The Biggest Issue with Richard Dawkins’ Tweet

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“The latest of these Twitter controversies that I think warrants being addressed started with Professor Richard Dawkins expressing his opinion on the very delicate topic of eugenics.”

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Actually, Howard Schultz, Unions May Just Be the Answer

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“Howard Schultz famously state that unions ‘have a role to play’ but are ‘not the answer.’ But, are they not? Thankfully, there is an empirical answer to this question.”

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From Ayn Rand to Amartya Sen: Using the Concept of “Rights”

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Again, there seems to be no ideological bias against the concept of rights; views on the subject come from various distinct standpoints.”

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Fact-Checking the Tweet that Got Andy Ngo Banned from Twitter

While both of Ngo’s claims are technically true, the proper context paints a widely different picture.”

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Why the Left Should Take Hayek Seriously, Too

“As a student pointed out during a lecture on this subject, this Hayekian market is probably closer to the Open Source movement in software development than to what is commonly invoked with the words ‘free market.'”

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Getting to the Bottom of Ben Shapiro’s Popularity

Robinson’s article is both interesting and useful because it summarizes neatly and cogently almost every argument that those on the Left might make against Shapiro. However, it also begins to lay out a broad notion of why critiques of Shapiro usually fail.”

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Slavoj Žižek, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Philosophy of Climate Change

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“It does not take an expert logician to deduce that if climate catastrophe were really upon us, we would also observe people giving extreme warnings, and it could even be the case that they still would not support, for example, nuclear power.”

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Writing in the Tradition of Rawls—to Understand Trump

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“McManus…is much closer to the analytic tradition represented by authors such as John Rawls and Martha Nussbaum. Yet, his work is much richer thanks to his engagement with Marxist class analysis and post-structuralist philosophy…”

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The Spanish Philosopher Who Best Understood Populism

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For Ortega y Gasset, the elite has nothing to do with class or any other kind sociocultural factors. The elite are simply those who make great demands of themselves.”

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Jordan Peterson, Noam Chomsky, and What We Mean by “Left” and “Right”

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“For these reasons, I think it is not unreasonable to identify this nature-nurture or nature-history spectrum as the basic guiding principle behind the left-right spectrum.”

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Slavoj Žižek and the Quillette Hoax

But this just shows that Žižek is right in that there is no such thing as seeing the world as it really is. There is always something that mediates perception.”

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Where Hayek and Marx Part Ways

“The most committed liberal would believe that perfection is unattainable, while the socialist would contend that it is not only possible but necessary.”

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Slavoj Žižek, Music, and the End of Capitalism

The basic thought is that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”

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Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot and Public Utilities

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“Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms are much more like churches or clubs than they are like a public plaza, regardless of their size.”

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When We Debate “Biological Differences”

The framing of these arguments, I believe, is largely misguided. Right and Left are, after all, moral and political positions and not scientific ones.”

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