Fighting Sexism, Sexily

I’ve long contended that libertarians have a habit of downplaying or denying certain problems when they don’t like the proposed solutions. For example, when people talk about sexism, or the wage gap, it’s common for a libertarian to retort that the wage gap isn’t real, or can be explained by individual choices. I understand this … [Read more…]

Who is more sex-obsessed, liberals or conservatives?

So this happened at the Thoughts on Liberty blog, where I’m a contributor: This is How Many Shits I Give About Converting Conservatives to Libertarians Sample: I will not direct TOL’s writers to stop talking about sex or relationships. These are completely natural and wholesome parts of human existence, and they are things that the state interferes in. … [Read more…]

Taxpayer Money Wasted In Attempt To Invent Green Car Industry

GigaOM’s Katie Fehrenbacher has come to the defense of Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program, concluding that the program “wasn’t an example of massive misspending from the DOE.” While the massive is all relative I suppose, the misspending here really isn’t. The whole thing is in the news because Fisker Automotive, a loan recipient, recently crashed and burned, … [Read more…]

Why do these Forbes writers (really) want a conservatorship for Amanda Bynes?

It seems everyone is worried about Amanda Bynes these days. But Danielle and Andy Mayoras, listed as “Contributor” for Forbes (is that like when people have combined “Cathy and Igor Gembitsky” Facebook profiles?) take it to a new level when they wonder whether Amanda needs a conservatorship. There are definitely legit concerns about Amanda’s safety and the safety of others. … [Read more…]

The Teen Mom sex tape, a cam-girl first person and the meaning of drag

Facebook shares: Self-awareness fail: “Apparently Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has given up activism for a career in comedy. I just heard him on the radio railing against the Koch brothers for using their wealth to influence American politics.” -Thaddeus Russell. These two are my friends! 7 shares and mad traffic for Thoughts on Liberty! Yes, I … [Read more…]