed to in … Continue reading

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Et Cetera – 21 November 2013

Jeff Tucker articulates his general thoughts on the ACA and government intervention in health care beautifully. “It turns out,” he writes, “you can’t just pass a law that causes everyone to get all the healthcare he or she desires at … Continue reading

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Et Cetera (Libertarian Television Edition) – 26 September 2013

Paul Cantor writes about the anti-state, decentralist themes in AMC’s The Walking Dead. A truly wonderful look at the series, but be warned that there are some spoilers in this article.  The Schumpeter blog over at the Economist posts an equally … Continue reading

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A well written piece in The New York Times discusses the complex politics involved in trying to scientifically establish whether or not fetuses (especially those younger than 22 weeks) are able to feel pain. I don’t really know enough about this to …

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As I posted this past Monday evening, the list of employers who are cutting employee hours to navigate around the Affordable Care Act is growing. The White House, for its part, has responded to these developments by dismissing them as …

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Slate asks if “surveillance blimps” are the new drones: The U.S. military plans to deploy two massive surveillance blimps over Aberdeen, Md., next year, and nobody is worried. According to Raytheon, which spearheaded the $450 million project, the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile …

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I’ve been inspired–by Bob Murphy’s “Potpourri” and Jonathan Finegold’s “Advocates of Reason”–to create my own running series of posts containing multiple pieces of random updates and information. The idea is that these posts will pull together a couple different items …

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