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Entries from December 2011

The New York Times on Ron Paul’s Newsletters

December 27th, 2011 · 24 Comments

With Ron Paul’s now-infamous newsletters once again making headlines, I mulled whether I ought to revisit the issue, but ultimately decided that there wasn’t much to add to the long piece Dave Weigel and I wrote for Reason back in 2008, especially since I’d already elaborated in a couple blog postscripts written shortly after that […]

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Real Intellectual Property Theft

December 19th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Proponents of ever stronger and longer copyrights, supported by ever more draconian enforcement mechanisms, like to toss around terms like “piracy” and “theft” for the emotional reactions they provoke. This is not, as Matt Yglesias notes, an aid to clear thinking: Copyright infringement and theft are both illegal—along with jaywalking, murder, and speeding—but they’re otherwise […]

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An Old-School Absurdly Long Philosophy Post

December 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Rational Selves, Moral Communities, and Ethics for Sociopaths“, over at the new Libertarianism.org blog.

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