Tag Archives: Doctrine of Individualism

The Making of a Witch Hunt

The Chicago Tribune published an editorial last week criticizing Tony Robbins comments recently about MeToo.  I’ll get into Robbin’s comments in the next section, but in essence Robbins told stories about powerful businessmen he knew who were reluctant to hire … Continue reading

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The Overton Window and Modern Human Tribalism

Since the dawn of Man, humans have organized themselves into groups based on genetic similarity.  These groups cohere around shared customs – language, dress, food, and most critically (for our purposes here) beliefs.  We call these groups tribes. In the … Continue reading

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Freedom requires Inequality

The ironic thing about freedom, in a classical liberal sense, is that it requires inequality.  Indeed, the Doctrine of Individualism is rooted in the principle that individuals must be permitted to both rise and fall, to both succeed and fail, … Continue reading

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Bringing back Adulthood

To quote Yale professor William Deresiewicz: Many modern adolescents are “great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it.” One of the challenging things about being an rational academic or scientist in the modern American far-left … Continue reading

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The anti-Scientific Positions of the Left

One thing the American Left likes to do is repeatedly excoriate the Right for being “anti-scientific” for their positions on things like evolution and global warming.  The problem is that the Left is just as unscientific, only about different topics … Continue reading

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The Failure of Neoliberalism: Groups do not equal Individuals

The failure of Neoliberalism – which to many represents a libertarian economic approach – is not in its embrace of classical liberal economics … rather, its principle flaw is in its embrace of the idea that groups of people equate … Continue reading

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