Some Main Points In “The Misplaced Fear of Monopoly”, by Dr. Tom Woods, Jr.

This essay, "The Misplaced Fear of Monopoly" by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., was assigned reading in my Government studies (he's also the teacher of the latter half of the course). I will provide the link (*click here for his essay*), but since this is a "main points" post, I shall boil down the essay … Continue reading Some Main Points In “The Misplaced Fear of Monopoly”, by Dr. Tom Woods, Jr.

Right Of Free Speech; Positive/Negative Rights

Free Speech Everyone in America knows the first amendment: the right to free speech. But there are times when this right seems to dissolve in certain circumstances; for example: yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater, or walking into someone’s home and lecturing them while they’re trying to enjoy family dinner. As the person who yelled … Continue reading Right Of Free Speech; Positive/Negative Rights

Individualist vs. Collectivist Outlooks In Modern Life

Prompt: “What are some issues today that deal with individualist vs. collectivist outlooks?” I am an individualist. I believe every person is autonomous and has personal rights. This is known as classical liberalism. My views are inherently libertarian. Compare my view with the opposing view: collectivism. This is also known as modern liberalism; the polar … Continue reading Individualist vs. Collectivist Outlooks In Modern Life

Utopian Socialism, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism – History

Utopian Socialists Utopian socialism was an idea tossed around by people like Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Étienne Cabat, and Robert Owen. Their idea of “utopia” was socialism. More specifically, centrally planned economies in which the economy thrived and competition did not exist. Unfortunately for them, it has been repeatedly proven that such economies cannot … Continue reading Utopian Socialism, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism – History

State-Subsidized Churches and Schools – Is There a Difference?

Prompt: “Is there a difference between state-subsidized churches and state-subsidized schools?” There are two major differences: churches teach one day of the week while schools teach five days a week, and schools are supposedly “religiously neutral” (actually, the majority of them teach a God-less religion) while churches teach about God (there are actually borderline agnostic … Continue reading State-Subsidized Churches and Schools – Is There a Difference?

FDR’s Four “Freedoms” – Are They Really “Freedoms”?

Prompt: “Did all four of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms promote liberty?” Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the U.S., serving from 1933-1945. He gave a speech, also known as the Four Freedoms speech. The quoted excerpt is below. “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to … Continue reading FDR’s Four “Freedoms” – Are They Really “Freedoms”?